Before and After: IKEA Solutions for a Growing Family

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2014

The Fair family won a free home makeover courtesy of IKEA. And it came at just the right time. The family of five was outgrowing their 1,500 square foot Charlotte home as fast as their three… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Trestle-Style Dining Table for Under $50

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2014

A modern, solid wood dining table for under $50 is basically unheard of. Which may explain why this project from The Design Confidential is blowing my mind!  … Continue Reading

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Before and After: Sweet Porch Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2014

Last Friday we had a roundup of eye candy that included some gorgeous outdoor dining spaces. In today's B & A, we have an existing porch dining room that was… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2014

Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortarContinue Reading

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This to That: Chair Becomes End Table

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2014

We've seen chairs used as tables before, but Cathy really thought outside the box for this redo. She had a client with a coastal style that was in need of an end table, but when she saw this worn bamboo chair, something clicked. She decided, in classic Tim Gunn vernacular, to make it work.… Continue Reading

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DIY Inspiration: Wine Bottle Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Jun 04, 2014

Got a band or jig saw and a hole saw or a big old Forstner bit & drill? Then you have just about everything you need to make a replica of the Dvinus coffee table. Available through Ciclus, the… Continue Reading

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A Very Tenacious End Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2014

Allison must be one of the most tenacious DIYers on the planet. Proof of that assertion is exhibited in her makeover of this sad little end table. Allison decided to strip the white paint off of it only to find that the top was made out of a laminate-type product. But the sides? Those… Continue Reading

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Jenna's One-Hour DIY Kitchen Island

By: Diy maven May 23, 2014

Jenna confirms that the hardest part of her DIY kitchen island was figuring out how to construct it. Once that was done, the island took about an hour to build. That, however, doesn't… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Hanging Wood Slab Side Table

By: Capreek May 19, 2014

Earlier this year, we shared a hanging cement table project that was minimalist-meets-industrial perfection. But, what if concrete isn't your thing? Well, take a look at this amazing wood slab… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Lovely IKEA Kitchen Cart Makeover

By: Diy maven May 19, 2014

One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Old IKEA Table and Chairs Get a Fresh, New Look

By: Diy maven May 12, 2014

One of the good things about IKEA furniture is its affordability; one of the bad things about it is it's readily ID'd as IKEA. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but sometimes you just don't want to advertise for the big blue box store. If that describes you and your good/bad feelingsContinue Reading

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10 Tips for Decorating Your Living Room on a Budget

By: Faith-towers Apr 17, 2014

How to decorate your living room on a budget.

I'm one of those people who takes budget decorating to the extreme. Because every little bit counts, right? Today I'm going to share some budget decorating tips with you, using a real living room (my own) as the model. Here are ten affordable ways to make your living room the most attractive one on the… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Dresser to Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2014

This is one of the most clever makeovers I've ever seen. Seriously. Alicia saved this 1970's Broyhill dresser from the donate pile by turning it into a desk. After removing six of its drawers,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Wood and Copper Pipe Dining Table

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2014

Last week, we shared 10 amazing DIY projects that used copper, aka the hot material of the moment. If those projects were on too small of a scale for you, consider trying your hand at this DIY dining room table. I mean, go big or go home,… Continue Reading

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