3 Tutorials That Will Have You Lettering Chalkboards Like a PRO

By: Diy maven Jul 25, 2014

Okay, show of hands. How many of us have sat down with chalk in hand in front of our new DIY chalkboards to do the lettering only to realize that our chalkboard lettering skills stink? This morning at about 4:30am while I was surfing the webs--because that's what I do when I wake up waaaay… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY West Elm-Inspired Jute Rug

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2014

Sometimes you see an awesome rug and you get really excited that you've found 'the one' -- and then you see the price tag and want to crawl into a hole and weep for what will never be. Or something like… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Industrial-Modern Bookcase

By: Capreek Jul 22, 2014

With a few hardware store materials and four hours of your time, you can make a stylish, industrial-modern bookshelf for under… Continue Reading

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DIY Starry Night Cityscape Lampshade

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2014

When I was a kid, every time we'd get a postcard with a cityscape on the front, I'd snag it. Using a pin, I'd poke holes along the outline the buildings. Then I'd hold the card up to a light and witness a little magic. The cityContinue Reading

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Husband v. Wife Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2014

Christy's husband had made over his kitchen when their house was 'his.' When she moved in, she wanted to make it over in her own image. (You know what I mean.) She made a wish list. New solid surface counters, new backsplash, farmhouse sink, and new flooring. Hubby balked. He was attached to his… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Beautifully Designed Tiny Homes and Apartments

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2014

Wanna tax your design skills? Move into a tiny space and see what happens. Already in a tiny space? Then you know all  the challenges designing such a space entails. It's also why you might be much better at being organized than your McMansion counterparts. You need to be tidy if you want to maximize your space! Much as the occupants of these postage stamp places who have perfected tiny living that enables them to live large.

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Dramatic Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 11, 2014

This kitchen makeover was not a DIY. The folks behind it are Westhaven Builders, and whether you like the final design or not, I'm sure you'll agree that it's a dramatic one. Windows and doors were movedContinue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Removable Wallpaper

By: Capreek Jul 10, 2014

When I saw this DIY idea, it was immediately one of those "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moments. I mean... it's brilliant. And so, so… Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Circular Rope Rug

By: Capreek Jul 09, 2014

Rope rugs have been around since the beginning of rugs (just a guess), but it's always a great refresher to see how they're made -- especially when they feature some fun, modern… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Colorful Pom Pom Throw Blanket

By: Capreek Jul 08, 2014

Add a bit of cheer to an old (or even a new-but-plain) throw blanket with this quick and easy… Continue Reading

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10 Brilliant Non-Closet Clothing Storage Solutions You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2014

Older homes, apartments, student housing: these spaces tend to have tiny, tiny closets -- if any at all. If your closet situation is a bit on the dire side, we've rounded up 10 clever DIY clothing storage projects that you can tackle in one afternoon or… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Living Room with a Curved Ceiling Gets a Revamp

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 01, 2014

This living room area was already in great shape, so you can probably imagine that the after is going to look pretty good too, right? And it does. A built in bookshelf has been added, the gold ceiling has been painted over, and that far window was… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Stylish Fabric Planters

By: Capreek Jun 30, 2014

Just when I thought I'd seen every DIY planter project that could possibly exist, the kids at A Beautiful Mess go and knock it out of the park with these fabric… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Gorgeous Outdoor Curtain Ideas and Tutorials

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2014

Sweetie Pie and I are putting the finishing touches on a pergola which we've incorporated onto our existing deck. It's looking great as is, but I'm thinking I might want to add some outdoor curtains to the space. I'm not sure what kind of a hassle they are. You know, damp, mold, bugs, etc.  (If anyone has experience with outdoor curtains, PLEASE share your experiences in the comments below!)… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Stamped Clay Bowls

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 27, 2014

Looking for a DIY to try over the weekend? How about this easy stamped clay bowl… Continue Reading

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How To: Create a DIY Stamped Statement Wall

By: Capreek Jun 26, 2014

I am kind of obsessed with home design. Ever since I've had a place to myself, I've used my downtime to do something with the house. And creating something out of a mass of rejects is usually my weapon of choice.

Other than a few key pieces of furniture, everything at my place is always either a DIY project, has undergone a makeover, or been picked up second-hand. I think it's a genetic defect to not be able to accept a mass-produced product without letting it suffer through a rebirth.

When we moved into my now-apartment, I immediately knew I wanted a statement wall for my bedroom and everything else could happen around it. So I painted it. Hated it. Repainted it. Googled for inspiration. Came up with nothing. Thought some more. Questioned why the universe was conspiring against me. And then I knew what I had to do.

Stamping. And that's how I… Continue Reading

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Shopping Guide: Affordable Outdoor Accessories for Entertaining

By: Capreek Jun 25, 2014

It's officially summer now (hooray), which means you're practically required to spend as much time as possible outdoors. To celebrate, we've rounded up some super colorful and totally affordable outdoor accessories that are perfect for entertaining guests all summer long!… Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Over-Sized Geometric Table Lamp from Scratch

By: Capreek Jun 24, 2014

Looking for some statement piece lighting, but don't want to break the bank? Try your hand at this easy DIY table… Continue Reading

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