How to Paint Ceramic

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2011

created at: 09/29/2011

Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like now:Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Natural Moss Wreath From Dollar Store Finds!

By: Capreek Sep 27, 2011

created at: 09/27/2011

This oversized moss wreath sure is a doozy, don't you think?  It'll blow your mind even more when you find out what the $1 wreath form is made out of... Care to wager a guess?  

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How to: DIY Letterpress Inspired Typography

By: Craftmel Sep 20, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

If you are anything like me, you've been enchanted by old collections of letterpress and printing press typography.  I'd love to have a shelf packed with them someday, but in the meantime, I could always fake it-- just like this jumbo letter-- using wood and paper mache letters.   Continue Reading

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Make It: Tuna Can Hurricane Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2011

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A standing 'O' to Diane for finding a clever way to reuse tuna cans and thrift store finds to create stylish outdoor lighting. Pictured above are the basic materials she used to create the lamps. As for the outcome, here's one traditional version, but....Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Fresh and Funky Bedroom Makeover!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2011

created at: 09/19/2011

You might not believe it, but this dim, box-filled bedroom has the makings of a fresh and funky light-filled retreat.  Check out the 'after' to see what I mean!   Continue Reading

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Make It: Colorful DIY Treat Stands!

By: Capreek Sep 13, 2011

created at: 09/12/2011

Ready to party?  Cool.  Ready to put some tasty treats out on display on a colorful and easy stand you made yourself??  Right on!  

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How To: Fix Ugly Thrift Store Paintings!

By: Capreek Sep 01, 2011

created at: 08/31/2011

We've all seen them: hideous paintings that look to have come from a dentist's office circa 1991.  Thrift store specialties!  But before you pass by these massive works of, um, art, consider their inherent value.  A new canvas is expensive.  A sad thrift store painting is not.  Are you thinking what I'm thinking?  Let's fix this thing with some DIY art!   Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Vintage Suitcase into a Chair!

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

Remember Big Cat's adorable vintage suitcase cum bed? Well...Kate's chair is giving that kitty cozy a run for its money. Besides the fact that it's as cute as a button, she also assures us that the chair is super comfy. For those of us already planning a trip

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Before & After: An Eclectic Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

This farmhouse dining room started out a little dark and scary, but with a lot of love and hardwork, was transformed into an eclectic, light-filled retreat!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Play Kitchen!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen idea!   Continue Reading

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Awesome: Robots Made from Thrift Store Finds!

By: Capreek Aug 09, 2011

created at: 08/05/2011If you know me, you know that I not only harbor a deep love of robots, I am downright obsessed with them!  So, when I ran across these sweet little creations, I simply had to share.  Had to, you guys.  I hope you'll find them as awesome sauce as I do.   Continue Reading

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How To: Spruce Up Your Tea Towels with Tassels!

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

Last week we shared a roundup of (awesome) modern tea towels, but if your priority is to 'make do', I say you may as well make it pretty, too!   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple and Charming DIY Centerpiece Idea!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!   Continue Reading

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From Spare Room to Dining Room: An Unexpected Transformation!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

This tiny space started out as a closed balcony then morphed into a bedroom then morphed again into a stunning, light-filled dining room!  Don't believe me?  Check out the 'after' below!   Continue Reading

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How to Turn Chopsticks into Ornamental Coasters

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2011

created at: 07/28/2011

Like twist ties, chopsticks, seem to multiply in the junk drawer. Here's a great idea from Gaiam for using those extras as well as the leftover ones from takeout night: turn them into ornamental coasters. Besides the chopsticks, all you need is some decorative Continue Reading

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