How To: Make a Mason Jar Vanity Light

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2014

Lauren used a builder-grade fixture to make a fabulous Mason jar vanity light, and it only cost her $6 and 20 minutes of her time to do it! Besides the materials pictured above, we'll also need some spray paint and primer IF we want to change the color of the fixture, that is. If not, well, then we're good to go. Check outContinue Reading

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Chair Rescue: From Hot Mess to Hot Mama

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2014

This chair rescue is like none you've ever seen. Barb, a nurse during the day and a furniture rehab addict at night, was the intrepid soul who bought the chair and decided to lug it to an upholstery class taught by my blog-friends-forever, reupholstery genius, and fellow Curblier Shelly Leer (aka ModHomeEcTeacher). Shelly told me the story and showed me the pictures of the chair earlier this week, and it was just too remarkable not to share. First, whatContinue Reading

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Before and After: Cramped 50's Kitchen Gets Major Makeover on a Minor Budget

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2014

Dark and dated. That about sums up this 1950's California kitchen. For the budget redo, the cabinets stayed, with a little modification. That being the removal of those separating the working area from the breakfast nook and applying paint (soft green-gray on the bottom and crisp white on the uppers). Ceasarstone "Blizzard" countertopsContinue Reading

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Before and After: An All-in-One Mudroom/Dining Room/Laundry Room Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2014

When Dana and her husband bought this small 1950s ranch house a few years ago, it was in extremely poor condition. Fast forward to 2014 and this dilapidated house is finally starting to resemble the stylish family home they've dreamed of!      Continue Reading

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Becky's 1960 Vintage Trailer Craft Studio

By: Diy maven Aug 13, 2014

Becky and her husband tricked out their vintage 1960's Streamline trailer to serve as her craft studio, and the outcome is nothing less than delightful. Paper crafting, sewing, whatever...if I had this gem in my yard, I'd never want to leave it.

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How To: Make a No-Sew Tribal Floor Cloth

By: Diy maven Aug 06, 2014

Mandi had a space in her house that didn't suit a standard size rug, so she decided to make one for it. Oh, yeah, and it's no-sew too. Mandi refers to her new rug as 'tribal' in style, but because any heavy weight woven fabric will do in its construction, the sky is the limit as far our own personal design styles go. The materials areContinue Reading

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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 too earlyContinue Reading

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Nondescript Picnic Table Gets a Personality Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2014

With a sander, a t-square, some masking tape, and Minwax, Jamie was able to give a traditional, nondescript picnic table some needed personality. The processContinue Reading

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10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

By: Faith-towers Jun 26, 2014

10 Creative DIY Flower Arrangements For Your Next Barbecue or Party

My flower arrangements always tend to look the same. Multiple stems of the same type of flower in a generic glass vase. Maybe some of you have the same habit? Well, in the hopes of solving that problem, I've collected some inspirational centerpiece ideas that would be perfect for the picnic table at your next family barbecue.   

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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 were madeContinue Reading

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How-To Roundup: 10 DIY Roller Shade Makeovers

By: Diy maven May 29, 2014

DIYers have been making over inexpensive roller shades for some time now. These projects, however, are some of the most successful transformations out there. Using fabric, paint, paper, and, in one case, a paperContinue 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 includeContinue Reading

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How To Make a Pallet Chair in About 2 Hours

By: Diy maven May 21, 2014

I am truly loving Donna's 2-hour pallet chair. She assures us it's an easy build even for novice woodworkers. To up the funk factor, she chose to simply slip its cushions intoContinue 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 startedContinue Reading

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10 Tips to Help You Create a Hipster Home

By: Diy maven Apr 30, 2014

Ironic pillows, typewriters, labeling things that don't need labels, and many other tips are all on Lani's illustrated list to having a hipster home. (Extra hipster points to those of us withContinue Reading

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