Curbly Bookworm: Crafting with Wood Pallets

Diy Maven
Crafting with Wood Pallets cover shot
Photo: Ulysess Press

Becky Lamb gets it: no matter what some people may say, crafting stuff out of wood pallets will continue to be popular. Her love of the humble shipping staple started a long time ago with a DIY shelf. Her love affair has culminated into a complete book packed with 25+ rustic projects using them, and they just might be the inspiration you need to finally start making stuff out of those pallets you've...

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Make It: Scandinavian-Inspired Leaf Wall Hanging

Stephanie Lee
Scandinavian inspired leaf wall hanging

I've always loved Scandinavian prints. They manage to be both sophisticated and fun at the same time, and they combine so many of my favourite things; bold colours, plenty of patterns, playful shapes... what's not to love? So when I needed a little something to brighten up my bare walls, a Scandi-inspired wall hanging was the first thing that came to mind. Click through to make one of your own!

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Eye Candy: 12 Yarn Wall Hangings to Buy or DIY

Stephanie Lee
Buy or DIY: 12 wall hangings for Fall
Photo: We Are Scout

I've got a few blank walls at my house that could use a bit of a facelift and what better way to do that than with a statement wall hanging? Admittedly, five years ago that probably wouldn't have been my first thought, but I've seen so many beautiful weavings around lately that I'm now itching to get a couple up on my walls.

Best of all, there are so many options to either buy or DIY that there's no excuse not to get that weaving you've always wanted up on display. Click through for some of my favourites! 

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Before and After: My Little Boy's Room Makeover

Jennifer Farley
Little Boys Room Makeover

A little over a year ago we bought our home at an estate sale. We bought the house "as is." All the rooms in the house were about as bad and outdated as the above picture shows. This room had 40-year-old matted carpet, stained velvet damask wall paper, and an industrial sized burn-your-hand-off radiator...not to mention all sorts of other issues. Right when we bought the house we were in the process of adopting a 7-year-old boy, so we decided to focus "aesthetically" on the bedrooms and upstairs hallway. Most importantly our son needed a fun room in his forever home.   

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HUGE Master Bedroom Gets Super Lux Makeover

Diy Maven
Photo: JWS Interiors

Interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt had a HUGE pallet with which to work when confronted with this bedroom. The odd thing is, in the "before" picture, it looks smaller. (Perhaps the furniture placement? The angle of the photograph? Both??) After, we see the room in all its square footage glory. Seriously, how many bedrooms are large enough

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Roundup: 10 Common Items You Should Always Consider Buying at Estate Sales

Jennifer Farley
Estate Sale Finds

I love vintage furniture but it can be expensive unless you know where to look. In the search of items for my home, I am more likely to stop at an estate sale than a garage sale or thrift store. I have found the "finds" at an estate sale to be more consistent. If you are wanting to find some interesting decor and stylish vintage pieces make a stop at a local estate sale. Here are 10 common things you will more than likely find there.   

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