How To: Cool & Colorful Cactus Transfer Art

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 08, 2015
diy cactus transfer art
photo: Persia Lou

It could be the fact that I now live in Tucson and have embraced the cactus fully in my life, but this transfer art tutorial is pure genius! And totally useful in tons of artsy situations!      

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HUGE Master Bedroom Gets Super Lux Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 06, 2015
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 enoughContinue Reading

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Would You "Surprise" Your Landlord with a Kitchen Makeover?

By: Diy maven Oct 02, 2015

Photo: My Domaine

When stylist Peter Dolkas decided to re-do the kitchen in his rental, he had no qualms about painting the cabinets. As for his landlord? She didn't know what was happening until after the makeover wasContinue Reading

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

By: Jennifer farley Sep 29, 2015
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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How-To: Incredibly Simple Boho-Style Wall Hanging

By: Faith-towers Sep 29, 2015
How-To: Incredibly Simple Boho-Style Wall Hanging
Photo: Homey Oh My!

I love projects that use up a lot of old yarn that's been sitting in my closet for ages. There's something about making something pretty out of discarded materials that makes me happy. But enough about me... it's time to show you how to make this lovely wall hanging. Click through to find out more.   

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How to: Make Abstract Art with a Paint Scraper

By: Stephanie lee Sep 28, 2015
DIY abstract wall art

Despite having lived in our current house for three years, the walls are conspicuously bare and it's getting to the point where dressing them up is at the top of my priority list.

But while I love abstract art, sadly the pieces I'm drawn to are usually outside my price range. What is in my budget though is paint, canvas and a paint scraper, which is pretty much all you need to make your own painted artwork... click through to see how!

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Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 25, 2015
Eye Candy: 15 Beautiful Home Projects Using Wood Veneer

I love the natural look of wood in the home. Wooden furniture, wooden decor, wooden kitchen gadgets, and more! It's all so pretty! However, true wood can be a bit costly. Here are 15 projects that give the look of wood (thanks, veneer!), won't break the bank, and are beautiful to boot!       

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Shopping Guide: 16 Fantastic Tapestries Under $75

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 24, 2015
Shopping Guide: 16 Fantastic Tapestries Under $75

Occasionally, it's tough to find frames or art to fill up a giant space on the wall. Enter: The Tapestry. There are millions and millions of options (you can even have one printed from your own image!) and they don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 16 of my faves for under $75!      

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Roundup: 10 Rustic Fall Decor Ideas to DIY

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2015

It's that time of year to shift into cozy mode. And, for me, cozy goes hand in hand with rustic, so that's the thread that runs through all these fall decor ideas toContinue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Large-Scale Optical Illusion Art with Paper

By: Jeran Sep 22, 2015
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love adding large-scale statement pieces to my home, especially when it comes to art.  It instantly upgrades the space and pulls together a room effortlessly. So, when I spotted this gorgeous rug at Anthropologie, I decided I'd recreate the pattern in the form of a budget-friendly, large-scale art print. All you'll need is a large frame and a few sheets of colored card stock.         

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10 Wood DIYs That Don't Require Major Power Tools

By: Faith-towers Sep 10, 2015
10 Wood DIYs That Don't Require Major Power Tools
Photo: Historias de Casa

DIY projects that are made of wood are daunting to many... talk of table saws and other power tools can be intimidating. Which is why we decided to share some DIYs that don't require multiple power tools and hours and hours of your time. And keep in mind that if you ever do need to have wood cut, your local home improvement store may be able to cut it for you for free. Just ask someone in the lumber section. Here are ten of our favorite easy wood projects for your home.   

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Shopping Guide: 15 Home Decor Finds on Etsy

By: Jennifer farley Sep 07, 2015
15 Etsy Stores Home Decor
Source:  Rea1Woodworks1TrueCottonFolkloreDecoSlowDownProductions, MahzerandVee, SazeraStitches

I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy.  Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start.  The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique.  Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.   Continue Reading

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15 Hangings & Woven Pieces We'd Display On Our Walls Proudly

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 02, 2015
15 Hangings & Woven Pieces We'd Display On Our Walls Proudly
photo: We Are Scout

I don't hate the woven wall hanging trend. I actually don't hate any kind of wall art trend. If it's pretty, it can stay! Wall hangings can be expensive - especially the large ones! - so here are 15 of my favorite pieces that are affordable to buy, some DIY, and they're all ones I'd be lucky to have on display in my home!      

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor

By: Jennifer farley Sep 01, 2015
Photo: House and Garden

We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.

Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display?  Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.   

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This Garden Shed is NOT What it Looks Like.

By: Diy maven Aug 25, 2015
Photo: The Torii Cinema Co.

It might LOOK like a garden shed, but it's not. Not by a long shot! Can you guess what might be inside? A child's playhouse, perhaps? Nope. How about a studio space? Not that either. Give up? Take aContinue Reading

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Make This: Affordable Bohemian-Inspired Fabric Wall Art

By: Hellolidy Aug 19, 2015
Bohemian-Inspired Wall Hanging | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I'm a huge fan of a great piece of wall art. It's the one part of my home that's always evolving! Like, pillows It's such a simple and affordable way to change out a look in any space, refreshing the entire room. 

Lately, my living room is changing…again! I tend to grow out of trends and certain looks every few years, so I like the challenge of finding simple ways to update the space. This time, I've really wanted to try and achieve a warm, boho-chic look. And this wall hanging is a fantastic way to bring a unique and mesmerizing piece into your home! Oh...and it costs like $10!

Bohemian-Inspired Wall Hanging | Hello Lidy for Curbly

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Make It: DIY Concrete Wall Art

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2015
Photo: DIY My Homes

Don't you just LOVE using up project leftovers??? I do, which is just one reason I'm diggin' this DIY concrete art project. Some scrap 1/4" material--like plywood or backer board or etc, concrete mix, someContinue Reading

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Roundup: Dress Up Your Dorm Room With These 10 DIY Projects

By: Faith-towers Aug 11, 2015
Roundup: Dress Up Your Dorm Room With These 10 DIY Projects
Photo: Brit + Co.

Believe it or not, it's almost back to school time! And for many of you, that means heading back to an empty white college dorm room. Well there's no excuse to leave it that way because we have ten easy, colorful DIY projects to dress up your dorm room.   

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$400 Copper and White Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2015

Photo: Squirrelly Minds

So you have a kitchen that you plan to gut and redo when the funds are available. But that day isn't here yet, and you don't want to invest a lot of money in a kitchen you can't stand but also can't stand to live in either. Then you do what Ms. Squirrelly Mind did andContinue Reading

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How to: Simple and Modern DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

By: Hellolidy Jul 23, 2015
DIY Magnetic Poster Frame

I inherited a love for art from my grandmother. Her home was seriously a museum that I loved to peruse and take in. It was full of beautiful decor and art; some she brought into Canada with her after she immigrated from Holland. Some, she picked up along the way. I always thought she spent a fortune on most of her collections. But it turns out, they were affordable prints that simply spoke to her, which she collected over time. And that is exactly how I seem to collect the many pieces of art in our home. The problem is, I'm running out of frames to hang them in, so I decided to create a minimal and modern magnetic poster frame! 

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