4 Design Secrets to Conquer the Tall Wall Challenge

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 15, 2011

When so many people are challenged with decorating small spaces, it seems odd that there are those who struggle with decorating their great big tall walls. Luckily, there are more ways to capture and utilize that space than hanging a giant quilt way up there.(Don't you love those three poufs?)

1. Shelve it and use your collections as art. Functional, decorative and it pulls the wall into the coziness of the room.Continue Reading

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4 Hot Italian Font Wallpapers

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 09, 2011

Font decorating hasn't captivated me, until now. These four rooms, dressed up in graphic font wallpapers by the Italian company Wall and Deco, have me rethinking this whole font decor thing. These walls add just the right character (Ha!, no pun intended) and would provide hours of obsessive word searching. Oh! Get a load of that duvet and pillow combo. Scrumptious.Continue Reading

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Five Easy Tips to Make Small Rooms Seem Bigger

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 02, 2011

Interior decorators and home stagers hold the secret to making small spaces seem bigger. It may seem like a mystery, but there are concrete tricks of the trade that are routinely used to 'stretch' the walls out a few extra feet. It's all about the visual feel of things. 

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14 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Male

By: Capreek Feb 01, 2011

created at: 01/31/2011

Valentine's Day will soon be upon us, so it's high time we bust out some gift guides!  If you've got a modern male on your sweetheart list, here are fourteen gift ideas he's sure to love.   Continue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly Pine Shelf Makes an Amazing Comeback

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 31, 2011

You know that aisle at Goodwill that has all the cruddy wood knick-knacks made out of pine with that yellow orangey stain? It's the one that has lots of wood pieces with heart shaped cut outs. Change of policy: Don't walk by it, stop and hunt for a display shelf. You will not believe what a little TLC did for this dog.Continue Reading

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Make a "LOVE" Sign

By: Diy maven Jan 25, 2011


Char used canvas and chipboard to replicate Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE. The project couldn't be easier, and the Continue Reading

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Portrait of the Artist as a Grandmother

By: Bruno Jan 24, 2011

Lin Lacy in her studio with her granddaughter

Don't let Lin Lacy's cheery demeanor, goofball sense of humor, or alliterative name fool you. She's serious about art. Touring her home studio, you'll see dozens of journals filled with daily explorations about her life. Or you might bump into the knee-high stacks of hand-made paper that encircle her work table. For her, art isn't something that happens occasionally when inspiration strikes; it's a constant, a part of everyday life. 

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How to create your own 'free' printables.

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2011


Free printables are everywhere these days. Why? Because they're super easy to make and, apparently, you don't even need any super fancy and expensive (Photoshop) Continue Reading

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Turn an Old Frame into a Modern Jewelry Organizer

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 17, 2011

created at: 01/16/2011

I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect.  Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't matter.  Continue Reading

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Homewood Studios Tour: Art & Community Stewardship

By: Bruno Jan 12, 2011

George Roberts, discussing his Homewood Studio's role artistic in the community stewardship.When Minneapolis residents picture their city's north side, they think of crime, foreclosures, and unemployment. But George Roberts, standing in the sun-lit gallery of the neighborhood's Homewood Studios, says that picture is far from complete. He's a retired high-school English teacher, and, with a gentle demeanor and a white, close-cropped beard, he looks the part.

But he's also an artist, poet, and, in his own way, a community activist.Continue Reading

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2 DIY Silhouette Art Techniques

By: Diy maven Jan 12, 2011

I've had the desire to make some silhouette art for a while now, I just wasn't sure I could achieve the effects I had in mind, but after seeing these two how-tos, I'm thinking success may be within reach.Continue Reading

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Wagon Crib and More Unexpected Brazilian Decor You'll Want to DIY

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 10, 2011

This 300 square foot apartment of São Paulo design boutique owner is undoubtedly a testament to well planned space.  After thoroughly gawking and appreciating the floor to ceiling curved bookcase walls, do yourself a favor and feast your eyes on some of the unexpected decor elements that can easily and successfully be DIY'd.  Like the crib wagon, these are simply brilliant turns of ordinary materials. DIY Disasters--my foot!!Continue Reading

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Building Fire Art Installation

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2011

fond Sensational Light Project in Vancouver: Fire with Fire

Although it might look like it, this building isn't actually on fire. The conflagration is a choreographed art installation by Isabelle Hayeur in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. The fire is createdContinue Reading

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DIY Birch Tree Wall Decals

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2011

Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby's room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge! Continue Reading

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Framed Vintage Board Games?

By: Diy maven Jan 04, 2011

First, these classic board games aren't actually real. They're super realistic paintings by Tim Liddy.

Priced at $3,000 to $11,000, they might be out of the budget for some/most of us, but they do provideContinue Reading

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