A Very Surprising Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 09, 2015

Photo: Aston Design Studio

Hate oak cabinetry? Most people these days seem to, or feel that they are expected to hate it. However, the people who own the kitchen pictured above didn't and weren't afraid to admit their preference. They liked oak's "refined rustic/craftsman style." So, when it came time toContinue Reading

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How to: Modern and Colorful Geometric Mobile

By: Jeran Oct 08, 2015

I recently became an aunt again. I've made baby quilts and mobiles for all three of my brother's kids. The first one was a drift wood and sea shell one and then I made a birch bark and birdy one, but for this third baby I made a brightly colored quilt in triangles, so I wanted to continue that theme with the mobile. 

A few supplies from the craft store, a drill and some craft paint, and I had a mobile made in about an hour.                  Continue Reading

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10 Fall Decor Projects Using Found Items From Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Oct 05, 2015
10 Fall Decor Projects Using Found Items From Your Backyard
Photo: Up to Date Interiors

Crafting doesn't have to be expensive. Sure, you can blow half a paycheck on specialty crafting products, but you don't have to. There are plenty of usable materials right in your backyard! Here are ten of our favorite virtually free fall decor ideas that utilize found items from the great outdoors.    

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How to: DIY Moroccan-Inspired Side Table

By: Hellolidy Sep 30, 2015
DIY Moroccan-Inspired Side Table | Hello Lidy

It had been a while since I've scored a good thrift store treasure, but I certainly hit the jackpot the other day! I came across a large brushed-brass tray that I knew had to come home with me. It was a little gaudy, I'll admit, but I decided to give it a whole new look with this DIY Moroccan-inspired side table. 

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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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Weekend Project: DIY Wood and Marble Serving Tray

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 25, 2015
Photo: Coco+Kelley

If you're thinking about doing some entertaining over the weekend, this DIY idea is for you. Using marble tile and wood slats, you can make a minimal, modern tray and cheese board in a flash.

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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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13 DIY Ways to Use Wooden Dowel Rods

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 24, 2015

There have been quite a few cool DIY projects popping up lately with one material in common: dowel rods. They're such a versatile item for craft projects, with DIYs ranging from expandable trivets and minimal coat racks to Eames-inspired mobiles and unique wall art. So, grab some dowel rods and let's get to it. Here are 13 DIY ways to use dowel rods in your home.

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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: Wooden Marquee Style Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Sep 22, 2015
How-To: Wooden Marquee Style Serving Tray
Photo: My Little Secrets

Marquee signs have become super popular lately, but let's be honest - they're decorative not functional. But this fabulous project adds function to the marquee trend by using the style to create a rolling serving tray! Keep reading to see the genius final product.   

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Make It: Pine and Balsa Wood Tealight Holders

By: Stephanie lee Sep 17, 2015
DIY wood tea light holders

I don't know about you, but the change in seasons always inspires me to pull out my candles for a little outdoor entertaining. In Australia it's now spring, but I'm just the same come autumn - I love being outside in the evenings during the milder months when the weather isn't too hot or cold; the night air is fresh and the sun goes down at just the right time for us to enjoy a candlelit dinner (ha, I'm such a romantic). If you love candles as much as I do, click through to make some tealight holders of your own!

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Roundup: 10 Fresh New Fall Decor DIYs

By: Faith-towers Sep 17, 2015
Roundup: 10 Fresh New Fall DIYs For Your Home
Photo: Upcycled Treasures

It's hard to believe that fall is upon us... but if you're one of those people who loves picking apples and looking at foliage then you're probably over the moon about the change of seasons. Well here are a few more reasons to be excited - keep reading to check out ten of our favorite new fall DIY projects for your home.   

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11 Inspiring DIY Projects For The Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 17, 2015

11 Inspiring DIY Projects For The Home
photo: Paper & Ink

The DIY movement will never go out of style. There's something so satisfying when you create something yourself. Even the littlest project can boost our pride! Here are 11 Do-It-Yourself projects, big and small, to make your home even lovelier!      

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How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 17, 2015
Photo: Fox

Plywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads of cool projects that utilize the material, like these DIY rolling storage bins, a minimalistic DIY daybed, and now a DIY plywood floor mirror with open shelving for beauty products, accessories and more. Want to see how this project turned out?

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Make It: Naturally Awesome Rope-Lined Serving Tray

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 16, 2015

diy rope tray
photo: Dream Green DIY

I'm all for the easy projects. In fact, the simpler, the better! So I was a little more than ecstatic when I came across this cool IKEA hack!      

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How-To: An Incredibly Easy Wooden C Table

By: Faith-towers Sep 15, 2015
How-To: An Incredibly Easy Wooden C Table
Photo: Faith Towers

The bed in our guest room is very tall. And if you've ever tried to find a tall end table, you know that they aren't easy to come by. So I decided to make one... and my version of the C-table was born. This is not one of those time intensive woodworking projects - in fact, it didn't even involve power tools. Click through to check out this incredibly easy little project.   

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Weekend Project Idea: How to Make a DIY Daybed with Plywood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 11, 2015
Photo: The Merrythought

Roll up your sleeves and grab a drill. This DIY daybed will take you straight into weekend warrior mode. And the best part is, when you're finished, you'll have a cozy spot to rest up and take a cat nap. 

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Make It: Printable Reminder Magnets

By: Stephanie lee Sep 10, 2015
Printable reminder magnets

My mum is a very organised and practical person. Growing up, everything was perfectly arranged and categorised, from the pictures in our photo albums to the contents of our freezer. So I suppose it’s no surprise that I now find myself making lists, organising my days according to tasks and popping reminders all over the house the same way she does. Like mother like daughter right?

And since having a list of tasks on my phone doesn’t seem to cut it anymore (I always manage to forget things!), I thought I’d make myself some magnets so I can hang up those super important details in a place where they’ll grab my attention. 

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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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Make It: A Do-It-Yourself Tiled Wooden Tray

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 10, 2015
diy tiled tray
photo: Well Made Heart

This project combines two of my renovation favorites: wood and tile! This is such a unique idea for that typical breakfast tray. I can see so many uses for this little guy! What about you?      

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