Make It: DIY Retro-Inspired IKEA Storage Hack

By: Capreek Jul 29, 2014

IKEA products are known for being easy to customize, but sometimes those plans don't quite work out. I came across this unfortunate IKEA Fira unit at the thrift shop. Its previous owner got creative with paint, glue, and origami paper. No wonder they donated it -- it looked terrible! I'm always looking for useful storage solutions, so I brought it home determined to make it look great in my 1950's apartment. With a few simple tools and materials, I transformed it into a unique, retro-inspired piece that matches the rest of my… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Mid-Century Modern Cabinet Gets a Refresh

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2014

What do you do with an old, warped cabinet? Fix it up, broken door and all of… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Wooden Spoon Out of a Piece of Hardwood

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 25, 2014

This weekend, I'm going to track down some tools and give this DIY wooden spoon tutorial a try. The finished piece is beautiful and completely functional for the… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Easy Magazine Files Makeover for the Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 25, 2014

Add a little color to your workspace with this super simple IKEA hack. All you'll need is a $10 pair of magazine files, paint, and a paint brush to create a trendy patterned set, inspired by a popular fashion… Continue Reading

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10 Super Chic Monogram DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Jul 24, 2014

10 Monogram DIY Projects For Your Home

Monograms aren't just for shirt cuffs anymore... there are a whole slew of fun, whimsical DIY letter projects popping up all over the internet. They make great gifts too - who doesn't love something so personalized? Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite projects involving monograms, names and… Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Ceramic Cup into a DIY Wind Chime

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2014

A quick scan of just about any thrift store, estate sale, or yard sale will reveal an abundance of interesting ceramic vessels: mugs, vases, pottery, and more. Take advantage of these affordable pieces and turn them into simple or striking (or simply striking) outdoor wind… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Industrial-Modern Bookcase

By: Capreek Jul 22, 2014

With a few hardware store materials and four hours of your time, you can make a stylish, industrial-modern bookshelf for under… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Side Table from Old Paint Buckets

By: Capreek Jul 17, 2014

I'm always amazed when someone can take an ordinary object, like these dirty buckets, and turn it into something completely… Continue 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. TheContinue Reading

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Weekend Project: DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 11, 2014

Looking for a weekend project to try? Take a look at this tutorial for a hanging lounge chair. It's a great addition to a front or back porch, and would even work as a more grown up version of a swing, hanging from a tree branch in the… Continue Reading

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How To: Build a Midcentury Modern Side Table

By: Diy maven Jul 09, 2014

Oooo! Mandi from A Beautiful Mess just posted a tutorial showing us how to make this fabulous MCM side table. She considers this build only 'moderately difficult,' but with her instructions, I'm sure we'd have no… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 20 DIY Planter Ideas to Try This Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jul 08, 2014

This year, I feel like I've been collecting plants, succulents, and cacti like nobody's business. Far more plants than I care to mention, however, are still in the plastic containers that I bought them in though. Whoops. Are you in the same boat as me? If so, I have you covered with this DIY planter roundup, that includes everything from dip dyed planters to clever recycled containers and… Continue Reading

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10 Brilliant Non-Closet Clothing Storage Solutions You Can Make Yourself

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2014

Older homes, apartments, student housing: these spaces tend to have tiny, tiny closets -- if any at all. If your closet situation is a bit on the dire side, we've rounded up 10 clever DIY clothing storage projects that you can tackle in one afternoon or… Continue Reading

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Museum Tour: Art as Home Furnishings

By: Diy maven Jul 02, 2014

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to visit an exhibit at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center entitled, "Art in the Home." Although some of the art was the conventional hang-on-the-wall kind, most of the pieces were the furnishings themselves. Tables, chairs, benches, vessels, light fixtures. Everywhere I looked was a piece of art. It was, as you can imagine,… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Trestle-Style Dining Table for Under $50

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2014

A modern, solid wood dining table for under $50 is basically unheard of. Which may explain why this project from The Design Confidential is blowing my mind!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

By: Matt allison Jun 18, 2014

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Kid-Friendly Outdoor Reading Nook and Hideaway

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2014

Oh man. What I would have given to have had something like this amazing reading nook/hideout as a kid. With the summer wide open, the possibilities of this kid-friendly outdoor space are only limited by your child's imagination -- and your skills with a power… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Sweet Porch Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2014

Last Friday we had a roundup of eye candy that included some gorgeous outdoor dining spaces. In today's B & A, we have an existing porch dining room that was… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2014

Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortarContinue Reading

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Make A Tough & Tasty BBQ Gift Basket For Dad

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 12, 2014

DIY BBQ Gift Basket for Dad

I hate to admit it, but I'm always searching for a gift for dad at the last minute. I start scheming up ideas weeks before Father's Day, but for some reason, I just can't get it together! Luckily, there are tons of DIY projects that you can whip up the weekend of!  … Continue Reading

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