Before and After: A $60 Carpet-to-Hardwood Stair Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 16, 2015
The Serene Swede

Nasty, commercial-style carpet wasn't exactly what this DIY-er called "homey". So, with a few tools and a bunch of sweat, she turned this previously carpeted staircase into a shining entry focal point -- and all for $60!     Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Stool into a Modern, Quirky 'Table' Lamp

By: Capreek Apr 15, 2015
MonstersCircus

I can't quite pinpoint what it is I love about this project; it's kinda quirky, unexpected, modern, and totally clever all at once! If you're as in love with this weird little "table" lamp as I am, read on.      Continue Reading

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$12 Goodwill Coffee Table Turned Tufted Ottoman

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2015
Photo: Bean In Love

Honestly, if I'd have seen this coffee table at my local Goodwill, I would have passed on the shape alone. (My rule is if it isn't rectangular or round, forget it.) But it was exactly the octagonal shape that worked--and worked well--for Sheena's sectional sofa arrangement. So she plunked downContinue Reading

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Make It: 15 Awesome and Easy DIY Wall Art Ideas

By: Capreek Apr 14, 2015
Knack Studios

That empty wall of yours? It's just begging for some bold, modern art -- and we've rounded up 15 easy and affordable projects that are sure to fit the bill! Check 'em all out below and let us know which one you'll be trying!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: A $150 Weekend Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 13, 2015
This Nest is Blessed

In one weekend, this small, half-bath got a major facelift -- and all for $150!     Continue Reading

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How-To: Copper and Wood Bud Vase

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 13, 2015
DIY Bud Vase
by Anna Bode

If you're looking to combine two current trends right now into one fancy diy, look no further than this copper and wood bud vase tutorial! It's really everything Pinterest dreams are made of. One of my favorite parts about this project is that even when you don't have fresh flowers on hand, this vase still looks great on your wall. Plus you even get to learn how to bend wood. No joke. Learn how to make it now:Continue Reading

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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How-To: Make a Circle Shelf

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 10, 2015
DIY Circle Shelf
by A New Bloom

I have been dying to get my hands on a circle shelf for my home, but all the ones I've come across have always been out of my price range. I wasn't even sure how to go about making my own but as it turns out, this tutorial by A New Bloom makes it totally do-able. And although it can't hold heavy duty things like books, it's perfect for displaying those special keepsakes. You can even knock this project out in a day making it theContinue Reading

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Before and After: Ugly 70s TV Stand Gets a New Life as a Modern Bar Cart

By: Capreek Apr 08, 2015
Sarah Eddy

There are plenty of not-so-lovely furniture items floating around the garage sale circuit. These affordable pieces can easily be transformed, though, with a bit of elbow grease and, of course, some colorful paint!    Continue Reading

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How-To: Turn a Ladder into a Shelving Unit

By: Rachel mae smith Apr 08, 2015
DIY Ladder Shelf
by A Pair & A Spare

If you're looking to break out of the Ikea box for storage in your home, then this project is for you. You can easily upgrade a wooden folding ladder into a modern shelving unit with just a few steps (and for about $10). The open shelving makes it great for showing off those special keepsakes and house plants. You could even give it a coat of paint or stain to make it really pop if you wanted! 

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Make It: Affordable & Modern Table With Hairpin Legs

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 08, 2015
diy hairpin leg coffee table
photo: Jaymee Srp

Hairpin legs have really crept up the trend ladder these last two years. I love them myself. They're an excellent way to dip your toes into mid-century modern design without giving in fully to the look. This coffee table is a great DIY project for someone wanting to give hairpin legs a try!      

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Roundup: 10 Easy (And Affordable) DIY Light Fixtures

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2015
10 DIY LIght Fixtures
Photo: Poppytalk

Lighting can be pricey. And if you want a really unique piece, it can be prohibitively expensive. So why not get crafty and make one yourself? Here are ten gorgeous, easy, affordable DIY light fixtures.   

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How One Lightbulb Can Transform an Entire Room into a Work of Art

By: Diy maven Apr 07, 2015
Photo: Anila Quayyum Agha

Artist Anila Quayyum Agha's installation entitled "Intersections," is a laser-cut box with a lightbulb inside it. The simple combination results in a magical feast for the eye. She's done two installations like this. The first inContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Rolling Garment Rack

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2015
Photo: HomeMade Modern

Need more closet space in your life but don't actually, you know, have extra closets? Well, you've come to the right place! This rolling garment rack is a great alternative and functions wonderfully as impromptu entryway or mudroom storage!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Easy Geo Plant Hangers that Double as Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Apr 02, 2015
Photo: Homey Oh My!

Using square basswood dowels, that you can pick up at the craft supply store, you can make a set of these geometric air planter hangers. Curious to see how these are made?

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