Before and After: Dorm Room Ottomans to Rustic Modern Bench

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 21, 2014

These two ottomans from Target are fine and dandy, but they're about to get a whole lot better. See how these two furniture pieces will go from dorm room-looking ottomans to a rustic modern… Continue Reading

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DIY Wooden (Half) Bowl Storage

By: Faith-towers Nov 21, 2014
Easy DIY Wooden Half Bowl Storage
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If you have a small bathroom like I do, sometimes you have to get creative with storage. And one day it hit me - why not cut a few bowls in half and attach them to a board to store things like lipstick and manicure supplies? And so this wooden (half) bowl storage idea was born.

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Ironically Adult Christmas Ornaments

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2014

I wouldn't recommend these particular ornaments for homes with young children of reading age, but if you are prone to suffer from Christmas blues (take heart, you are NOT alone, not by a long shot), don't buy into the Currier… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Geometric Wooden Candle Holders

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 19, 2014
DIY Wooden Candle Holders
Photo: Rachel Mae Smith

Now that chillier weather has hit Portland, I've become a bit obsessed with candles. There's just something about them that makes any home cozy. And don't even get me started on those fall scents! To mix things up this season (from my traditional metallic ways), I decided to go rustic and make a few candle holders out of… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Faux Wood Hanging Christmas Tree + A GIVEAWAY!

By: Alicia Nov 18, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

With Christmas about a month away, it's not too early to begin planning the decking of your halls.

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete some easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

GIVEAWAY! 

But, that's not all! We're also giving away everything you need to decorate your own tree! Here's what'sContinue Reading

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How to: Make a Festive Lighted Sign

By: Alicia Nov 17, 2014
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein


Halloween is behind us, Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! While it may still be too early to deck all the halls, now is the perfect time to start thinking about some simple, beautiful holiday DIYs to try this winter. 

The undisputed queen of beautiful holiday decor is Martha Stewart, and we've partnered with her team to complete easy, festive DIY projects that anyone can do. 

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How to: Make a Modern Advent Village

By: Alicia Nov 15, 2014
DIY Wood Block & Test Tube Advent Village
Photo: Bruno Bornsztein

It's advent calendar time! As I write this post, the Midwest is being walloped by a snow storm. Nothing inspires holiday decorating like many inches of snow, and to stave off decking all the halls, I created a little advent village for our children. Read on for the full tutorial.

Using blocks of wood and test tubes, I assembled a village full of tiny treasures to help our family celebrate the season. The great… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Build a Faux Range Hood?

By: Diy maven Nov 14, 2014

Why would anyone want a faux range hood? If you're Magali you first conduct a survey asking friends, family, and random strangers how often they used their range hood vents. Her results revealed that the majority of people only use them a few times a year whereas they use the light all the time. This settled it,Continue Reading

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How-To: DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 12, 2014

DIY Fireplace Mantle Facade Instead of painting the stone or doing anything that would otherwise forever alter the structure of their fire place, Lidy and Joel of Hello Lidy made a facade! That's right, they built a mantle where there was none before. Adding the new structure not only broke up all of the stone work (to make it feel lighter), but it also allows them to decorate in a place that couldn't really be touched before.

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How to: Make a DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

By: Faith-towers Nov 11, 2014

How-To: DIY Chalkboard Cheese Serving Tray

When serving cheese to guests, there are many ways to label the different varieties. But what could be more efficient than using the serving tray itself to label the cheeses? So I went for it. Keep reading to find out how to make your very own colorful chalkboard serving… Continue Reading

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Make It: Rustic DIY Wire Laundry Hamper

By: Capreek Nov 10, 2014

It seems like laundry hampers fall into two categories: stylish but ridiculously overpriced OR something that looks like it belongs in a dorm room surrounded by week-old pizza. So where do you find a good looking hamper on a student-sized budget? Right here, my… Continue Reading

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Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

By: Faith-towers Nov 10, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Perfect DIY Gift Basket Ideas

Themed gift baskets make amazing, affordable, memorable gifts. The key is to pick the items carefully and to pay attention to the presentation. Here are fifteen of my very favorite gift basket ideas for the upcoming holiday… Continue Reading

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How-To: Rustic Wood Wall

By: Rachel mae smith Nov 07, 2014

DIY Wood WallIf you're looking to spruce up the walls in your home, but want something a little more than the traditional coat of paint, consider making a wood wall! Not only will it warm up your space, but it also adds a rich and rustic texture that can't be achieved through… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Table Numbers

By: Capreek Nov 06, 2014

Hosting a big group for Thanksgiving this year? Add a homey touch with these modern DIY house number table… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Wooden Gemstone Garland

By: Capreek Nov 04, 2014

While not holiday-specific (which is a-okay in my book), this simple DIY garland can easily be customized to add a bit more holiday flair! Even some sparkly accents will bring this gemstone garland into the glitz and glamor of the… Continue Reading

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