A Tale of Two Dressers: An Incredible Double Dresser IKEA Hack

By: Capreek May 28, 2013

The Rast dresser from IKEA, with its untreated pine and minimalist lines, is common fodder for DIY furniture makeovers. This version, though, takes the Rast to a whole new level -- times… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Garden Tool Totes and Benches

By: Diy maven May 28, 2013

One of the most irritating things about gardening can be getting all your gardening tools to the spot where they're needed. It's cumbersome, and it oftentimes involves multiple trips to the garage or garden shed because you've forgotten something. By the time all your equipment is assembled, you just might be too tired to actually garden! And then, when you're finished, you have to haul all… Continue Reading

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6 Sensational Up-cycled Birdhouses

By: Diy maven May 24, 2013

This selection of birdhouses will have you rethinking the wooden variety from here to eternity. 

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Behind the Scenes: How a Window Gets Made

By: Bruno May 23, 2013


This spring, I had a chance to tour the manufacturing facility at Andersen Windows Corporation in Bayport, Minnesota. Bayport is a small town (about an hour from Minneapolis) on the banks of the scenic St. Croix river. It's a beautiful setting, and one Andersen has enjoyed for a hundred years. Preserving the river is really important to the company, and one reason they take great care to produce their windows and doors in an environmentally-conscious way. Read on to see what I learned about how windows get made, and watch my video… Continue Reading

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Make It: Upholstered Garden Cart DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 23, 2013

If you have a green thumb, and love spending time outside in the garden, I have the perfect DIY for you. Learh how to build an upholstered garden cart from scratch, complete with a comfy place to sit or kneel and cubbies for tools and… Continue Reading

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5 DIY Techniques for Creating Productive Vegetable Gardening Beds

By: Matt allison May 22, 2013

 DIY Veggie Bed Techniques

When planning out your vegetable beds you’re presented with a plethora of options, my hope is that over the course of this post I’ll be able to unpack a few of them, helping you find a solution that best suits both your needs… Continue Reading

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12 Stylish and Easy DIY Birdhouses and Feeders

By: Capreek May 21, 2013

With spring in full force (and summer only a month away -- YAY!), it seems like every bird in the neighborhood is out and about and enjoying the sunshine. Give them something more to chirp about with one of these easy DIY birdhouses or feeders!… Continue Reading

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Before and After: 5 Inspiring Porch and Patio Makeovers

By: Faith-towers May 21, 2013

Sometimes I wish I had a patio, just so I could give it a makeover. All of these outdoor spaces began as bare, not-so-inviting areas... but with a little imagination and some elbow grease, each one became something very… Continue Reading

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Our Affordable Kitchen Makeover in Action

By: Alicia May 20, 2013
Our affordable kitchen makeover with Wilsonart

Last week, we told you about a kitchen makeover that we were planning for Bruno's dad's fixer-upper down the street. As I write this post, the magic is happening and we'll be back next week with the pictures of the demolition and makeover process. In the meantime, we wanted to share some of the thought and planning we put into this space.

But first, here's a little refresher to remind you what we're… Continue Reading

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Before and After: A Colorful, Art-Inspired Bookshelf Makeover

By: Capreek May 20, 2013

Decorating your home or updating a piece of furniture, but not sure where to start? Take this tip from Design Milk and use a favorite work of art as a springboard for color and pattern… Continue Reading

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How to Design and Build a Headboard for less than $50

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 17, 2013

There are plenty of do-it-yourself headboard options out there, but I don't see many that take you through the design process as well. Until now, that is. If you've ever wanted to create a custom headboard from scratch, this is the tutorial for… Continue Reading

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How To: Build A Custom Pergola For Your Backyard

By: Lexy.b.ward May 16, 2013

During the summer months, the backyard is where we spend most of our time. I've been obsessing over gazebos and pergolas lately, and stumbled upon a really great tutorial for building one yourself! It took less than 15 hours and was so much cheaper than hiring a contractor to come and build one for you!  … Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Garage Organization Ideas

By: Diy maven May 15, 2013

Stuff. We all have it. Especially if we have a garage. And kids. And a yard. And are DIYers. BUT, because we're DIYers, we can easily whip up some of these clever storage ideas that will get our garages in ship-shape in no time. 

We're going to start off with one… Continue Reading

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Make It: Raised Garden Beds In Under Three Hours

By: Lexy.b.ward May 15, 2013

Do you have your garden plot all planted and ready to go? Or are you a procrastinator like me and haven't scratched the surface? Maybe you have a list of things to plant, but need a little organization. These plant beds are the perfect solution and guess how long it takes to make five?!  … Continue Reading

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10 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Floor Finishes

By: Faith-towers May 14, 2013

Flooring can be expensive. And hiring someone to install flooring can be even pricier. So why not get creative and try doing it yourself? There are plenty of DIY-able floor treatments out there that can really add some pizzazz to your space. Check 'em… Continue Reading

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