Make It: Fruit-dyed Wooden Spoons

By: Lexy.b.ward May 31, 2013

To kick off the summer, you should probably throw some kind of ice cream social. Instead of serving the frozen goods in regular plastic utensils, why not dye some wooden ones? Here is a completely food-safe way to take care of the little details!  … Continue Reading

398 views | Comments (1)

How To: Make a Modern DIY Plywood Media Console

By: Capreek May 30, 2013

Looking for an affordable and modern media console, but underwhelmed by your options? *cough IKEA cough* Don't despare! Get all your entertainment organization needs met with this awesome DIY media… Continue Reading

3467 views | Comments (0)

Eye Candy: New Uses For Old Backyard Sheds

By: Faith-towers May 30, 2013

Sheds aren't just for storing tools anymore. When I was a kid, my dad put an addition onto his shed so that I could have a fort to play in (it was awesome). Since then, I've always dreamed of having an office in a shed - but people are using them for all kinds of other things… Continue Reading

3900 views | Comments (1)

Could You Live in a Wheel House?

By: Diy maven May 29, 2013

Don't answer that question until you've see the film below by Flick Ferdinando. If the resulting answer is 'no', don't feel bad about it, as I'm quite sure the acrobats from the UK's Acrojou Circus that perform in The Wheel House don't  live in it either. PartContinue Reading

1112 views | Comments (0)

How to: Keep Out Garden Pests with DIY Row Protectors

By: Rebekah-greiman May 28, 2013

As with all gardens, protecting your seedlings and plants from evil predators is a top priority. Evil predators like this:

Look at this devilish little nibbler. He must be stopped.  Continue Reading

2965 views | Comments (3)

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

16453 views | Comments (6)

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

2952 views | Comments (1)

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. 

Our… Continue Reading

7253 views | Comments (2)

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

2646 views | Comments (2)

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

1151 views | Comments (0)

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

5503 views | Comments (0)

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

15700 views | Comments (0)

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

13206 views | Comments (0)

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

2986 views | Comments (4)

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

5956 views | Comments (2)