How to: Make a DIY Poster Hanger from Scrap Wood

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2013

If you're a DIYer, you probably have a stash of scrap wood somewhere. Various sizes and lengths of various species that you have no idea what you're going to use them for, but you can't bear to part with them, because you're sure you're going to use them someday. 

In this, the first in a five part series, I'm going to show you how to make super fast and super easy projects using some of that stashed wood. Each will take less than an hour to make (not including paint/varnish drying times) and most—if not all—will cost absolutely nothing, because they can be adapted to whatever supplies you have on hand. 

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How to: Make a Flower Vase Using Branches from Your Backyard

By: Faith-towers Sep 30, 2013

I like to have a vase of flowers on my kitchen table, especially this time of year when a long cold winter is only a few short months away (eek!). This super easy wood chip vase uses materials that you probably already have at home, and will add some serious style to your… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy Home Decor Upgrades Using Spray Paint

By: Faith-towers Sep 26, 2013

Lately I've developed a slight obsession with spray paint. There's something about its transformative powers that I just can't resist. Soon everything in my home will be a different color than it was when I got it. And I'm drawing lots of inspiration from the internet... here are ten of my very favorite… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quick DIY Decor Cube

By: Matt allison Sep 25, 2013

Quick DIY Decor Cube

I'm passionate about vignettes, small collections of trinkets that, in my case, usually tell a story, somewhere I've been, be it overseas travel, to some novel thrift store… Continue Reading

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An Attic Bedroom That Still Looks Like an Attic

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2013

Everyone I know with an unfinished attic has dreams of finishing it. That means sheetrock covering the studs, at least. In the case of this guest bedroom, the studs were left naked. Only the floor was finished. I love the look, but… Continue Reading

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The Ultimate DIY Custom Garage Storage System

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2013

The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, shows us his all-time favorite garage storage system, and, yes, it's DIYable with the help of just a circular saw and a screw gun. The secret behind this incredibly adaptableContinue Reading

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How to: Easy Ideas To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Spa-Like Retreat

By: Faith-towers Sep 23, 2013

A trip to the spa is the ultimate way to de-stress, but we don't all have the time or money to head to the spa every month. So why not create your own calming sanctuary right at home that you can enjoy every single day? Here are a few simple tips for turning your bathroom into a relaxing spa-like… Continue Reading

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This Old Box: When Wood Floors Match the Kitchen Cabinets

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2013

I think I've been in one too many kitchens that have hardwood floors that match the cabinets. Not only have some been the same color, they've also been the same wood species. Sometimes I feel like I've been trapped inside box (or worse yet, a coffin) when I walk into these kinds of kitchens.Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Dinnerware And Silverware Updates

By: Faith-towers Sep 19, 2013

I'll admit it, I love to entertain and I'm a sucker for a good looking table. And I love to make stuff. So I was thrilled to find so many simple ideas for updating mugs, plates, trays and even silverware.  Check out my favorite DIY updates for your tabletop after the… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Rustic Nordic Candle Holder

By: Matt allison Sep 18, 2013

Nordic Candle Holder

I stumbled across this delightful project! Easily assembled from off the shelf parts, it makes for a striking decor element. Copper is on trend and the clean wooden lines and form lend itself to a Nordic feeling, at home in… Continue Reading

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Make It: Easy DIY Calendar Work Station

By: Capreek Sep 16, 2013

Fall is here and with the new season comes packed schedules for kids and adults alike. If your life could use some highly-visible, analog-style organization, here's a super easy DIY project from Chelsey at The PaperContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy DIY Serving Tray Projects

By: Faith-towers Sep 12, 2013

Pretty store bought serving trays often have not-so-pretty price tags. But lucky for us, there are tons of easy DIY solutions to this problem. Here are ten of my favorite handmade tray… Continue Reading

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How to Build a Simply, Minimal, and Inexpensive Floor Lamp

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2013

BHG tells us everything we need to know to build the floor lamp pictured above. Check out the supplies listed; I bet most of us have… Continue Reading

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How To: Modern Space-Saving Coat Rack DIY

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 10, 2013

I am always on the hunt for organizational DIYs that actually look cool and this  woodworking project definitely fits into that category. Using only the materials you see above, you can make your own trompe l'oeil coat rack, shaped like a 3-D cube. You won't even need power… Continue Reading

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An Affordable and Inspiring DIY Mudroom Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 09, 2013

This mudroom is a breath of fresh (dramatic) air in a world where "paint it white" is the go-to tactic for many makeovers. Check out the "after" below to see the transformation!    … Continue Reading

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