Make It: DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

Lidy Dipert

DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

Ever since we moved into our new home, I've been itching to find another great coffee table for our living room. I absolutely love our reclaimed wood coffee table that we currently have, but I wanted to switch things up a bit and try something new.  After doing a lot of online shopping I found that everything was either a bit more than I was willing to spend or not quite the right shape or size for our space. So, we came up with our very own design, a mid-century modern-inspired boomerang table! 

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How to: Make a Tropical Leaf Side Table

Lidy Dipert
DIY Tropical Leaf Side Table » Curbly | DIY Design Community

As a plant lover, I am all for the latest big tropical leaf trend you might see popping up in design and fashion lately! It's fresh, vibrant and celebrates the beauty of nature into every day life. I've been trying to find unique ways to incorporate this look in our home and decided to try something a little unexpected by creating a playful tropical leaf side table!

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Before and After: From Table to Banquette

Diy Maven
Photo: MidnightXII via imgur

I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.

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How-To: Hand Lettered Birch Plywood Wall Hanging

Rachel Mae Smith
by Lemon Thistle

I've seen similar projects to this before, but always with fabric, never with wood! If you're looking to create a a custom and unique piece of wall art for your home, then why not make a hand lettered plywood hanging?! You don't need to be a calligrapher to make this project look good (thank goodness). With a few simple steps, and some light power tool action, Lemon Thistle shows you how to make something beautiful, and budget-friendly, to spice up your walls.

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

Capree K

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     

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How-To: Turn a Ladder into a Shelving Unit

Rachel Mae Smith
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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How to: Make a Simple Freestanding Shelving Unit

Rachel Mae Smith
DIY Shelving Unit
Photo: Carrie Waller

I've been on the hunt for a unique bookcase for a while, but am striking out when it comes to finding something in my price range. If you're like me and fed up with those assembly required bookcases, but don't have a fortune to spend on the one of your dreams, make it instead! While this tutorial uses power tools, the step by step instructions make it easier than you might think. It might even take less effort than trying to figure out the Ikea instructions, but see for yourself! 

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