About Me

Although I'm a writer by education and profession, I have a not-so-secret DIY and craft (of almost any kind) addiction. 

I invite you to visit, diymaven.com, where I gather all my original how-tos. 

When I'm not blogging or DIYing, I write fiction and explore photography.

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My pleasure, Scott!!

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Thanks, Chris. Forgot all about the coffee cup tissue deal!...

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You're very welcome, Bruno! It was my pleasure. 

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Before and After: $61 Powder Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 27, 2015

Photo: The Endearing Room

When Lauren's family first moved into their new home, she was impatient with its powder room makeover. She picked the wrong wall color, and the fixtures were too modern. In her own words, she didn't know what she was thinking as they weren't her style at all. Eventually, she couldn't live with those original choices, so it was time to makeover the makeover. The bulk of her tight $61 budgetContinue Reading

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From Drab to Fab: Nate Berkus Transforms a Family Kitchen

By: Diy maven Apr 24, 2015

Photo: House Beautiful

I don't have to tell you that most of the room re-dos we see in these parts are totally (or very nearly) all DIY, but it's nice to see a design from a pro now and then. In this case that pro is Nate Berkus. A trick he uses to make a room look authentic is to make it feel as if it has been "assembled and layered over time." To do this, he incorporates "'pieces that have patina and age'" along with new items from stores like Target." But enough of the talky-talky; let'sContinue Reading

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Absolutely adorable.. thank you for sharing this.. 

Hi Maven, I need to site one of your pages for a project at school, do you mind telling me your last name please?

Do you still have a link or instructions for this origami star? http://www.curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/3189-how-to-fold-a-3d-four-point-star

Patti--There's a link to a tutorial in the post. At the time, that's the only one I found.

Yes, that is the flooring I am talking about.

Where do I find the instructions on the plywood flooring on the curbly website?

Thanks

No worries, Linda! "Choose File" should be in the upper left of the "insert/edit image". Here's a pic of what it looks like when I open it up:

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This is what the window should look like after you click "Upload".

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Then, after you click on the size (thumb, medium or large), then click on insert, which is hidden under the picture. (The arrow is pointing to it.)

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If your windows don't look exactly like this, then I'm assuming I have different access due to my relationship with the site. If you know what I mean. Hope this helps!!

Linda here again.  Sorry to be so thick!  I am following.................. I think, but now, can't find 'choose file'.  (I do have my glasses on!)  So anyway, I can't follow through, unless I find the pics.

OH My GOD-this is pure genius! Thanks for sharing!

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