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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@Juliana--that's what I used to call my DH, Man With...

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Actually, Donna, that's a GREAT idea!!! :)

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@Terrie--check out the comments and links in this accompanying post. 
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Love your turquoise pics.  Especially love these pendants.  Do you...
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where oh where is that bathtub from, omg must have...
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Recent Blog Posts

Before & After: Hellish Kitchen Gets Heavenly Makeover

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2014

This kitchen was scary, and not in a good way. The matching floor and cabinets for that 'coffin' feeling. The fake brick backsplash reminiscent of a medieval dungeon. The enormous, dark range hood protruding from the… Continue Reading

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Chair Rescue: From Hot Mess to Hot Mama

By: Diy maven Aug 28, 2014

This chair rescue is like none you've ever seen. Barb, a nurse during the day and a furniture rehab addict at night, was the intrepid soul who bought the chair and decided to lug it to an upholstery class taught by my blog-friends-forever, reupholstery genius, and fellow Curblier Shelly Leer (aka ModHomeEcTeacher). Shelly told me the story and showed me the pictures of the chair earlier this week, and it was just too remarkable not to share. First,Continue 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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