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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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

How To: Make a Magical Gazing Ball Spinner

By: Diy maven Jun 30, 2015
Photo: Garden Ornaments and Accessories

Last week while visiting my all-time favorite garden shop, I spotted a captivating hybrid gazing ball/spinner, much like the one pictured above. Upon further examination of the spinner, I decided it was totally DIY-able. Luckily, theContinue Reading

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Before and After: Bright + Colorful Teen Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 29, 2015

Photo: Decorist

Lauren, one of the decorating wizards behind Decorist, was able to completely change the vibe of this teen bedroom without replacing "a single piece of furniture," which kept the transformation affordable. Before, the space was a bit lifeless, but with additions of new art, bedding, pillows, draperies, a (DIYable) headboard, and a lavender (!) inlay mirror, the room is fresh, contemporary, and joyful. Take a look:   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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