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Roundup: 22 Free Kitchen Wall Art Printables

By: Diy maven Sep 12, 2014

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Guess The Kitchen Gadget: The Modern Art Edition

By: Diy maven Sep 10, 2014

Some are clever; some look like works of art; all are handy. That's what this game of guess the kitchen gadget, the modern art edition, is all about. As always, clues will be given as well as answers at the end. Good luck!

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How To: Make a Mason Jar Vanity Light

By: Diy maven Sep 09, 2014

Lauren used a builder-grade fixture to make a fabulous Mason jar vanity light, and it only cost her $6 and 20 minutes of her time to do it! Besides the materials pictured above, we'll also need some spray paint and primer IF we want to change the color of the fixture, that is. If not, well, then we're good to go.… Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Wine Cork Craft: A Cork Covered Car

By: Diy maven Sep 08, 2014

Yesterday, Sweetie Pie and I were strolling through a classic car show when we spotted a 1957 BMW Isetta covered in wine corks, which just might be the ultimate wine cork craft. Why would someone do this to a car? Maybe because the carContinue Reading

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Roundup: 13 Fabulous and Functional DIY Bathmat Projects

By: Diy maven Sep 05, 2014

Thick, white, and folded over the edge of the tub or shower door. Sound familiar? Then you, too, may be suffering from Unimaginative Bathmat & Placement Syndrome. But don't worry; we have the cure. The thing about these DIY bathmat projects is that because they're stylish, you won't want to tuck them out of the way, whichContinue Reading

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The Perfect Home For the Midcentury Modern Purist

By: Diy maven Sep 03, 2014

Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed veryContinue Reading

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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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Make It: Color Block Pencils for Back to School

By: Diy maven Aug 27, 2014

When you see adds for school supplies this time of year, do you get a hankering to stock up on them even though you don't have any school-age kids or you're not heading back to those ivory towers yourself? Is so, we are on the same notebook page, myContinue Reading

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How To: Make a No-Cost DIY Loom

By: Diy maven Aug 26, 2014

Traveling to a plethora of art fairs over the past few summers, I've noticed that knitting (and felting) has taken a back seat to weaving. If you'd like set your needles aside and give it a try, check out Allison's DIY loom. Her Pops made it out of supplies he had… Continue Reading

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