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Jeff Lewis's Top Tips to a Fabulous Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 27, 2015

Photos: Delish

I adore Jeff Lewis's design esthetic. So when I saw that he had compiled 6 tips to a successful kitchen makeover, I was all over it. Here's a nutshell:

1. Jeff starts a kitchen redo by perusing interior design magazines. I think this is a telling admission and one we all need to keep in mind whenContinue Reading

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How To: Make Minion Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Mar 25, 2015

Photo: A Pumpkin & A Princess

Apparently, I have eggs on the brain. First there were the Emoji Easter Eggs, and then the Ombre Easter Eggs, and now these darling little Minion Easter Eggs. Crystal says that all it takes to makeContinue Reading

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How To: Make Ombré Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Mar 24, 2015
Photo: Country Living

Can hardboiled eggs be a design statement? If they're ombré Easter eggs they can. Country Living takes the guesswork out of getting the graduated colors just right, supplying the ratios of water to food dye. From 2 drops toContinue Reading

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Before and After: From Not-So-Master to Magnificent Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2015

Photo: Restored Style

Tiny and tired. That's what Kirsten's master bathroom looked like before its makeover. The 'after' didn't change the square footage, but it certainly did add huge amounts of style. A glass shower door opens up the space visuallyContinue Reading

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How To: Make Spring Kitchen Linens in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Mar 20, 2015

Photo: Simple Simon and Company

Elizabeth shows us how to brighten up plain linens just in time for spring. Her easy 3-step process will make anyone look like an appliqué pro in no time. The secret, of course, is Heat n' Bond, which should be in every DIYer's arsenal ofContinue Reading

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Make 'Em: Cheeky Emoji Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Mar 18, 2015
Photo: DIY Studio

Easter eggs + Emoji. = A match made in crafter's heaven. These cheeky (and darling) little guys come from the mind of Kelly, who suggests we useContinue Reading

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Roundup: Spring Organization Ideas for the Garage and Basement That ADD Space

By: Diy maven Mar 17, 2015

It's springtime, and that means it's time to sweep out and organize the garage and basement. The sweeping part is easy. The organizing part? That can be a little tricky when you lack space. In this roundup of organization ideas we've put together ideas and how-tos that will actually add space to ourContinue Reading

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From Fail to Fabulous: A Genius Refrigerator Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 13, 2015

Photo: General Splendour

Tracy tried to paint her old and rusty refrigerator to make it look like stainless. That resulted in a huge fail. But did Tracy give up? Of course not! SheContinue Reading

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Make It: Super Fast and Easy Typographic Sharpie Mug

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2015
Photo: Good and Messy

Bridget used alphabet stickers to make some very sweet Sharpie mugs. The procedure couldn't be easier: place stickers on mug and then use a colorful Sharpie to apply dots creating a cool negative space monogram. She used regular Sharpies for her project, butContinue Reading

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Apartment Tour: 90 Square Feet in NYC

By: Diy maven Mar 10, 2015
Photo: Curbed

Helen Rowell's tiny West Village apartment is one of the tiniest I've ever seen. At just 78 inches wide, it's smaller than a queen-size bed is long. But it IS in the West Village and her rent is only $775 a month. Helen's become quite adept at getting rid of stuff, which she says isContinue Reading

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