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Inspiration: Doodle Easter Eggs

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2014

Alisa skipped the dye altogether and grabbed a fine point black Sharpie to create her doodle Easter eggs. To make them,Continue Reading

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Folded Paper Candle Holder Cuffs

By: Diy maven Apr 16, 2014

Before we start,a NOTE: If using these paper holders with traditional flamed candles, use them as CUFFS around glass jars ONLY with NO paper hanging over the top of the jars. To be completely safe, it would be best to use them with flameless candles.

Kate provides all the details, including a… Continue Reading

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When is a Cabin Not a Cabin?

By: Diy maven Apr 15, 2014

When it's an RV. In this case, a park model. That means the intention behind its construction is not to haul it from campground to campground from weekend to weekend, but to transport… Continue Reading

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Unbelievable Dresser to Desk Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 14, 2014

This is one of the most clever makeovers I've ever seen. Seriously. Alicia saved this 1970's Broyhill dresser from the donate pile by turning it into a desk. After removing six of its drawers,… Continue Reading

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Better After? Robin Egg Blue Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 11, 2014

To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same.… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun and Fabulous Office Projects

By: Diy maven Apr 09, 2014

From small organization projects to big, beautiful desks, we've rounded up something for everyone and every DIY ability. Starting with easy organizational projects, this yarn memo board puts a new twist on a… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: 2 Ways to use Chairs as Impromptu Closets

By: Diy maven Apr 08, 2014

I've seen closets with less storage space than the folding chair closet idea pictured above. Its versatility is undeniable. Add another chair or two if you need the space, and when you don't, or if you move and find you don't need an impromptu closet, you have extra seating. Another great idea is… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Turn a White Fan into a Rainbow

By: Diy maven Apr 07, 2014

No need for a blow-by-blow how-to for this idea. Simply paint the fans of a white, electric fan (like the one pictured above)… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: DIY Sharpie-Embellished Cloth Napkins

By: Diy maven Apr 04, 2014

Another fun use for our beloved Sharpies include tarting up cloth, in this case cloth-turned napkins. Their creator made the napkins (17" square with a half-inch seam allowance) double-sided, with one side being a colorful print and the other a simple off white. On theContinue Reading

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Make it: Push-Pin Text/Art

By: Diy maven Apr 02, 2014

To make her text-of-tacks, Jessica simply wrote on the wall and started to push the pins. One thousand pins in all. A very cool and easy project, but if you'd rather not have one thousand tiny holes in your wall, check out this… Continue Reading

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