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Pictorial: How To Make a Moss Bathmat

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2014

I'm not entirely sure about the efficacy of a moss bathmat. I mean, seriously, how long would moss (or grass) set in a foam substrate live in indoors in a bathroom? But be that as it may, it looks really cool. The… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Sticker Mandala Art Piece

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2014

I've seen stickers turned artwork before, but this is the first time that I've seen a blow by blow tutorial showing the process. Fabulous. Erica from Honestly WTF is the genius behind it, and when you see the outcome of this project, you'll probably let loose a WTF too. I mean… Continue Reading

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Before & After: Crawl Space Turned Bed Nook

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2014

Most people think of potential storage space when they think of crawl space. Not the owners of the home with the second-story pictured above. They decided to take out the wall, open up the three-foot deep crawlspace andtuck a bed in it. Adding striking white tongue and groove and removing the window air conditioner brighten things up considerably. They also added a curtain between the bed and the working space to delineate the owners'Continue Reading

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3 Tutorials That Will Have You Lettering Chalkboards Like a PRO

By: Diy maven Jul 25, 2014

Okay, show of hands. How many of us have sat down with chalk in hand in front of our new DIY chalkboards to do the lettering only to realize that our chalkboard lettering skills stink? This morning at about 4:30am while I was surfing the webs--because that's what I do when I wake up waaaay… Continue Reading

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Make It: Quilted Modern Art

By: Diy maven Jul 23, 2014

There's nothing 'granny' about Mandi's big, DIY, quilted modern art. I love the juxtaposition of hard graphic lines and the quintessential softness of quilted material. (There goes my vocabulary budget for the day.) The… Continue Reading

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DIY Starry Night Cityscape Lampshade

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2014

When I was a kid, every time we'd get a postcard with a cityscape on the front, I'd snag it. Using a pin, I'd poke holes along the outline the buildings. Then I'd hold the card up to a light and witness a little magic. The cityContinue Reading

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Before and After: Bedroom Gets Rustic-Industrial Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2014

Rustic and industrial were meant to be together, kind of like Jon and Tiffany, the couple that owns the huge blank canvas master bedroom pictured above. Design bloggers and hosts of Knot It Off!, Monica and Jess, decided to blend the styles of both Jon (rustic farmhouse) and Tiffany (industrial… Continue Reading

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Husband v. Wife Kitchen Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 18, 2014

Christy's husband had made over his kitchen when their house was 'his.' When she moved in, she wanted to make it over in her own image. (You know what I mean.) She made a wish list. New solid surface counters, new backsplash, farmhouse sink, and new flooring. Hubby balked. He was attached to his… Continue Reading

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3 Eye-Popping Upholstered Chair Transformations

By: Diy maven Jul 16, 2014

Lacefield Designs out of Atlanta, Georgia has a catalog and an on-line store where they feature 'junky old thrift store furniture' found at antique markets, Craigslist, Goodwill stores, and local thrift shops that looks far from junky by the time they're through with it. Here are three such transformations, allContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Beautifully Designed Tiny Homes and Apartments

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2014

Wanna tax your design skills? Move into a tiny space and see what happens. Already in a tiny space? Then you know all  the challenges designing such a space entails. It's also why you might be much better at being organized than your McMansion counterparts. You need to be tidy if you want to maximize your space! Much as the occupants of these postage stamp places who have perfected tiny living that enables them to live large.

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