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Roundup: Cool Backyard Projects Using Cinder Blocks, Pavers, and Concrete

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2015

In our on-going effort to help concrete and it's cousins pavers and cinder blocks maintain their incredible popularity, we've put together 10 projectsContinue Reading

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Before and After: Funky 60's Lamp Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2015

Photo: Little Vintage Cottage

Tania picked up this funky 1960's lamp at Goodwill for $2.99. Her original intention was giving it a makeover and then selling it. Only the first part happened. The second part didn't because she fell in love with it and decided to keep it for herself. As far as the brown and orange color combo...you may love itContinue Reading

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How To: Make Paper Lantern Jellyfish

By: Diy maven Jul 24, 2015
Photo: Make Life Lovely

The idea of paper lantern jellyfish might sound weird, but, seriously, they are beautifully ethereal. And they're also be super-easy to make thanks to Laura's ingenious way of creating their rufflyContinue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Clever Ways to Serve Food and Drinks at Your Next Backyard Get-together

By: Diy maven Jul 22, 2015

Deciding what to serve at a backyard party can be easier than deciding how to serve it. Where do we put the drinks? Do we have enough serving dishes for all this stuff? How do we set up a buffet table if we don't have a buffet table??? Yeah, there are a lot ofContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Wall Planter

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2015
Photo: Shanty 2 Chic

If you have an hour to spare, how about making this wooden wall planter? Whitney says it cost her less than $20 to fabricate, but I'm guessing a lot of us already have the materials on hand to make one. LeftoverContinue Reading

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Before and After: Darling IKEA Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 20, 2015

Photo: Dwell Beautiful

Erica's sister had an old IKEA side table that no one wanted. Like the good DIYer she is, Erica adopted it knowing she could bring out its inner beauty. Some cleverly-applied painter's tapeContinue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Are White Kitchens Becoming Passe Yet?

By: Diy maven Jul 17, 2015
Photo: Consort Design

We threw out the "are white kitchens becoming passe" question three years ago. Now, three years later, they're still going strong. (The two makeovers featuredContinue Reading

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Make It: DIY Concrete Succulent Planter

By: Diy maven Jul 15, 2015
Photo: homedit

If you've never mixed up concrete, poured it into a mold, let it cure, and popped it out of said mold, you haven't lived. Well, you haven't lived life as a self-actualized DIY fanatic yet. Cuz working with concrete is fun, son. And it reallyContinue Reading

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GENIUS: Deceptively Simple DIY Birch Tree Art

By: Diy maven Jul 14, 2015
Photo: Persia Lou

The secret behind creating this collection of birch trees is...what for it....an old credit card. When you see how Alexis uses the credit card you just might agree that it's kinda genius. Not only is the project deceptively simpleContinue Reading

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Before and After: Pop-of-Color Bedroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2015

Photo: In Pursuit of Style

Lindsay's clients wanted the master bedroom in their DC condo to be "the perfect balance of masculine and feminine" in an effort to reflect both their personalities. But that's not all. They wanted toContinue Reading

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