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Roundup: 7 DIYable Steampunk Decor Projects

By: Diy maven Oct 01, 2014

In addition to holding my favorite holiday, October is also STEAMPUNK MONTH. So in celebration, I thought I'd round up some of our favorite steampunk decor projects.… Continue Reading

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Remarkable Art Made of Suspended Buttons

By: Diy maven Sep 30, 2014

It would be hard enough trying to replicate the Mona Lisa in buttons on a static sub-straight, but suspending them on monofilament? That's nothing less than remarkable. The artist behind theseContinue Reading

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How To: Turn One Stool Into TWO Stools

By: Diy maven Sep 29, 2014

I'd been looking around for a small stool to help our arthritic fur-child get on and off the bed at night. (If you're used to sleeping with a cat on the foot of the bed, you'll understand.) The problem was, I couldn't find a stool that I liked that was the appropriate size and height. Before sketching up a design to make one from scratch, I thought a trip to the thrift store might be in order. Hey, you never know, right? When I… Continue Reading

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When Fashion Designers Turn Interior Designers

By: Diy maven Sep 24, 2014

Scrolling through images from fashion designer's runway shows and accompanying interiors they've designed is more than a little cool. These rooms have been 'dressed' in delightfully similar ways. Not that that's surprising, but it is fascinating to assess them side by side. Take, for example, the Moschino catwalk pictureContinue Reading

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DIY-able Draped Fabric Lampshades?

By: Diy maven Sep 23, 2014

Back in the 90's there was a decorating trend called 'country' that is nothing like the style of the same name we see nowadays. Last century's country consisted of a lot of pine shelves, wooden figurines on said shelves, hearts (also pine), doilies draped over said shelves, and--hand to god--huge formed fabric bows that people would hang over doorways and arches. This last trend is what makes me quite sure that these draped fabric lampshades are DIY-able. I mean, seriously, if… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Marriage-Ending Headboard Makeover?

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2014

(Purists, avert your eyes. This makeover just might put you over the edge.) DeDe found a complete 5 piece, solid wood bedroom set on Craigslist that was--in her words--"really great shape." She wanted to paint it. Her husband balked, as mine would. "Why do you have to paint completely fine wood furniture?" he asked. Her reply:Continue Reading

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How To: Make Super-Easy Breakfast Cups

By: Diy maven Sep 19, 2014

Forget the egg McMuffins this weekend. Instead, how about making breakfast in a muffin tin? Its creator uses bread, bacon, mushrooms, and eggs, but we can use just about anything. Chorizo, faux bacon, diced veggies...you get the idea. It all starts with a piece of bread,Continue Reading

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Astounding $83 Bathroom Makeover

By: Diy maven Sep 17, 2014

Forget $100. Ursula spent only $83 on her walk-though bathroom makeover, but the reveal certainly doesn't look like it. Everything came from Target, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Goodwill, Walmart, Kohls and Lowes. What she didn't snag secondhand, Ursula found on sale, or… Continue Reading

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Cléon Daniel's Banana Pool Table and Corner Ladder

By: Diy maven Sep 16, 2014

Cléon Daniel thinks outside the box. Way outside the box. The proof is in his banana-shaped pool tables and corner ladder. The pool tables will be unveiled at The Hospital Club in Coven Garden, London on September 19th, as the club will host the… Continue Reading

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Decor Disputes: Are These Makeovers Pretentious?

By: Diy maven Sep 15, 2014

When I first saw a recent collection of home remodels (tear downs, really) on HuffPost Home, I was impressed by the level of their transformation, not necessarily style. So, to see what other's were thinking, I scanned the readers' comments, and my eyes trained on the words 'ostentatious' and 'pretentious.' Overwhelmingly,Continue Reading

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