Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

by Capree K
Make It: A DIY Mesh Beach Bag!

Summer is in full swing and whether you're hitting the beach, the lake, or your local swimming pool, we've got the DIY project for you: a stylish mesh beach bag!    

Pascal Mestdagh from the fabulous blog Between the Lines shares this easy-to-follow tutorial for making your own beach bag, including an optional zippered pouch if you're feeling particularly ambitious -- check it out!

(My favorite part of this project? The brilliant and highly clever re-use of window screen material for the mesh!)

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Roundup: 8 DIY Table Runner Ideas

by Brittni Mehlhoff

table runner

There are so many options our there for DIY napkins, placemats, and table runners, it's hard not to want to make them all (even for a non-cook like myself). I mean, just because I can't make buffalo chicken mac and cheese doesn't mean I don't like to decorate the table when I have guests come over. 

So let's start with a table runner roundup, and work our way up to the napkins and placemats later. Sound good?

1. Make a dip dye striped...

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DIY Idea: Easy Hand-Painted Linen Towels

by Capree K

DIY Idea: Easy Hand-Painted Linen Towels

From stamps to polka dots to tassels, we've shown you a few clever ways to ratchet up the style factor of plain kitchen towels. Now here's a new way to customize your kitchen and dining room linens!   

This technique is pretty straight forward and can be adapted to suit your tastes (if you want to experiment or try something less traditional). Jenny from Everyday Occasions shows you how to use fabric paint to create your own custom design...

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Roundup: Office Chair Makeovers

by DIY Maven

 

Roundup: Office Chair Makeovers

Seat, back, wheels. Office chairs can be so ho-hum, which is why many see them as blank canvases just itching for a punch of personality, as evidenced by the plethora of makeovers scattered across the internet. Here are some of the fun and funkiest out there. But beware, gazing upon them might make you realize your office chair is a bit of a snoozer. 

First up is Kendra's project who not only

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12 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Silhouettes

by Craftmel

12 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Silhouettes

I just walked around my house and made a quick inventory of how many silhouette images I have as wall art in my home.  The count currently stands at 10, but that number increases drastically depending on what holiday decor I have out throughout the year. 

You could argue that I like silhouettes.  A lot.

Here are 12 silhouette art ideas that might inspire yet another piece to add to my collection.  

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How to: Paint Upholstery

by DIY Maven

How to: Paint Upholstery

Kristy snagged the wingback chair pictured above* on Craigslist. She was impressed by its condition and quality; what she wasn't impressed with was the color.  She considered having reupholstered, but the $500 to $700 price tag wasn't in the budget. So, what did Kristy do? She painted the chair--fabric and all. The supplies she used weren't anything special

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