Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover

by DIY Maven
Before and After: 1-Day Bedroom Makeover
Photo: House Beautiful

Jacqueline had been meaning to buy a headboard and add more lighting to her bedroom, but hadn't found the time to do either. Enter NY designer Amanda Nisbet who, in one day, made over the room to suit Jacqueline's style perfectly. Besides not having a headboard and enough lighting, before Jacqueline wasn't

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Get Crafty: 10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

by Faith Provencher
10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf
Photo: Flax & Twine

My obsession with gold only gets more severe as time goes on, and judging by my Pinterest feed, lots of other people feel the same way. I use gold paint quite often, but rarely gold leaf... so I thought I'd highlight some great (and easy) projects using this unique material.   

 

10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

1. Make a fun geometric vase using this simple tutorial. [Photo: Earnest Home Co.]

2. These heart-shaped drink stirrers would be the perfect golden addition to your next dinner party. [Photo: A Bubbly Life]

10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

3. If you're gearing up for Easter already, give these beautiful gold eggs a try. Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Little Inspiration]

4. These cement pots look gorgeous with golden triangles... check out the instructions here. [Photo: Ruffled]

5. More pots - these are done using regular ceramics pots, paint and gold leaf. Read all about the project here. [Photo: Miss Renaissance]

10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

6. This faux deer is made of clay and sticks... very clever! Here's the tutorial. [Photo: Make + Haus]

7. Give the outside of a piece of agate a pop of gold. Find out how here. [Photo: Ciburbanity]

10 Gorgeous DIY Projects Using Gold Leaf

8. This trinket dish set and holder will look pretty on your dresser... get the tutorial here. [Photo: Make and Tell]

9. Here's another adorable little bowl tutorial, this time with polka dots. [Photo: Kelli Murray

10. String these stunning gold four leaf clovers on green twine for St. Patrick's Day. Check out the directions here. [Photo: Flax & Twine]

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How-To: Jewelry Cloches with Household Items

by Rachel Mae Smith
DIY Jewelry Cloches
by Honestly WTF

Why let your jewelry collect dust when you can make these adorable cloches in no time?! There's a chance you might already have everything on hand you need to make them, but if not, you should be able to find most of the supplies at a thrift store. Even if you're not big on jewelry you can always make these to display other decorative items in your home. So, not only is this project affordable, it's also practical which makes it a...

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Decor Disputes: 3 Kitchen Countertop Ideas That Are Sweeping The Nation

by Lexy Ward
kitchen countertop debate
photo: Smitten Studio

On the weekends, my husband and I enjoy visiting the building district here in Denver. We like to go to the tile and wood shops and plan our future home and decide what we like and what we don't. We've been on the topic of kitchen countertops for a while now and I just can't make a decision on what I love most! While white marble is a fave, there are two other options that are slowly edging that out of my mind!      

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How To: Create Fun Little Typographic Boxes For All Your Knick-Knacks

by Faith Provencher
DIY Clay Letterform Storage Boxes
Photo: Faith Towers

There's something so fun about a functional letterform, isn't there? Or maybe it's just the typography nerd in me. But nonetheless, you have to admit that storing cotton balls inside of an ampersand is more fun than storing them in a plain old glass jar.

I was inspired to make typographic storage containers after seeing ones made from cookie cutters on Pinterest (from Willowday). Instead of using cookie cutters, I simply used clay, a favorite font, and a steady hand! 

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Roundup: 14 Handmade Holiday Projects Using Candles

by Rachel Mae Smith
14 DIY Holiday Candle Projects

With winter storms on their way, it's always a good idea to have extra candles on hand in case of a power outage. But of course, nobody said those candles have to be plain or boring! Here are 14 DIY candle projects that you can make for part of your holiday decor :

1. Cookie Cutter Candles via Pop Sugar

2. Clay Gingerbread House by La chica de a casa del Caramelo (tutorial in Spanish)

3. Snow Candles by Reckless Glamour

4. Gold Foil...

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