How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier

by DIY Maven

How to: Make a Cardboard Chandelier
Am I the only one that loves the smell of new cardboard? Not quite like paper and not quite like wood, its scent evokes a sense of possibilities. I'm guessing Kayte, author of Paper Made, knows exactly what I'm talking about, for she created this so-cool chandelier of that very lowly material. She tells us it takes some careful cutting but virtually no

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Make It: Capiz Shell Art

by DIY Maven

Make It: Capiz Shell Art

We've all seen the capiz shell chandeliers, but have you seen the same technique used to make wall art? Angie did just that after seen the above picture in House Beautiful. She made her shells pretty much the same way as everyone is doing these days, however, she added

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Before & After: A Dark and Dramatic Living Room Makeover!

by Capree K

Before & After: A Dark and Dramatic Living Room Makeover!

This nondescript living room could be in any home, anywhere; we've all seen something similar, right?  It's not completely terrible, but it could be so much better.  All it needs is a dash of style, maybe a light dusting of flair, and a big ol' punch of personality -- then it's goodbye Beige Town, hello Awesomeville.  Let's see if this space can make the move!   

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How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

by Craftmel

How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY."  I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began.   I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch.  See that dimensional zebra rug?  Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.

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Redefine Home: Defining a Room

by Kelly B

Redefine Home: Defining a Room

We told you about our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, and now it's time to show you how we might use some of them in a room. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and if you're normally a do-it-yourselfer it's nice to look outside the normal places every once in awhile for sparks in creativity. Visualizing how a room might come together in your mind's eye is key to having all of the right elements in place once everything starts to come together.

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