Is The Coffee Table Going Extinct?

by DIY Maven

Is The Coffee Table Going Extinct?

There's an article on Stylist Home that declares the coffee table is going extinct. It may very well be what with more multi-task options like cubbies and even ottomans. With their observation, they put together a slide show of 7 other items that might soon be forgotten. Included on their endangered list is the sideboard, the love seat,

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Roundup: 7 Stunning DIY Paper Flower Tutorials!

by Capree K

Roundup: 7 Stunning DIY Paper Flower Tutorials!

If you spend much time in the online DIY/craft sphere (guilty as charged!), chances are you've noticed a whole lot of paper flower love lately.  And I'm not talking about those paper flowers you made as a kid that were all scraggly and sad, these are seriously stunning creations that people are posting.  Lucky for you, we've rounded up seven of the prettiest and best paper flower tutorials all in one spot -- ENJOY!   

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Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Paint-Dipped Wooden Utensils!

The paint-dipping craze isn't going anywhere anytime soon, kids.  Which is a-okay in my book (I secretly love it... okay it's not really that big of a secret).  If you feel compelled to dip everything within a 5 mile radius in paint as well, you'll love this DIY idea!   

Wooden spatulas and utensils can be found here.  After that, all you need is some craft paint in your color(s) of choice and some food-safe shellac*.  Hit up Erin's...

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The Living Room is Dead; Long Live the 'Live-in' Kitchen

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The Living Room is Dead; Long Live the 'Live-in' Kitchen

Okay, maybe the living room isn’t dead, but its prominence in the house isn’t what it used to be. Because of the way we live these days, the kitchen is the place to be. Maybe the kids are doing homework and we’re checking e-mail or paying bills, or perhaps we're entertaining. Whatever the situation, the kitchen is where the action is.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas says, “The trends in kitchen design are set to focus on comfort and usability...

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13 of the Most Luxurious Bath Products Out There

by DIY Maven

The latest trend for bathrooms is turning them into private spas. As you can imagine, the transformation can be rather spendy. Here’s just some items that scream ‘spa’ as well as ‘I have enough disposable income to splurge on stuff like this.’

Translucent Bathtub from Jason International, $10,800.

13 of the Most Luxurious Bath Products Out There

Art Deco Mirrored Vanity by Maitland-Smith.

Programmable Shower from Kohler.

Illuminated Faucet from KWC America by designer Bruno Sacco

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Interior Color Trends for 2008

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Interior Color Trends for 2008

Debbie Zimmer from the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute does a little prognosticating on color trends for 2008. She suggests green might become the latest ‘neutral’ color for interiors. Coming on strong is also black and white accented with crystals, mirrors, metallics and even shots of subtle color such as soft pink or taupe. Another popular tend is something called ‘crewel colors’, which reflects peoples’ returning interest in homey...

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