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fun & creative diy ideas for your home

  • Patio pavers

    17 decorative paint makeover ideas

    Update everything from furniture and walls to floors and doors with a fresh coat of paint, in an unexpected color or pattern.

  • How to fix a running toilet

    Easy DIY fixes for 11 annoying house problems

    It can be a real chore to deal with all of your home's trouble spots and "quirks," especially after you've learned to live with them. Sometimes it's out of pure procrastination, putting off for months a minor repair that would take only five minutes to complete. Other times, we may delay because we're just not sure how to handle the problem (but we sure don't want to pay a handyman to do something we should be capable of doing ourselves). Whatever the case, these little annoyances can add up to much bigger frustrations, leaving us with a feeling that the house is completely falling apart. Never fear: We've outlined 11 of the most common annoying house problems and provided the quick-and-easy fixes that will bring your home back to tip-top shape.

  • Outdoor movie screen (Photo: Flickr user plural)

    DIY your own backyard movie theater in 3 steps

    The next time you crave a movie night, skip the local cinema and step into your backyard instead.

  • Block print

    8 paint techniques that will transform your walls

    If these walls could talk, they'd be the life of the party. These cheerful, patterned painted walls have all the charisma of wallpapered ones—for a fraction of the cost.

  • Easy DIY

    You won't believe this cost $15 at Ikea

    Decor guru Emily Henderson turned a $15 Ikea nightstand into adorable bathroom storage in one afternoon. This is one D.I.Y. that anyone can pull off.

  • Choose the right size rug

    9 decorating hacks from top design gurus

    Ever wonder how they hang the perfect gallery wall? Keep wiring hidden seamlessly? Know exactly the right height for lights? It's all about these MacGyver-like tricks.

  • Meet the king and queen of D.I.Y.:

    9 cheap and cheerful home ideas

    The best D.I.Y. home decor projects deliver a satisfying "I did it!" payoff in an afternoon, or better yet, an hour. The smarties from the home blog Young House Love are all about that--and sticking to a budget.

  • Gingham plastic tablecloth as party décor

    18 DIY summer party decorations

    Why spend a lot of money getting your home décor ready for late summer? Here are 18 quick and easy DIY ideas that will look pretty at any party and celebrate the season.

  • Amazing chair makeover

    11 amazing chair makeovers

    Chairs are hospitable and versatile. Adding a couple of great chairs is an easy and affordable way to give a space a new look—plus, chairs are a cinch to reposition and move around as needed. This friendly adaptability is perhaps what motivates DIYers to habitually pick them up at thrift shops, auctions, and flea markets, or to resurrect them from the trash. In the hands of our 10 featured aesthetes, artists, and chair visionaries, this collection of broken and antiquated seats have been fortified and revamped with paint, fabric, trim, and a helping of TLC. Witness how, thanks to the patience and skill of these wonder-workers, each piece has been transformed into a better version of its former self.

  • DIY floor coverings

    10 DIY ways renters can remake their space

    Life as a renter is a mix of pros and cons. While you don't have to fix the leaky faucet yourself, you don't have the option to change it either. Sure, you have less responsibility, but you have less control as well. Whether you just want to put your own stamp on your living space or are a certified home improvement junkie, DIY projects in a rental can be tricky. Most landlords won't allow you to make any changes, structural or decorative, to your apartment. And you certainly don't want to invest good money in a space you don't own. So, what's a DIYer to do? Here are 10 not-so-permanent solutions that will make your rental feel more like "your" home.

  • Hang some drapes

    9 budget-friendly ways to revive your porch for summer

    Rest assured that you can create an inviting front veranda without breaking the bank. Here are 10 inspiring front porches that prove that it’s possible to design a welcoming front veranda on a budget.

  • Glitter/"DIY Nightmares"/Photo: Shutterstock

    DIY disasters from your nightmares

    Even if you consider yourself crafty, we’re sure you’ve encountered a disaster or two.

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