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fun & creative diy ideas for your home

  • Create Pretty Order

    7 mini-makeovers you can finish fast!

    Make your life easier with these near-instant re-dos for your space, your stuff, your kitchen, and your routine.

  • From bedroom to kitchen island

    Around the block: 12 upcycled kitchen islands

    Are you looking for more storage or workspace in your kitchen but are reluctant to splurge on a custom kitchen island? Here are 12 creative islands that sprang up from pieces that were recycled, reused, or rescued from elsewhere in the home. With a little elbow grease, paint, and imagination, you too can create your own unique kitchen island. By Sarita Harbour

  • Belgian beauty

    Drab to fab: 10 fantastic furniture makeovers

    Whether they involve repainting, resizing, or retrofitting, furniture makeovers are very popular in the DIY world. While original finishes and old-world style certainly have merit, there's a special thrill in giving new life and purpose to tired, old pieces. Design bloggers and style seekers alike, especially those who are thrift minded, waste conscious, and project oriented, know this excitement well. They gather supplies, identify key materials, and work doggedly toward the dramatic, much-anticipated reveal. These restyling magicians relish each furniture makeover challenge, bringing their ingenuity and hard work to bear as they transform yard sale bargains, flea market finds, and family hand-me-downs into relevant, covetable home furnishings for today. By Jane Dagmi

  • Beyond the Guest Book

    Delightful DIY wedding decorations

    Say goodbye to expensive centerpieces, guest books, place cards, and more with these easy crafts that will dress up your big day.

  • Paint a pattern

    5 ways to make your own rugs

    In just a weekend, you can make one of these creative, one-of-a-kind floor coverings to add warmth and style to your décor. By Jennifer Noonan

  • Copper top lamp

    5 ways to make a DIY floor lamp

    Are you in search of a one-of-a-kind DIY floor lamp with great style that won't break the bank? Then check out these bright ideas! When it comes to lighting, form and function are equally important. You want your fixtures to let you see what you’re doing, but you also want them to enhance your room decor. In the kitchen or bath, overhead or wall-mounted lights usually fit the bill. But in living spaces, floor lamps are often most suitable, particularly next to chairs and sofas. The trouble is that for anyone on a budget, floor lamps can be prohibitively expensive. That’s why these DIY floor lamp options are so welcome: You save money and you get exactly what you want, a custom solution that perfectly corresponds to all of your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.

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