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Before & After: Step Up, The Marimekko Edition
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Before & After: Step Up, The Marimekko Edition

June 13

If you're going to go bold, go bold. Claire took her old beige staircase and turned it into a spunky, funky and printed space that greets you as soon as you walk in the door. From Claire: The first thing you used to see when you opened my front door

15 Times Cross-Stitch Was Actually Incredibly Cool
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15 Times Cross-Stitch Was Actually Incredibly Cool

June 7

This is not your grandma's cross-stitch. These projects take the art form of stitching tiny X's with thread and turn it on its head. Giant painted cross-stitch wall murals, stitched sterling silver bangles, an embroidered Ikea stool-trust me, there's

An (Almost) Antique Mirror Makeover
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An (Almost) Antique Mirror Makeover

June 5

Before Project by: Kim Location: Bryan, Texas There is a built-in hutch in our dining room with a gorgeous soapstone surface...and then a painted wood backsplash. YUCK. I wanted to glam the space up a bit and chose to make a stunning damask antique m

From Basic to Custom: How To DIY a Cork Furniture Topper
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From Basic to Custom: How To DIY a Cork Furniture Topper

June 4

Do you love the smooth look of a single large piece or furniture, but what you actually have are several smaller pieces? In Brandon and Amanda's House Tour, we noticed these beautiful cork tabletops really pulled things together. What You Need Materi

The Dos & Don'ts of Perfectly-Matched Paint Touch-Ups
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The Dos & Don'ts of Perfectly-Matched Paint Touch-Ups

June 3

House Tour: Katy's Eclectic and Always-Changing London Flat It happens: Your niece draws a crayon masterpiece on your living room wall, or you scratch the molding while moving furniture . . . and now you're searching the basement for touch-up paint.

Easy & Beautiful: 9 DIY Projects to DYE For
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Easy & Beautiful: 9 DIY Projects to DYE For

June 1

See what I did there?? Dye, while a little scary (it's permanent! it stains things!) can also be a great way to get big results from your DIY projects with a minimum of effort. Here are nine DIYs perfect for transforming your favorite textiles with a

Make Your Own Resin Agate Coasters
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Make Your Own Resin Agate Coasters

May 31

From A. Wagner: I'm absolutely in love with agate slices. My great aunt had a huge collection of them in a beautiful display case and I spent hours looking at them as a kid. Yes, hours. I was a little quirky, yes, but the beautiful swirls of color an

DIY Inspiration: Mid-Century Shell Chair Updates & Upgrades
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DIY Inspiration: Mid-Century Shell Chair Updates & Upgrades

May 31

We love the classic Eames shell chairs for all their beautiful simplicity, but even the most classic and beautiful things in life can sometimes use an upgrade. Whether you've got an original in need of restoration or a knockoff that could use some ja

DIY Ideas: 15 Easy-to-Make Totes to Carry You Through Summer
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DIY Ideas: 15 Easy-to-Make Totes to Carry You Through Summer

May 30

You can't make it through the summer without a tote-it holds your sunscreen, bug spray, beach reads, picnic blanket, and sweater (in case of air conditioning) and doubles as a pillow in a pinch. It needs to be sturdy, roomy, and easy to carry, but if

Dare to Dye: Small-Scale Shibori Projects To Get You Started
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Dare to Dye: Small-Scale Shibori Projects To Get You Started

May 28

I like to think of shibori-the Japanese art of twisting, folding, and tying fabric before dipping it into an indigo dye bath-as the grown-up version of rainbow-drenched tie dye. The process is every bit as playful as what you remember from craft time

An Easy Way to Spruce Up Your Garbage Can
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An Easy Way to Spruce Up Your Garbage Can

May 25

I have to admit, I've never once looked at my trashcan as a design opportunity. Now, thanks to Claire, I'm so ready to bring some pattern to my kitchen. Take it away Claire! From Claire: Over the last few years wallpaper has come back in fashion and

10 Holographic DIYs Fit For a Unicorn
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10 Holographic DIYs Fit For a Unicorn

May 24

Iridescent, holographic, rainbow fun has been taking over decor, fashion, makeup, and even food - check out the Unicorn Grilled Cheese, Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, metallic rainbow flatware, and rainbow-sparkle Birthday Cake Popcorn over at Th

7 Beautiful Ways to Boost a Big Bad Blank Backyard Wall
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7 Beautiful Ways to Boost a Big Bad Blank Backyard Wall

May 20

Curb appeal is a magic phrase in the spring, as is thinking up ways to make your home exterior look better to visitors and passersby. But what about the backyard - the place where you spend your time? First off, yay you. You have actual outdoor space

DIY Hanging Clay Plant Holder
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DIY Hanging Clay Plant Holder

May 19

With Spring in full bloom, it's pretty tempting to bring some of the green inside. This elegant little plant holder can help make your dreams come true in under an hour. Amy walks us through this easy and lovely little project. Skill Level: Easy Time

10 Easy DIY Ways To Power Up Your Home's Curb Appeal
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10 Easy DIY Ways To Power Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

May 19

Curb appeal is about your home's first impression - the face it presents to the world (and to you, when you come home every day). And while you may think of your home's exterior as something that's difficult to change without investing a lot of money