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11 Clever Ways to Hack & Repurpose the $15 IKEA FROSTA Stool

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Blessed be the people out there who can walk into an IKEA store and see beyond the practical, intended uses of their furniture and decor pieces. Whether it be a simple flip of a piece of furniture, using the disassembled pieces to serve an entirely different purpose, or combining the parts of one product with another, let IKEA, and namely the FROSTA stool, be the instigator for the DIY in all of us.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Transform Your Living Room: 12 Statement Making Coffee Tables Under $500 — Annual Guide 2017

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A coffee table is a pretty important piece in the grand scheme of your living room. It’s both utilitarian and a chance to make a style statement. The biggest problem when shopping for a coffee table, though, is that the truly unique ones often cost an arm and a leg. So I tasked myself with finding 12 that come in under $500 and offer way more stylistically than your standard wood or open frame table. Cool budget-friendly coffee tables are out there, folks, and this isn’t even counting secondhand sources. A handful are even under $250, so get to clicking.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Starting from Scratch or Semi-Homemade, DIY Curtain Projects You Can Totally Pull Off

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Some people might consider curtains a luxury, others a necessity. If you think about the many benefits that curtains provide, I’d err on the side of necessity. Sure they make a great design statement in a room, but they also can give the illusion of larger windows, create privacy, block out hot summer sun, add a layer between cold winter drafts, and get a nursery ready for nap time. But not all styles, windows, and budgets are alike, so when it comes to curtains, don’t shy away from making them yourself, either completely from scratch or with the help of existing materials. Here’s a roundup of project ideas to get you started…

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Posted on Sep 17, 2017

Easy Ways to Hang a Tapestry In 20 Minutes or Less

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Let’s talk tapestries. They’re the perfect solution for that big empty wall, for helping sound proof thin walls, for replacing headboards when headboards aren’t an option, and they’re typically pretty renter-friendly art. Most can be hung with a simple dowel rod and a nail or two. Maybe you just inherited a piece from your grandmother, or stumbled upon a brilliantly patterned textile at the flea market, or maybe you made your own wall hanging. Either way, you’ll probably need to hang it. Here are a few easy ways to get that beautiful masterpiece up on the wall for all the world (or at least your houseguests) to see.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2017

Surprisingly Simple Air-Dry Clay Projects to Try — Material World

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We’re very much on board with the elementary yet sophisticated look of air-dry clay projects. There’s obviously a reason why this material remains to be popular among DIY enthusiasts, and we agree that this is definitely a materials you should keep on hand for your projects. Need a new planter? Grab some air-dry clay. Want some new serving dishes? More air-dry clay. Not sure what to buy your friend for their birthday? Why not make them something custom out of, you guessed it, air-dry clay? The options are endless, and they results are almost always simple, minimal, and oh so desirable. Take a look at some favorite projects we’re crushing on, and get crafting!

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Posted on Sep 2, 2017

Sick of Shaker? Here’s Another Kitchen Cabinet Style That Works Everywhere

Noticed one or two Shaker cabinets on Apartment Therapy or Pinterest lately? You are not the only one. The traditional style adds clean architectural interest while still blending in nicely with whatever else is going on. And it’s absolutely everywhere right now. But is it the only option if you want something timeless? If you’re slightly tired of this look, but don’t want something trendy, here’s a fantastic option that looks great no matter what kind of kitchen it’s in.

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Posted on Aug 29, 2017

Propagation Station: How To Make Plant Babies

Learn how to “go forth and multiply” your favorite houseplants–for free–with these helpful resources on popular plant propagation and beyond.

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Posted on Aug 23, 2017

The Top 15 Best Sleeper Sofas & Sofa Beds — Annual Guide 2017

I’ve slept on a lot of sofa beds and sleeper sofas in my day and the one really good thing I can tell you is how much better the technology around them has gotten over the years. Forget what you always knew about sofa beds, because you actually can get a good night’s sleep and have a stylish sofa these days. So, without further ado, here are our 15 (updated!) picks for 2017. (And, please leave your review for these or others in the comments.)

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Posted on Aug 21, 2017

How To Light Up Boring Lampshades: 15 DIY Ideas

Lampshades are one of those household items that always seem shockingly expensive, and that’s just for a plain-but-decent shade! If you want something beautiful and/or unique, prepare to pay a ton—or, better yet, make your own. These 15 projects vary wildly in style and complexity, so there’s sure to be one that perfectly suits your decor and your DIY skill level.

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Posted on Aug 17, 2017

Get The Look: 7 Ways to Make Storage More Stylish With Locker DIYs

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Remember the good ole days of decorating your locker with neon magnets, stickers, and magazine cutouts of Will Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and the like? Lockers were like our own little slice of personality-heaven in a world where we were told when to learn math, when to eat, and when to turn in our shoebox dioramas. I’m here to say those lockers days don’t have to be over just yet. These 7 locker-inspired projects can help you reminisce, and they’ll make your mudroom, office, or living room ready for more storage.

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Posted on Aug 15, 2017

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