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How To Make Your Own (Affordable) Floor Mirror

Ryan and Michelle are all about DIY projects in and around their Annapolis, Maryland home. Whether it’s propagating bamboo for privacy fencing, re-tiling bathrooms, or building custom furniture pieces, they love projects that allow them to save money while making their house more of a home. Ryan’s latest project – a DIY floor mirror – is no exception. Learn how to make your own by following his helpful tutorial.

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Posted on Sep 10, 2017

Built by You: Simple Yet Super DIY Furniture Projects for the Bedroom

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If you like basic, stripped-down furniture, without pomp or circumstance, then take a look at these five project ideas. These are the basic of basic – nothing fancy or high falutin’ — and usually made of just plywood or unfinished wood. Each project comes with instructions on how to make them yourself.

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Posted on Sep 9, 2017

How To Make a Leather Bench with Only One Power Tool — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

I have a confession: Sometimes using power tools scares me. I know – that’s embarrassing for a DIY-er to admit. But I also know, deep down, I can’t be the only one who feels this way. So, what if I told you that you could make this bench with minimal tools and minimal upholstery skills? Seriously, there is no sewing involved. A stylish bench like this one can go a long way, giving an entryway more definition, or finishing off a bedroom with that high-end, end-of-the-bed bench look. Either way, it’s furniture design at its simplest.

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Posted on Sep 7, 2017

20+ Creative DIY Headboard Ideas

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When it comes to the bedroom, a good headboard can pretty much make the room. We’ve rounded up more than 20 DIY projects and creative ideas for the head of your bed that will have your bedroom looking like a million bucks. Without spending a million bucks.

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Posted on Aug 26, 2017

How I Finally Added Some Much-Needed Privacy to My Exposed Backyard — Apartment Therapy Original Makeover

I live in a city, which means my backyard isn’t a quiet, outdoor oasis populated by trees and wildlife — where the only sound is the wind and maybe some crickets. Instead I’m surrounded by cell phone conversations, kids whooping it up while waiting for the school bus, and tons and tons of barking dogs. While I love living here, sometimes it would just be so nice to feel like I’m the only person in the world. When I recently did a whole backyard makeover , one of the major goals was creating sweet, blissful privacy.

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Posted on Aug 8, 2017

Wall-Mounted Shelving Systems You Can DIY

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One of my favorite small space hacks is swapping your bookcases for wall-mounted shelving . We’ve created roundups of wall mounted shelving systems before, but for those of you who are especially crafty there are also plenty of DIY options. Here are eight different DIY ways to turn a blank wall into a storage mecca.

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Posted on Aug 1, 2017

How To Customize Your Bookshelves With Diagonal Shelf Inserts — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

I wanted to change up the look of my bookshelves as well as add a third shelf. With the help of a friend and a trip to the hardware store, this project took an afternoon to pull off and can be accomplished by someone with minimal experience. And, to help you out, I documented the process to walk you through each step.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2017

Can You Guess What Secret this DIY Mirror is Hiding?

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Camouflage is a survival skill. Living in a small space demands that every inch of a room is stretched to its maximum potential, and this made-from-scratch mirror is evidence that beauty, brawn and brains are not mutually exclusive. Can you guess what’s behind this looking glass?

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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

How To Master a Modern Twist on a Classic Design Detail — Rooms That Get It Right

Traditional types of architectural woodwork — I’m looking at you, wainscoting — are cropping up more and more in homes these days. Woodwork like this is gaining in popularity due to two main phenomena: folks currently purchasing homes that have original woodwork are interested in restoring the historical craftsmanship, and those who live in homes that weren’t built with charming, handcrafted wooden details are opting to install it to add architectural character.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

Practically Magic: DIY Projects Using Rot Resistant & Insect Repelling Cedar Wood

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Cedar is known for its rot resistant properties, not to mention its ability to repel insects. It comes in a nice smelling package to boot! All this makes cedar wood a good choice for home projects, both indoors and out.

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