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Feb 19

Before and After: A $1300 Pottery Barn Desk Now Has a $60 Doppelgänger

A talented DIYer bought this old desk for $11.25 and managed to transform it into a dead-on knockoff of a $1,299 Pottery Barn desk while adding a clever upgrade in the process.

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Feb 19

The Huge Pinterest Trend You Can Easily Pull Off Yourself

In terms of recent trends, it doesn’t get much bigger than ceramic pottery. Inspired by the 1970s, sculptural clay vases, planters, and decor are everywhere these days—either adding subtle texture or bringing a full blown color explosion to our homes. Handmade ceramic pieces from the pros can be quite expensive (understandably, given the skill and work required to make them), but don’t let that sway you from loving and getting the look. It’s an easy trend to DIY using air dry and polymer clay. Here are some of our favorite projects to get you started.

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03
Feb 19

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished projects looked amazing, I couldn’t bring myself to buy supplies that would take up any more space in my apartment. But now that needle-free arm knitting has hit the DIY scene, I’m 100% on board with giant knit everything. To guide our foray into needle-free knitting, we’ve rounded up answers to the most-asked questions and sources for stocking up on, then using, enormous yarn.

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Jan 19

10 Affordable & Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without Wiring

I’ve always preferred living in pre-1940s buildings for all their historical and architectural charm (so far, six different places and counting, ranging from 1907 through 1931). But my affinity for the old doesn’t always align with my modern day needs, most notably the absence of overhead lighting inside closets.

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Jan 19

20 Transformative Ways to Give New Life to Old Furniture

If you’re giving yourself a fresh start for 2019—new haircut, workout routine, healthy habits—give your furniture a New Year’s refresh with these 20 tutorials that will restore, revitalize, or totally redo your favorite wood, metal, leather, vinyl, marble, and upholstered pieces.

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Dec 18

7 New Ways to Reuse Your Old Leather Belts

Here’s a friendly reminder to not throw out, or donate, your leather belts during your next closet purge. Leather is an amazingly versatile DIY material and one belt will give you plenty of usable length to repurpose. Anytime a DIY calls for a long strip or just a scrap of leather, an old belt is the perfect amount. Here are some of our favorite leather DIYs to get you started:

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03
Dec 18

Nine Ways To Take Paper Snowflakes To The Next Level

The thought of making paper snowflakes may remind you of childhood memories of cutting out wonky, misshapen snowflakes only a mother could love. While the concept remains the same, this time around, the look is much more sophisticated— and your improved motor skills will come in handy. Armed with a quick tutorial, some project inspiration and a pair of scissors, you’re ready to snip your way to a winter wonderland.

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02
Dec 18

Tiny House Living Problems We Can All Actually Relate To

You might think that tiny house dwellers are their own particular alien breed, capable of stripping off worldly concerns and living an ascetic life without possessions or care. You would be wrong. Tiny house owners: They’re just like us! They have to deal with the same stuff the rest of us do (things like doing dishes and finding alone time), but living small means it just catches up to them a little bit faster. And they have to find creative ways around their problems.

We dove into the Instagram universe for a (sometime humorous) glimpse of what it’s really like to live in a tiny house. You might relate to some of these.

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25
Nov 18

These Curtain Tie Backs Let More Natural Light into Your Dark Apartment

We’ve all lived in that unfortunate dark apartment that is both on the first floor and faces a brick wall. And sure you made the best of it, but maybe now you’re living in a place that has, wait for it, multiple windows! (You’re truly on your way to the top!) But even with more windows, there’s still one thing you can do to eke out as much natural light as possible.

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21
Nov 18

How to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table When You Don't Have Much Time

Whether you plan to prep weeks in advance or the day before, the truth is, nobody has a ton of extra time to get the Thanksgiving table set with all the bells and whistles. Check out these projects from table coverings, to place cards, to centerpieces if you want to wow your guests without handing over all your free time.

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