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Get the Look: Casual, Simple Modern

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, DIY + How To
Get the Look: Casual, Simple Modern

Just came across this image while looking at inspiring spaces and we wanted to post about it. Why? Because it’s perfect evidence that modern rooms and modern design doesn’t have to be expensive. They don’t have to be cluttered. They don’t have to be full of tons of pricey furniture — Continue reading

Make This: Reclaimed Modern Dining Table

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Make This: Reclaimed Modern Dining Table

Baltimore based DIY enthusiast John Zwarich presents a step by step guide to making this low cost. modern, industrial dining table using locally sourced reclaimed wood. Read more at his blog: JohnMakesStuff. This post comes courtesy of our “make a guest post” page. Got a great lead, product find or idea? Share — Continue reading

Sleek, DIY Way to Store Books & Magazines

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Sleek, DIY Way to Store Books & Magazines

There are stacks and stacks and stacks of books and magazines around my house. As a design lover and design blogger, I’ve just got loads of the things coming in on a daily basis. And as a pack rat, I find it impossible to throw or give any of these — Continue reading

Making a Minimal Dining Room is Easy

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Making a Minimal Dining Room is Easy

If you like modern design, you might be interested in streamlined, minimal interiors. But how to make a minimal interior room, like a dining room, without it being so boring? It’s easy: Use a big piece of furniture to anchor a space and a viewer’s attention. The perfect, chunky, farmhouse — Continue reading

Modern Geo Embroidery Hoop Cork board

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Modern Geo Embroidery Hoop Cork board

Yes! Love this simple yet perky DIY project that won’t take a lot of money, materials or time to complete! Spotted on Paint Me Plaid, these cute little painted cork boards in embroidery hoops are functional, and would be an easy way to organize and cut down on clutter in — Continue reading

DIY: Neon Tote for Carrying Things or As Art

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DIY: Neon Tote for Carrying Things or As Art

If there’s one thing we hear ourselves saying multiple times a day, day in and day out, it’s that we just don’t have enough totes. They’re completely indispensable! They are so convenient and functional! They allow you to display your personality perfectly! And when used in the right way, they — Continue reading

Free DIY Download: Fox Bookmark

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Free DIY Download: Fox Bookmark

Any modern design lovers and book nerds out there? The Venn Diagram of those two groups would feature, quite clearly, this cute little fox bookmark in the middle intersection, that’s for sure. Spotted on the Danish blog and portfolio of Lonnie Jacobsen, you can print this cutie out for free, with — Continue reading

DIY: Gold-tipped Ceramics Refresh

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DIY: Gold-tipped Ceramics Refresh

Super in love with this DIY project for rehabbing old or vintage ceramic bowls, plates, trays and more. Spotted on Vitamini Handmade, using a gold leaf pen kit and some ceramic bowls found on sale, we just love the polka-dot pattern found on these bowls. But Casey also thought of — Continue reading

DIY: Pinhole Cards

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DIY: Pinhole Cards

With the absolute flood of amazingly talented people making amazingly talented things out there, it can be overwhelming approaching even something as simple-sounding as making a birthday or thank you card for someone. And while there are plenty of beautiful ones out there to choose from, we’ve always felt it — Continue reading

DIY Modern Minimal Wall Clock

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DIY Modern Minimal Wall Clock

Got a sleek round tray? A clock face mechanism? A few tools and a couple of minutes? Then you could definitely have all of the ingredients for a perfect DIY project to add a pop of timely functionality to one of your walls or perhaps give the gift of modern — Continue reading

DIY: Texture/Pattern/Utility/Light

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DIY: Texture/Pattern/Utility/Light

Need something constructive to do this weekend? Why not choose from some of our most popular DIY projects that we’ve posted about. They’re obviously hitting all the right notes! One will bring a little light into your life: Hanging Mason Jar Lights. One will give one of your rooms some graphic — Continue reading

Neon String Jar DIY

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Neon String Jar DIY

It’s another DIY neon string project with jars. And what a lovely one! Spotted on the PapernStitch blog, these squatty, white jars are given quite the makeover with the addition of neon string wrapped in delectably striped ways. Affording a pretty large measure of customization, you could wrap each jar — Continue reading

DIY: Fast, Stacked Wine Box Nightstand

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DIY: Fast, Stacked Wine Box Nightstand

Ready for a quick and easy nightstand DIY that won’t require sawing and nailing and screwing and basically any put-together-ness at all? Then this DIY project we spotted on Lark & Linen is right up your do-it-yourself alley. Snapping up a few discarded wooden wine boxes (they found theirs from — Continue reading

Neon/Graphic DIY for the Weekend!

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Neon/Graphic DIY for the Weekend!

We’ve got it: four perfect DIY projects to tackle this weekend if you’re looking for a pop of colorful neon or if you need something to create a graphic look to your home. The big question of course, is, how many of these projects will you do?! Spray a Rubber — Continue reading

DIY Potato-stamped Neon Napkin

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DIY Potato-stamped Neon Napkin

Ahh the delightful and sometimes lost art of potato stamping that was such a staple of a creative kid’s youth. Isn’t it amazing to find such a crafting ally in the kitchen? It’s incredible to know you can find a world of possibility in that cheap food of the potato. — Continue reading

Quick & Bold DIY: Spray a Rubber Mat

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Quick & Bold DIY: Spray a Rubber Mat

Came across this swimmingly easy DIY on Pinterest yesterday. Just find one of those cheap rubber mats with the intricate, cut-out patterns (like this one — it doesn’t matter what it is, it can even be sort of traditional-looking) and spray paint it a bold, bright, neon color! We can’t — Continue reading

Don’t let a small space stop you.

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Don’t let a small space stop you.

You might be tempted to stuff your small space with an equally small couch or slim set of chairs, but let us say this today, right now: don’t ignore a sectional if you’ve got a cozy space, for a lovely sectional might make a space even more cozier. As long — Continue reading

DIY: Rolling Pin Geometric Stamps

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DIY: Rolling Pin Geometric Stamps

You know we love a good handmade stamp here. Not only is a stamp something that even someone with zero drawing skills can make, it’s the gift that keeps giving since you can wipe, change inks and keep stamping! The idea of using rolling pins (which normally live in the — Continue reading

DIY: Handmade Typographic Jars

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DIY: Handmade Typographic Jars

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones, and this simple one has charmed its way into our hearts. And the level of customization of this simple idea is monumental. As seen on Oh Happy Day, here’s a project you could use in your kitchen, your office, outdoors are even — Continue reading

DIY Color Pop Idea: Vivacious Vignette

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DIY Color Pop Idea: Vivacious Vignette

Love the idea of grabbing foam core and poster board from your local craft store in a really striking color, adding a thin sheet of plywood, and leaning them all against the wall behind a few simple pieces of furniture. What an extraordinarily affordable way to add color to a — Continue reading