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DIY in Home Improvement

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15 Ways to DIY Creative Corner Shelves

Lots of homes have that one strange corner. The corner that's too small for a chair or dresser but awkward if left empty. If you had a corner of your home

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15 Vintage Crafts We Should Bring Back | Mental Floss

Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to crafting. Some of these vintage crafts are already enjoying a resurgence; others may be waiting for you to bring them back to life.

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25 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas to Start Now and Gift Later | Brit + Co

Unless your sole job this holiday season is gift giving (and if it is, we’re totes jealous), you probably don’t have a ton of extra time to find gifts, let alone DIY one. Plus, you don’t want a gift that looks too homemade, and half the time those Pinterest projects don’t even turn out like you wanted them to.

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10 Mad Men-Inspired Retro DIYs | Brit + Co

After a brutal year-long wait, Mad Men is finally back on our television screens with the very last batch of episodes as the award-winning series comes to a close. In honor of the show’s envy-worthy retro 1960s style, we’re sharing a list of DIYs that are perfect for making a fashion statement, showing off at a dinner party or upgrading your home decor. Scroll on for hacks that effortlessly allow you to hold on to a small piece of this beloved show and its incredibly stylish time period.

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17 DIY Kitchen Tips That Will Forever Change Your Favorite Room

The kitchen is hands-down our favorite room in the house... and not just because of food prep. The kitchen is a place where form meets function, and if things are streamlined, every task flows as smoothly as melted butter into a bowl. Thank goodn...

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Common Household Repairs

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household problems.

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Awesome Home DIYs - Clever DIY Projects - House Beautiful

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome

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Martha Stewart Abandons DIY Approach to Magazine Business
| Adweek

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia appears to have found a solution for its struggling magazine business: hand it over to another publisher.

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Home Improvements: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Home improvement shows and magazines make repairs look easy, but sometimes taking the do-it-yourself approach can end up costing more money than hiring a professional.

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DIY Wood Scalloped Wall Tutorial

Today s the day! I have had floods of comments and emails asking for this DIY Wood Scalloped Wall Tutorial and as promised, here it is!!! This wall treatment is honestly not that hard or terribly time consuming.

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Make It: DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your sandwiches and...

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How to Make DIY Drink Umbrellas!

Bring the spirit of Spring Break to your next party with DIY drink umbrellas.

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    10 ingenious home uses for baking soda

    Tired of spending hundreds of dollars on fancy cleaning products? The solution to many household cle

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