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12. Upcycling by the Dawgs
The crew from the hit TV show, Salvage Dawgs do a whole lot more than rescue architectural relics from condemned homes. They also create one-of-a-kind, conversation pieces with the treasures that they find. Take a look at some of their coolest projects, like this awesome bathtub turned into a couch.
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11. Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Edible Container Gardening
Growing vegetables in pots can be frustrating, but we’ve got some sage advice and simple tricks for anyone looking to grow beautiful, bountiful container gardens that you can eat.
This wheelbarrow has been transformed and overflows with an edible bounty. This whimsical idea is another spin on the traditional container garden. Try adding a tomato plant to the center of the wheelbarrow and surround it with edible plantings such as nasturtium, parsley, herbs, lettuces and cabbage.
Photo by Melissa Caughey
10. Stitch Up Versatile Roman Shades
Window treatments can be pricy. Instead of shelling out big bucks, use your favorite fabrics to create easy-to-make Roman shades. Very little sewing skills are required!
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9. Creative Ways to Fill a Blank Wall
There’s nothing more uninspiring than a blank wall. Think beyond the unoriginal store-bought prints and go with something more unique like pants hangers, beans and earrings.
Vintage Art on Wooden Hangers Above Sofa
Take the do-it-yourself approach by clamping beloved posters, pennants, maps and charts to wooden pants hangers, then hanging them above the sofa in a random order.
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8. Painting Upholstered Furniture
Yes, you can paint those old stained chairs. Our blogger, Ellen Foord has the step-by-step instructions. The key to making it work is using a lot of fabric medium, so make sure you don't skimp on it.
7. Ombre + Stencil Wall Mural
Can’t find the right piece of artwork for your living room? Try this budget-friendly project: Tape off a large rectangle on the wall, apply a reverse decal stencil, then paint a gradient pattern within the rectangle and over the decal. Peel away the tape and decal then stand back and admire your work. Watch the video below or get the step-by-step instructions.
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6. Headboard Slipcover
No need to buy new bedroom furniture, hide that old headboard in style with an easy-sew slipcover. The handy storage pocket is perfect for holding books, PJs or your child’s favorite toy. Find more sewing decor projects.
5. Dreamy Mega Decks
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4. Gorgeous Garden Pathways
First impressions matter, that’s why a welcoming walkway can make your curb appeal that much more appealing. Even in the backyard, a well-defined path can add beauty and save wear and tear on your lawn.
3. Flea Market Flips
Everyone loves seeing the clever creations and revamped relics on the hit show Flea Market Flips. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and new upholstery can do to old furniture or how an old light post can come back to life as a unique fish tank. Take a look at more amazing before-and-afters from the show.
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2. 50 Shades of Gray ...
... rooms, gray rooms, not what you were thinking, we're talking decor.
Are you looking for a neutral color but beige is too boring and blah? Try gray; deep shades can look rich but not overbearing, and gray walls can also make a wonderful backdrop for bright accent colors. Check out these 50 gorgeous gray design ideas.
1. Memory Bottles
Instead of plain old picture frames, display your favorite photos in a decorative bottles adorned with seashells, beach sand and trinkets. Get the step-by-step instructions.