DIY Favorites

DIY Favorites

Take personalizing your home with beautiful décor into your own hands with these simple DIYs. Create beautiful accent pieces, learn to build lighting and furnishings from scratch, or revamp existing pieces to give them new life – all with the guidance of the experts who make these step-by-steps a cinch.

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  • Boho Bed Runner

    Chalk Paint master Annie Sloan makes a new friend when her guest, Comfort, appears at the Paint Anything studio with a piece of plain raw silk. She intends to use it as a runner for her vintage bed. Annie tells a skeptical Comfort that they can dye the fabric using any color of Chalk Paint, then ...

  • BYOL: Bring Your Own Lighting

    Mandi Gubler's mantra is that you don't always have to buy things at the store; sometimes you can make them. Case in point: the truly impressive brass wall sconce she builds from scratch in this episode. Using parts and pieces from a hardware store, Mandi creates her own double-ended lighting fix...

  • Faux Fur Modern Chair

    Eden Passante loves the cool, retro-modern vibe of Palm Springs, California. It's a city that exudes Old Hollywood glam. Eden has the perfect opportunity to bring a taste of the Palm Springs style into her house when she rescues a vintage modern chair from her neighbor's trash pile. Using a piece...

  • Patio Perfection

    With a family of five in sunny Dallas, Texas, the Wiegand family is desperate for an outdoor living space where everyone can hang out. Watch as they spend a weekend transforming not one, but two, tired outdoor areas into a pair of picture-perfect spaces. Casey's goal to cultivate community in the...

  • Painted Pattern Rug

    Painting a rug doesn't sound so fearless, does it? Wrong! Mandi Gubler has no idea how her design will turn out, but she dives right into the project anyway. Watch as Mandi paints a colorful geometric pattern directly onto an inexpensive natural jute rug. The reveal at the end is so good it even ...

  • Geri Hirsch's Dream Deck

    Lifestyle blogger Geri Hirsch and her fiance just moved into their dream house. The back deck offers stunning views of the cityscape around them, but the deck itself - not so stunning. Geri calls on Kelly Edwards to help construct a pair of rolling planter boxes for fresh flowers and herbs. Once ...

  • Natural Ways to Make Your House Smell Good

    An inviting house should look good, feel good and smell good. LEAF TV's Geri Hirsch and Erin Falconer have five simple DIY tricks to make your house smell fresh throughout using natural objects such as citrus fruits and essential oils.There's even a surprise tip about vanilla extract + light bulb...

  • Let's Build a Chicken Coop!

    When the Wiegands move into their new Dallas home, they dive head-first into a series of weekend projects. First on their list? Constructing a chicken coop! Chris and Casey gather their three young children in the backyard and make it a family affair. They've collected salvaged wood and windows f...

  • Five Floral Fixes

    Fresh flowers are a treat to have around the house . . . until they aren't anymore. Our heroes from LEAFtv are on the scene with five great floral hacks to make you feel like a superstar when it comes to decorating with flowers. No more blooms that go brown too soon, sad droopy flowers or wonky b...

  • Macramé Hammock Chair

    What's a girl to do when she wants an outdoor hammock but doesn't have trees in the right places to attach it? You can't grow trees in a weekend, but you can make your own hammock chair. Then you can set it anyplace you like - indoors or out. And that's exactly what Mandi Gubler of Vintage Reviva...

  • Butterflies in the Backyard

    After recently revamping their patio, the Wiegands are ready to take on their next backyard project: raised garden beds where they can grow fresh herbs and veggies, and also attract a few butterflies. Watch as the whole family pitches in to create a colorful garden with rustic herb labels, bird f...

  • Angel Laketa Moore's Front Yard Facelift

    Angel Laketa Moore, affectionately known as "That Chick Angel," has an extensive resumé that includes actress, standup comedian, YouTube star, graduate student, loving wife, and mom of three (including newborn twins!). After spending a day with Kelly Edwards to revamp her front yard, Angel can ad...

  • Eco-chic Spring Clean

    No matter what they're up to, Geri and Erin from LEAFtv get it right every single time. That includes spring cleaning, which just got fun thanks to these two. That's right, we said fun! This fab duo has three all-natural cleaning solutions you can whip up in your kitchen, including a recipe for a...

  • Eden Passante's Art Gallery Wall

    Eden Passante calls California home and wants to show her stomping grounds some love with a home gallery wall inspired by the Golden State. Here she talks tips for selecting artwork based on color, theme, location and more, then she gets down to business hanging artwork inspired by Joshua Tree, S...

  • Kayley Melissa's Modern Workspace Makeover

    Kayley Melissa knows good hair. As a YouTube vlogger famous for her detailed hair tutorials, Kayley spends a lot of time in her home office/film studio. However, her office is begging for a makeover that lends itself to better organization and offers a more attractive background for video product...

  • Pillow Fest

    Watch as Mandi Gubler takes her sewing machine to task to craft three different styles of pillows. This project, with frayed and fringed leather, duck cloth and a kaleidoscope of color, goes straight to our DIY hearts. Watch now for Mandi's easy-to-follow tutorial. You'll be stitching your way to...

  • Vintage Laundry Basket

    Chalk Paint expert Justin Power and his guest, Caitlin, tackle a cool flea market find that Caitlin brings to the Paint Anything studio: a tattered antique laundry basket. It desperately needs some TLC. Justin starts with a can of gunmetal gray Chalk Paint to blanket the stained canvas. Twenty mi...

  • Salvaged Sliding Door Wall

    While most people seem to be creating open concept living spaces these days, the Wiegands decide to do just the opposite. Chris works from home and needs an office space, and Casey wants a dedicated room where their family of five can hang out without too many distractions (read: no TV). Watch as...

  • Roadside Armchair

    Chalk Paint expert Amanda Peppard astonishes her guest, Lauren, who arrives at the Paint Anything studio expecting to reupholster a chair she found curbside in Brooklyn. Amanda declares there's no need to recover this chair. Instead they're going to paint it! Watch to see the transformation of th...

  • A-Frame Ladder Shelves

    Mandi Gubler has a DIY solution for everything. Here she builds floor-to-ceiling shelving based on the ladder shelf look that never seems to go out of style. The key to this project is duplication: learn the basic steps, then repeat to make a second and third set. You'll have Mandi there to cheer...

  • Jeannie Mai's Rustic-Luxe Bathroom Makeover

    Style expert Jeannie Mai despises her current "dungeon bathroom" so much that she simply refuses to use it. This dark, dated room doesn't jive with the rustic-luxe look of the rest of the house. Jeannie calls on DIY guru Kelly Edwards and says it's time for this room to go. Together they tear out...

  • Geometric Brass Lamp

    Mandi Gubler sums up this himmeli lamp in one word: showstopper. It's stunning enough to stop your guests in their tracks, but easy enough to construct in an afternoon. Seriously. If you can make a fruit loop necklace with yarn, you can make this light. Watch now to see why this lamp is one of Ma...

  • Sharzad Kiadeh's Multifunctional Workspace

    House call! When lovely lifestyle blogger, YouTube star and work-at-home-mom Sharzad Kiadeh decides it's time to move her workspace out of her bedroom and into the main part of her house, she calls on DIY design expert Kelly Edwards for help. Watch as Kelly teaches Sharzad to wield a nail gun and...

  • Copper Sling Coffee Table

    Need convincing that you can - and should - build your own coffee table? Take Mandi Gubler's word: whether you're an expert builder or first-time DIYer, you can master this copper sling coffee table tutorial like a DIY champ. The total budget clocks in under $150, and the table is customizable to...