If you are a home decor DIY freak (like I am), I am sure you are familiar with Do It Yourself Magazine. I fell in love with this mag a few months ago when I discovered it on zinio.com. Zinio is a site where you can purchase magazines and read them on your very own desktop, laptop, ipad, or iphone. It's fantastic. Anyways, here's a few highlights from this month's issue. Enjoy :)

Chalk it Up!

I love these creative ways people are turning household items into chalkboards. Chalking takes care of a whole lot of things. You can write down grocery lists, to-do lists, calendars, or simply decorate your chalky area. 

Ready for Fall

This home is already sprucing up their rooms with velvety auburns and crisp browns. 
I love the coziness you feel in the kitchen. There is a very warm ambiance in that space. Perfect for fall gatherings. The office appears to be a seamstress' or fashion designer's dream! The moodboard on her desk is filled with bold autumn swatches with yellows and blues to inspire some beautiful DIY designs.

Organized Office

One of my most favorite thing to do is organize. It is very therapeutic for me. Sometimes I just chunk all the things I don't use anymore at my desk so I can start over and minimize. Once you've cleared most of the junk away you can begin to figure out where your things can go, what you need and what you don't 
need, how to make storage spaces appear inviting and not overbearing. There are so many easy and affordable ways to make storage chic and stylish.

Total Bedroom Storage Makeover

Love the headboard? All they are is a collaboration of different found drawers. The fact that they don't all seem to fit gives the headboard an eclectic yet cozy feel. 

(( I absolutely love this DIY project ))

Want to read more? Visit zinio.com! Hope everyone has a lovely Thursday :)

[ keep calm & DIY on ]


  1. I absolutely love this magazine...so many great ideas and majority of them are so easy (and fun).....Have a wonderful week! Xoxoxo

  2. i loveeee that headboard! so cute!

  3. I love the OMG DIY project. It looks easy, I might attempt that in the future. Good inspirational post!


  4. I've never heard of this magazine, do they sell it in stores? These are some neat ideas!


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