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Rayan is the Founding Editor and Creative Director of this wildly popular blog The Design Confidential and an all around Do-It-Yourself daredevil. Designer, Mommy, and Lifestyle blogger by day... Furniture Builder and DIY risk taker by night, bringing Chic and Stylish DIY Projects to the Masses. The Design Confidential has grown to more than 2 million pageviews each month in the 3 1/2 years since Rayan created her very first blog post, which just goes to show she isn't alone in her quest to conquer her home and all that surrounds it, with a little DIY elbow grease!

GIFTED // Gift Guide for the Homebody

If you find yourself here now and especially if you visit this little space of mine frequently (thank you - I heart you!), you are very likely a homebody to some extent. Since like seems to attract like, there is a pretty good chance that you hang with other homebodies. If you need a bit of inspo for what to give these awesome folks, I have rounded...

 

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Dec 08, 2015 5:47pm

DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Chelsey Play Kitchen Stove + Oven

Weeee... I am a little late this year with our Handmade Holiday series of gifts, though I knocked out a few good hostess and adult gifts already - so, not all bad I guess. I will try to pump these out quickly in the midst of life, and birthdays... lots and lots of birthdays. Eek. And of course the holidays... which is precisely what you will want t...

 

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Dec 07, 2015 5:09pm

Builders Showcase // Loft Bed with a Slide

Junior Loft Bed with a Slide! Built From These Plans  Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Twin Low Loft Bunk Bed To Read More About This Build, Visit This Blog Post  Estimated Cost  Length of Time  Modifications  Lumber Used  Finishing Technique  Build  Build Type Bed...

 

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Dec 04, 2015 1:59pm

Holiday Hacks // 3 Easy Hostess Gifts

I think we can all agree that the Holidays tend to present unexpected and often stressful situations, precisely when it is least convenient. AmIright? Just when you think you have things under control and your holiday shopping finished, several of your amazing neighbors bring fresh baked holiday treats with a side of holiday cheer and leave you scr...

 

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Dec 01, 2015 3:01pm

DIY // 5 Minute Faux Enamel Moscow Mule Mug

Between all of the holiday entertaining and gifting that takes place this time of year, projects that are fun, easy, and work well for either, are taking major priority this year. This project is quite literally a 5 minute project and will make your bar cart look amazing even when it's off-duty. I also think this would be a fabulous hostess gift, o...

 

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Nov 30, 2015 9:12pm

Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Indoor Outdoor Director's Chair

Oh adorable little (not that little) director's chair, I have my eye on you for some bonafide fabulous outdoor seating. Perfect for indoor use or the great outdoors if you use an appropriate specie of wood; I love that this plan can be made to suit your own personal decor. Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of ...

 

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Feb 27, 2015 4:17pm

Boys + Bathrooms // Trash Basket Baggu

Boys plus bathrooms equal trash basket Baggu - trust me on this one. You see, I am a mama to two boys, which some of you may already know... and as the only female in the house, it has been an eye opening experience to see first hand what goes on in the mind of a boy. My oldest babe is now 7, and we are well past many of those lovely first stages o...

 

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Feb 25, 2015 3:29pm

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