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How to Make Vista Look Like XP and Vice Versa.

By: Diy maven May 14, 2008

I, for one, have not made the switch from XP to Vista, nor do I plan to. But I do have to admit, there are some cool features of Vista that I wouldn’t mind having. Adam Pash over at Lifehacker has an excellent article that describes how you can incorporate some of Vista’s best attributes into XP including a better Explorer, the Snipping Tool (for screen shots) and Flip 3D, just to name a few.

But let’s say you’ve… Continue Reading

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How to Get into the Habit of Making Your Bed!

By: Diy maven May 14, 2008

Did you ever wonder why your mom or mom equivalent harassed you into making your bed every day? One reason was probably because it made him/her feel better about the state of your room. If you’re like me and make your bed every morning, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, you night want to try Apartment Therapy’s 8 tricks to help you get in the habit of fixing your bed.

  1. Simplify your bedding.
  2. Use… Continue Reading
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Linoleum Remnant Kitchen Floor.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2008

From the Diary of a Vermont Eco Builder:

"In keeping with our eco design model, and just for the sheer fun of it, we’ve decided that the kitchen floor will be made up from all the leftover pieces of Marmoleum we’ve saved so far."

They took stock of their collection, designed a pleasing layout on the computer, and after a proper subfloor, had the pieces installed. Fantastic.

Via Materialicious.

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Make a DIY Plastic Bag Dryer.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2008

Okay, so I wasn't yet hip to this phenomenon: spindle-y contraptions allowing one to invert plastic bags (presumably of the ziptop variety) to help dry them after a wash for reuse. Like a dish strainer or a clothesline for sandwhich baggies.

Of course, that $20 price tag always hits where it hurts, especially when it's clear that the materials all came from the unfinished wood section at the craftstore. (the little vase gives it away). So,… Continue Reading

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Hubcap Creatures.

By: Chrisjob May 14, 2008

Ultimate art-recycling: hubcap creatures by Ptolemy




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DIY: Ottoman Tear Repair

By: Modhomeecteacher May 13, 2008

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Folks, this project is not for the squeamish. It's real life.  A few spots, tears, chunks out of furniture you just aren't ready to chuck.   My friend pleaded with me to do a repair job on this tired ottoman that has a giant tear, nay, RIP, right down the middle of the top.  It's a long story about the owner, her 6'9" football playing son, the reason they need a quick fix and so on.  But the long and… Continue Reading

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World's Tallest Lego Tower

By: Diy maven May 13, 2008

Earlier this month the world's largest Lego tower was errected at Legoland Windsor. The nearly 100 feet tall structure consists of 500,000 bricks and was designed to mimic a Viking longboat mast. Why a longboat mast? To 'mark the opening of the theme park's new Land of the Vikings, of course. Via.

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20 Recipes for Homemade Art Supplies

By: Diy maven May 13, 2008

From glitter to sidewalk chalk, to edible peanut butter play dough, to disappearing paint and multi-colored crayons, this list covers just about every artistic medium known to kid-dom. A great way to stretch a dollar and spur creativity, this page is defiantly worth a bookmark!

'Cesco in Sidewalk Chalk' by Sakurako Kitsa, via Flickr.

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Creative Ways to Reuse "Disposable" Items.

By: Chrisjob May 12, 2008

Lifehacker users have compiled a list of creative uses to recycle your disposables, namely those that cannot be recycled in obvious ways. They include old standbys like the CD spindle bagel holder and placing fabric softener sheets in drawers to keep your clothes smelling fresh, but also some clever tips for yogurt containers, wine corks, bum CD-rs, and a link to a great Flickr group entitled, "How Can I Recycle This?"

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