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Wall Art/Furniture...DIYable???

By: Diy maven May 23, 2008

Designer John Nouanesing’s Fix It On The Wall Furniture is a piece of art and, when you need it, a coffee table and four cushions, and I’m thinking it’s DIYable. Picture it, you fabricate your cushions, table top and legs, and then you trace their images on a piece of plywood. (Maybe even sandwich two together to get some depth.) You cut out their shapes with a jigsaw and then apply that to another piece of plywood. A… Continue Reading

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50 Indispensable Kitchen Tips

By: Diy maven May 23, 2008

From how to restore stale bread with celery to why you should soak your popcorn kernels before you pop them to using mustard to treat a burn, this list includes some crazy kitchen tips I hadn’t heard of before but will definitely keep in mind form now on! For the complete rundown, visit LifeHackery.

'Eat at Mom's' courtesy of themekitchen.

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Sew a Vintage Pocket Hanger Cover

By: Diy maven May 23, 2008

Another blast from the past via TipNut are these instructions to sew a pocket hanger cover, circa 1945. (It would go perfectly with the vintage laundry bag.) Materials are minimal and include the following:

½ yard quilted cotton
½ yard–1" wide satin ribbon
Double fold bias tape
And a hanger

For all the details, visit TipNut.

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10 Strategies for Masterful Food Preparation in Minimal Time.

By: Chrisjob May 22, 2008

Making the time and mess to cook healthful meals at home is essential in our contemporary culture, especially with all the junk possibilities that bombard us on the way home from work. Cooking well shouldn't be a special occassion, but a daily experience. Here's ten tips to work and eat well.

1. Preparation, preparation, preparation!
2. Stock up the supplies.
3. Weekend prep.
4. Tidy your workspace.
5. Find inspiration.
6. Delegate tasks.
7.… Continue Reading

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Build Your Own Blender Lamp.

By: Chrisjob May 22, 2008

It was only a matter of time: it's size, shape, and inclusion of the clear carafe makes the kitchen blender a perfect candidate to recycle into a lamp. So, good work to Defpotec, who has written a clear and excellent instructable on doing just that.

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Fix Your Ripped Jeans, with a Zig Zag.

By: Chrisjob May 22, 2008

Bre from offers a video how-to to fix ripped jeans and denim. With just a bit of thread and some scrap fabric, you can keep your favorite denims in your wardrobe without looking like Debbie Gibson.


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How to Get on a TV Design Show

By: Diy maven May 22, 2008

(A small outdated kitchen before a visit from Divine Design.)

If you’re a fan of HGTV, then you’ve probably daydreamed about having a team of designers come into your home or garden and having at it. If you’d like to bring your fantasy to fruition, here are some steps to help get you there.

  • First watch a bunch of make over shows and pick the one/s that suit your style.
  • Surf the web to see which shows are… Continue Reading
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The Bucket BBQ

By: Diy maven May 22, 2008

Just in time for summertime fun is Pottery Barn’s new Portable BBQ Grill. Perfect for the beach, the lightweight, stainless steel grill has a convenient carrying handle that hides away when it’s weenie time. Available through their catalog or website, the grill will set you back $39.

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6 Ways to Sex Up Your Bedroom

By: Diy maven May 22, 2008

Dirty laundry is not sexy. Neither are stuffed animals. To bring sexy back to the bedroom, you might want to considered taking these suggestions into consideration.

   1. De-clutter. Bedrooms can become a dumping ground for newspapers, magazines, kids toys, you name it. Get rid of all that extraneous non-bedroom stuff that's laying on the floor and bedside tables. And if you have an unused piece of exercise equipment in there, it might… Continue Reading

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Minimalist Outlets by Bocci.

By: Chrisjob May 21, 2008

These are my favorite entries from the ICFF coverage about the blogosphere. These contemporary electrical outlets by Bocci aim to "radically change the aesthetics of room interiors." If they become available, they're probably right.

Check out this video:


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