One thing that’s in plenty of supply around here is sawdust. It’s a shame to let that beautiful fluff go to waste, so here’s 17+ ideas to put it to good use. Remember...these apply to REAL wood sawdust, not MDF. Also, you'll want to use common sense when it comes to using sawdust from pressure treated wood as well.
1. Mix it with white paint to make fake snow.
2. Use it for traction on slippery roads.
3. Soak up spills in the shop or garage.
4. FeedContinue Reading
Every good Home Ec teacher knows how to iron a long sleeved, collared shirt and indeed I do. In fact, the idea for this tutorial has been swimming around in my think tank for the past couple of weeks, then I saw it right there on ApartmentTherapy this evening.
Why re-invent that tutorial wheel? Instead, check out Chez Larrson to see a clear and concise how-to of this dying skill.
Judy Lake hand crafts one-of-a-kind lampshades at her shop Lake’s Lampshades. She’s now sharing her secrets in this very informative tutorial. To make a custom lampshade of your own, you’ll need:
4" x 7" x 7" square bell frame
- 5/8" gros-grain ribbon
- ½ yard fabric
- pressure-sensitive styrene
- pressure-sensitive cloth tape
- wooden clothespins
- wide ribbon to hold panels as they dry
- quick glue with squeeze bottle
- ultra-fineContinue Reading
Whether you want to add them piece by piece or "cheat" by nabbing the mosaic sheets, tiling will never be this fun again.
"For years people have asked us to come up with a fun and colourful alternative to normal everyday tiles. So in 2007 we set about making Tetris Tiles and testing them in our friends homes. After a series of compliments and “where did you get those?” we knew that there was enough of a demand to getContinue Reading
If you battle the comforter scrunch night after night, help is here. This is a quick and permanent solution to keep your comforter evenly distributed inside your beautiful duvet. Everyone will be warm and toasty and happy.
What you need:
8 pieces of 10" pieces of non-satin ribbon or twill tape (shoestring with ends cut off)
What you do:
1. Turn duvet inside out
An article in our local newspaper announced that nailhead trim is a fall classic. It identified various pieces of furniture by Crate and Barrel, Willams Sonoma and West Elm that will shine metallic come fall. Wing chairs, velvet chairs and headboards are the obvoius pieces.
You may be excited to learn that nailhead choices have expanded and include choices in colors, shapes textures, and sizes.
This is just one of aboutContinue Reading
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Searching for some unrelated information from a certain DIY expert, I found a wonderful comprehensive list of helpful hints to consider after a hurricane has hit. Assessing the damage to your home may help you regain a feeling of control after such a disaster and it will give you enough information to get you started on the road back to normalcy. If you know anyone who has been hit by Hurricane Ike, or routinelyContinue Reading