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Super Pretty Fabric Knobs

By: Lilybee Nov 12, 2008

Fabric covered knobs, what a great way to add a bit of just-feminine-enough dainty floral to a boring dresser. Or manly, manly camouflage or something, the choice is yours.  Livy over at A Field Journal (a blog about which I simply can't say enough nice things) has put together a tute, complete with some of the most edibly gorgeous illustrations ever.

 

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Photo Blinds - Kinda Like Instantaneous Travel

By: Lilybee Nov 12, 2008

The idea of being able to pull a cord and suddenly be someplace else is occasionally very appealing, but until they get instantaneous travel sorted out these shades might be the next best thing. UK based company Bags of Love takes your images and turns them into roller blinds

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So you can turn your bedroom's uninspiring view into Continue Reading

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Play 'Spot the Sofa'

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2008

 

Where in the world is Rafael Simoes Miranda’s Hypnose sofa?

 

 

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Considering Secret Wall Tattoos

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2008

There are two kinds of wall tattoos. One is the stencil or vinyl sort put on display for public view. The other kind is created by anarchists who challenge prevailing thought. Sounds cool, huh? Whether wall tattoos of the anarchist variety are simple drawings or ornate modern art, they have one thing in common: They’re little seen. In most cases such tattoos can be found behind hotel ‘art work’, mirrors and furniture. The fact that these objects are usually screwed into place makes the job of the anarchist that much more challenging.

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The 10 Healthiest Grocery Stores in the U.S.

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2008

Recently, CNN enlisted the help of six ‘prominent health experts’ to help determine the 10 healthiest grocery store chains in the U.S. Their health-o-meter was determined by their ability to deliver organic and fresh packaged foods. And just because you won’t see your favorite local co-op on the list doesn’t mean you should jump ship; we need to keep the little guys in business too!

  1. Whole Foods
  2. Safeway
  3. Harris Teeter
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Tie Bows Like A Professional

By: Lilybee Nov 12, 2008

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We're not talking shoelaces here, we're talking PRETTIES. For gifts... 'cause it's getting to be that time. Sure you could buy ready made bows, but wheres the fun in that? This way you get to use up any supplies of ribbon that you might have been compulsively hoarding (I can't help it I loveses the precious ribbons)... Anyway, the trick to making swanky looking ribbon bows is apparently to use a bow tyingContinue Reading

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A Few Treehouses

By: Lilybee Nov 11, 2008

You know what sucks about treehouses? That's right, absolutely NOTHING! From tacked on shacks made of old pallets to grandiose castles made of... money, and every Ewok-inspired leafy perch in between, treehouses are brilliant. They are very essence of summer and childhood distilled,  with winter on the way and a milestone birthday just passed I could use some of both. So, here are a few particularly inspiring examples of what happens when trees and architecture get together and party... some of them considerably nicer than my apartment.

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How to paint kitchen cabinets.

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2008

If you're aching to paint your kitchen cabinets but are overwhelmed at the thought, you might want to take a look at Workbench Magazine's online narrated slide show. It will take the mystery and the fear out of the project.

Before:

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Equipment you'll need:

  • TSP
  • Sand paper
  • Filler and putty knife
  • Masking tape
  • Primer
  • Oil-based enamel paint
  •  1/2" sash brush and small brush for edge touch-ups
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Turning a Pallet into a Coffee Table

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2008

Do you feel bad for discarded pallets? I do. Such waste! Such potential! Like this coffee table for example, which is a mere shadow of its former dump heap self. Esprit Cabane explains the procedure, which includes using mortar to fill the gaps between the slats. Via.

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The Modern Side of Sears

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2008

Whether you’re a fan of Ty Pennington or not, his relationship with Sears has brought a much-needed modern breath to the retailer. To illustrate, here are some vignettes using Ty Pennington Style furniture collections.

The Laguna Bedroom Collection features items currently starting as little as $79.99 for the mirror to $399.99 for the 6 drawer dresser.
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Pieces from the Costa de Mar Collection start at 59.99 for the dining chair, which isContinue Reading

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