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Peal-and-Stick Metal Tiles

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2008

The possible applications for these peel-and-stick metal tiles from Chemetal are endless! The 4" tiles come in brushed aluminum, satin aluminum or light stainless aluminum. They don’t need grout and they  can be cut with basic tools you have around the house. Available at interior51, they're sold in packs of 54 for 79 bucks. You can also buy a sample pack that includes one of each style for $9.  Via.

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Make an Oil Burning Light Bulb Lamp

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2008

Bumpus at instructables set out to do a DIY version of a fancy designer–aka ridiculously expensive–light bulb lamp. Using seemingly odds and ends that included ‘a clean light bulb, a shoe lace, a metal bottle cap, a rather large washer/spacer, [and] two little magnets’ he accomplished this feat admirably. Delicate, yes. Leave it unattended, never. Clever, absolutely. Via.

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Decorate Office Supplies with Fabric

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2008

Put a little life in your drab office supplies by covering them with fabric. Jess at About Orange gives all the details for this craft quicky. The supplies are minimal and include bits of fabric, a scissors, spray adhesive, HeatnBond (optional) and gel medium. Via.

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Geeks? Us?

By: Lilybee Jun 16, 2008

As soon as the paint was dry and the furniture was up in our baby's room my sweetie fished around in a box and retrieved these:

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They are survivors of the great parental toy cull of '84 and it means a lot to him to have them out. My problem is that they attract dust and they blow over if a gnat sneezes. I've been looking for ways to display them, this might be a bit too much:

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How To Drink Wiser, and Avoid and Cure Hangovers.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

When enjoying a few cocktails, be smart, and don't get sick. Here's a few ideas to avoid head and tummy aches.

Drink Water. Everyone who's mature enough to have a drink should be mature enough to drink some agua along with it. Drink a glass of water before and after every drink, and gulp down a few more before bed. If you get way carried away, to the point of vomiting (another source of dehydration), drink a Pedialyte to replenish yourself.

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How To: Make a Reversable Headband.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

If I were a girl, I'd make these by the dozens. "The Long Thread has a simple pattern for a reversable headband -- essential wear for sticky, summer days.

Here's what you'll need:


• Fabric scraps (about 18″ long)
• Elastic (about 6 inches of 1/2″ width)
• Fusible interfacing (optional, but recommended)"

Read the full tutorial here.


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10 Easy Household Time Savers.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

Here's ten excellent ideas to cut down on major house and life-cleaning projects. I especially like the leaving the dishwasher open while cooking, provided it's not a safety hazard.

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  1. Keep the dishwasher open and fill with dirty dishes as you cook. Have a sink full of hot soapy water to hold the hand wash items so they can soak and be easily cleaned.
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Another Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp.

By: Chrisjob Jun 16, 2008

The Howell sisters of THIS Gallery have created a unique entry into the drinkware/light category: THIS LIGHT is created from 50ish plastic beverage bottles, hardened with a fusion process that makes the lamp more durable and look, well, less like a buncha plastic beverage bottles. And if you send them three cases of plastic bottles, they'll knock a hundo off the price tag.

From Inhabitat.

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Feng shui your front hall and gain wealth!

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2008

Domino has a quick and easy tutorial on how to feng shui your front hall, and because ‘the first thing you lay your eyes on when you enter your home relates to your money’ your front hall needs particularly good energy. (Hey, in these tough economic times, why not give it a try?) And for more feng shui info, check out this post, and this one too!

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Unique and beautiful uses for Velcro

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2008

Although Velcro is generally thought of as a utilitarian–albeit noisy–fastener, Luis Eslava saw the hook and loop as a sort of art medium. In vibrant red, it makes a gorgeous lampshade.

In classic white, it makes one interesting room divider.


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