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How to turn salvaged drawers into modern shelving.

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2008

Found on Freecycle, these drawers originally came out of a 1940's kitchen. Turned on their sides and fixed to a wall, they’ve become very functional and flirty shelving.

Supplies you’ll need to make them:

  • primer
  • 2 coordinating paint colors
  • decorative or wrapping paper
  • Modge Podge
  • drywall screws
  • wood filler

Tools you’ll need to make them:

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An Incredible Slipcover Story

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2008

If you think making a slipcover has got to be easier than re-upholstering a piece of furniture, do both and get back to me. Okay, so slipcovers CAN be easy...but the one featured in this VERY DETAILED article wasn't. THAT I can guarantee.


I mean, seriously, what an undertaking?! The whole project took 8 days and cost $213.55. See the entire story here.


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Furniture Recycling: What Goes Around...

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 26, 2008

 created on: 12/26/08

 Still oozing with holiday generosity? Clean up and declutter your space, load up unused and unwanted furniture and accessories and...Continue Reading

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10 Most Necessary Places to Purge

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 26, 2008

created on: 12/26/08

Holiday excitement has been replaced with the urge to purge, cleaning out cabinets and closets that is...Continue Reading

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At Least 30 More Ways to Reuse Gift Wrapping Paper.

By: Chrisjob Dec 26, 2008

Wait, wait, wait! Don't take that garbage bag of wrapping paper to the recycling bin just yet. After you've created a paper fan and weaved yourself a handbag, unwrap these lists for a whole heap of new ways to recycle your used wrapping paper. It just keeps on giving.

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A Mid-Century Merry Christmas to All!

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 24, 2008

created on: 12/24/08

Where did Santa find that fab chair?Continue Reading

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Holiday Finale: Snow-Stuffed Christmas Ball

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2008

created on: 12/23/08

Okay...just ONE MORE Christmas-y thing before the big day! I was so inspired by madamsewingstick's knitter's Christmas ball, I decided I had to go for the crocheter's version. Of course, if you don't crochet, you could 'stuff' your ball with a small paper snowflake or even one made out of craft foam, but if choosing foam, I might opt to dust it with some fine crystal glitter to make it look not so foamy. Basically, I did what madam said sheContinue Reading

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Making Aluminum Can Ornaments

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2008

First we had aluminum can Christmas ball and now this. Using real leaves, the maker begins by simply tracing them onto cut-opened and flatted aluminum cans. A bit of raffia on to top for hanging is a perfect touch.

What you'll need to make them:

  • Empty aluminum beverage cans
  • scissors
  • sandpaper
  • pen or pencil
  • ribbon, raffia or cord for hanging.

What you'll need to do:

Head on over to Little HouseContinue Reading

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Etsy's Shop-By-Color Page

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2008

created on: 12/23/08

Was I the only one who didn't know about this cool feature on Esty? It's their 'Colors' page, and with it you can shop by color. Just pass your cursor over the page and color bubbles pop up; click the color of your choice and products associated with that color appear. Click on those thumbnails for a larger pic with a description or throw images around. It's a really fun interactive page, even if you're only window shopping!

created on: 12/23/08

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How to Turn Maple Leaves into Roses

By: Diy maven Dec 23, 2008

Stumbled upon this incredible technique of using maple leaves to create roses. I'd have to dig through about a foot of snow to find any maple leaves this time of year, but it might be worth it!. This tutorial is the visual variety, but it looks like each rose requires 3 maple leaves and some florist wire. Anyone planning a fall wedding???

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