How to Stencil a Seagrass Rug

By: Diy maven Mar 15, 2011

House*Tweaking shows us how to stencil a seagrass rug. The medium? Wood stain. Clever, no? Other stuff used, a… Continue Reading

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20 DIY Mistakes We've Made (So You Don't Have To)

By: Chrisjob Mar 15, 2011

created at: 03/15/2011

Okay, so, the "we" above actually refers to the team at Popular Mechanics, but the sentiment is the same - while the DIY approach can be enriching, challenging, creative, and often save you lots of money, it doesn't mean that everything goes perfectly the first… Continue Reading

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A Kitchen Remodel With Vintage Flair

By: Capreek Mar 14, 2011

created at: 03/14/2011

With a lot of love and a little elbow grease, this outdated kitchen gets a well-deserved… Continue Reading

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Make Your Own Papier Mache Nightstand

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 11, 2011

Finding the right size side table or nightstand presents a challenge for the small space dweller. Here's a DIY side table/nightstand project to the rescue. Recycling  cardboard and paper into this functional piece of furniture brings the cost down to practically nothing, not to mention the eco-hip artsy practicality of the whole project.  See how… Continue Reading

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That's a Wrap: DIY Storage Ideas for Unruly Wrapping Supplies

By: Capreek Mar 10, 2011

created at: 03/10/2011

Somehow, the closet in our guest room was bestowed the unique honor of being the gift wrap storage center.  It's perfectly suitable for the job but, let's face it, my perpetually sliding stack of paper could use some help.  And don't even get me started on the ribbons which, as a girl barely pushing 5'4", are annoyingly out-of-reach.

I know I'm not the only one with A) a wrapping paper hoarding problem and B) a wrapping… Continue Reading

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The $200 Microhouse

By: Chrisjob Mar 10, 2011

created at: 03/10/2011

Oh boy, what couldn't you do with a tiny, modern home in your backyard?! Especially when the materials only cost… Continue Reading

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Kitchen Cleaning Check List & Cheat Sheet

By: Chrisjob Mar 09, 2011

created at: 03/09/2011

You know when your house needs cleaning. Your spouse or partner, kids, friends, or worst, mother-in-law, may have a different opinion, but you know how much dirt and disorganization your home can handle. One day, you'll walk into a room, and say "Yep, it's time to clean." Maybe once a day, a few times a week, or twice a month, but it'll happen.


Then, a question remains: Where to start? We're here to help. Every… Continue Reading

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Not Lacking For Storage: The Ultimate Shoe Rack IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Mar 08, 2011

created at: 03/08/2011

I'm not sure what I'm more impressed by: the amount of shoes this guy has or the storage and shelving system he created from Lack shelves and cutting… Continue Reading

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The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves!

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2011

created at: 03/03/2011

There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget.  But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they're widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap,… Continue Reading

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Genius: A Coat Rack From Reclaimed Wood and Old Spoons!

By: Capreek Mar 02, 2011

created at: 03/02/2011

It never ceases to amaze me how clever and creative people can be!  Take this coat rack from JJ Evensen for example.  I would have never thought to use old spoons as hooks!  Attach them to some reclaimed wood and presto!  Brilliance is born.  (Check out more utensil accessories right here.)

Do you have any ideas for clever uses of common/unexpected household items?  Share in the comments!

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31 Things To Do With Lemons

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 02, 2011

At about 35 cents each, what other natural non-toxic product can remove warts, bleach out pit stains, polish metal, kill germs, sanitize surfaces, lighten freckles, give your hair sun-kissed highlights and much… Continue Reading

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How To Make Beautiful Remnant Fabric

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 01, 2011

Who can turn down free fabric? In my business it's not uncommon to be offered discontinued upholstery fabric samples. If you know a little trick, it's simple to create your own patchwork upholstery fabric yardage.  Thrifted chair, free… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Memo Board from Upcycled Wine Corks

By: Chrisjob Feb 28, 2011

My mom has been "saving" wine corks since the mid-90s. She puts them in a basket on her countertop, and says,she'll make a wreath out them. "For Christmas?" I'll ask. "No, for every day. Someday."

My mom will not be making a wreath out of wine corks.

But since she's got a whole heap of them, I'm thinking we need to create one of these upcycled wine cork… Continue Reading

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Nancy's Total Family Room Overhaul

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 28, 2011

A self-described design enthusiast, Nancy Marcus Gueret managed to achieve what I would call a Regency style family room  makeover that will knock your socks off. It's no wonder her friends and family enlist her help with their own decorating dilemmas.  Actually, she's done a multiple room makeover job that's as good as any decorator I've ever… Continue Reading

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How to Build a Mirror from Reclaimed Barn Wood

By: Brittanymauriss Feb 24, 2011

created at: 02/24/2011

See this beautifully rustic barnwood-framed mirror? Love it as much as I do? You're in luck, because my friend Emily from Merrypad, a DIY source of crafty home inspiration, has written up a how-to for those of us who simply have to have this mirror for ourselves. Take a look!

Where did the salvaged wood & parts come from?

The salvaged wood originated from my parents' old, old barn. They plan to tear it down soon, so I wanted… Continue Reading

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