How to Repaint the Painted Dresser

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 22, 2010

This boring $40.00 dresser was transformed into a Tiffany Blue raving beauty in just 10 easy steps. There was a time when I painstakingly stripped, refinished, stained or painted lots of furniture. I would carefully follow a step by step process to make sure I got it just right. Then I became impatient and started rushing through the process. It's time to repent because I've got some painting projects stacking… Continue Reading

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Wing Chair Transformation

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 22, 2010

Who doesn't have an ugly or worn out wingback chair somewhere in their house? Lofty intentions of buying fabric and reupholstering it yourself? Hold on there baba looey, a  wingback chair is NOT a beginner's upholstery… Continue Reading

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Make a String-Ball Chandelier

By: Diy maven Nov 19, 2010

twine yarn ball lanterns

Jessica took the string ball idea and ran with it, creating a gorgeous string ball chandelier. The chandeliers were the perfect addition to the outdoor dining experience, but they would be equally pretty inside as… Continue Reading

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Upholstered Junk

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 19, 2010

How's this grab you? Never in all of staple setting days have I thought of converting a galvanized steel tub into a button tufted ottoman. Kudos to Katie of ReCreate for her Way Out implementation of sheer cleverness. That's not… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Festive Fall Garlands to Make This Weekend

By: Capreek Nov 18, 2010

created at: 11/17/2010

If you're not busy making wreaths, sewing napkins, or drilling out napkin rings, and you're ready and willing to take on a festive fall project, see if any of these garlands tickles your… Continue Reading

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How To: Industrial Firepot Candle Holders

By: Jill w Nov 18, 2010

Credit: Stephanie Poli []

One of the easiest ways to add some decor to your space is to add candles. Candles add warmth and a soft natural glow to any room! These cute little aged metal candles would go perfectly in any setting; indoor/outdoor, craftsman, industrial, modern, you name it! I could definitely see these looking adorable in a fireplace..

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Make a Bent Fork Egg Cup

By: Diy maven Nov 18, 2010

Egg cup made from a bent fork - side view

Scott from What I Made has become a hero of mine. If you haven't checked out his website, please do.  Not only does he DIY some of the most clever things you can find on the internets these days, he's an… Continue Reading

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How-To: Sew Your Own Thanksgiving Napkins

By: Capreek Nov 17, 2010

created at: 11/16/2010

Should you find yourself with a little bit of free time in the days leading up to Thanksgiving (hey, it might happen), consider whipping up a set of linen napkins for the feast.  It's a super easy project, plus, whether you'll be dining with family or friends (or both), everyone will be impressed with your mad skills and dedication to being festive.  And there's nothing more important during the holidays than impressing people with your level of festiveness.  Right?  Right.  On with it,… Continue Reading

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iPad Block Dock

By: Diy maven Nov 17, 2010


First, some personal questions. For those of you who have iPads, do I need one? I mean, what do you use them for, primarily? Have they taken the place of your laptop? Are they just glorified e-readers? I'd like… Continue Reading

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Make an Anthropologie Inspired Deerhead Pillow

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 17, 2010

What's not to love about this deerhead pillow? There are so many things I adore about this project, where do I begin?  Here are the top four. 1) The Anthropologie inspiration pillow costs $88.00, a bit steep for a holiday throw pillow, so you're saving about $78.00 by making it… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Tree Branch Napkin Rings

By: Chrisjob Nov 16, 2010

created at: 11/16/2010

This year, I wanted to bring some natural, but still contemporary, elements to my Thanksgiving table. I figured out how to create these adorable little place card holders from a small fallen branch, and I wanted something else round and wooden to coordinate. Coasters? No, not necessary. Wine glass charm indicators? Not quite. Serving utensils? Cool, but time consuming. And then...of course! Napkin rings. They're round, and just the right… Continue Reading

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Get Nested: Meg Answers Your Questions, Round #2

By: Megallancole Nov 16, 2010
created at: 11/16/2010

Hi everyone, and welcome to round two of our question and answer series on Get Nested. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, I hope my answers are helpful! Stay tuned tomorrow, as we'll have one more round of answers coming up!

Luisa asked: I have recently moved out the flat I used to share with my uni mates to my first very own tiny flat! I'm quite happy with most of the things in the new house although there's still someContinue Reading

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How-To: Autumn-Inspired Yarn & Twig Wreath

By: Capreek Nov 16, 2010

created at: 11/16/2010

I love this wreath for two reasons.  One, it's pretty dang cute.  Two, it's seasonal without being Holiday-specific so you get more bang for your buck.  I'll even throw in a third BONUS reason: it's a great jumping off point if you do want to make it holiday specific.  It's all about the accessories, baby.  Oh, and your color… Continue Reading

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Recover a Chair in 5 Minutes

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2010

An abandoned chair goes from sad to sensational in just five minutes. Wanna guess how this was… Continue Reading

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Make Textured Artwork out of SHIMS

By: Diy maven Nov 16, 2010

Picture this: You've crossed everything off your list at the diy store; you're about to check out, and there they are. "Do I need shims?" you ask yourself. Whether you do or not, you might grab and package or two, "just in case." You bring them home and you use them or you don't. Either way, they didn't cost much, so no big deal. Sound familiar? Well, now the utilitarian after-thoughts are getting their comeuppance. 

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