Frumpy Dresser Makeover

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 19, 2010

created at: 04/19/2010

Good choice!  For $75.00 each, two outdated, chipped Bombay chests were converted into updated, reflective silver leaf stunners. This silver leafing process is not nearly as intimidating as it looks. See step by step how Jenny at Little Green Notebook de-frumped her bargain Bombays and turned them into glamorous… Continue Reading

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Create Professional Design Elements Using Stock Wood Molding

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 06, 2010

created at: 04/06/2010

Stock wood trim is one of the best kept secrets at the home improvement store. If you've seen the choices of wood molding available but you don't really know how you can use it, check out these design and architectural elements for some DIY inspiration. All you'll need to get started is an inexpensive miter box, some wood glue, nails and a tape… Continue Reading

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How to Turn Kitchen Cabinet Doors into a Headboard

By: Diy maven Apr 01, 2010

created at: 04/01/2010

'How clever!' was my first response when seeing Remodelaholic's kitchen cabinet door headboard. AND, get this, it only cost $15!!!!! Here's a list of supplies Cassity used to make… Continue Reading

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Dear Goodwill, Are You Getting Too Big For Your Secondhand Britches?

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 25, 2010

created at: 03/25/2010

Image: Shelly Miller Leer

Table purchased Saturday at a city wide 1/2 price sale at Goodwill.

In one out of ten posts I usually mention a shopping trip to Goodwill. For me, it's Mecca, one of my favorite places to relax and do some serious creative thinking. I promote you; I laud you on your good works and pure mission, etc. However, the prices on used furniture and furnishings have skyrocketed beyond realistic value. I mean,… Continue Reading

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6 DIYable High End Artsy Coffee Tables

By: Modhomeecteacher Feb 09, 2010

created at: 2010/02/09

All Photo Images: MossOnline

You know those High End/Low End photos in magazines that illustrate how you can get a high end look for a lot less? Well, these very high end, artsy coffee table designs sold by Moss could be DIY-able for  much much less. Granted, original designs are unbeatable, but what if you just need a statement making coffee table?

Above is a cast aluminum fruit box, by designer Andrea Salvetti, that sells… Continue Reading

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Is Upholstering Too Hard To DIY?

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 08, 2010

created at: 2010/01/08

Photo Image: Re-Nest

Upholstery and reupholstery encompass a very wide spectrum. Recovering your kitchen chair seat is very DIY friendly. However, reupholstering a La-Z-Boy will bring most first timers to their knees. Over at Re-Nest we got a glimpse into the upholstery classes taught by Matthew Haly.… Continue Reading

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Sneak Peek Reupholstery: Desk Chair and Low Ottoman

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 27, 2009

created at: 2009-10-27

created at: 2009-10-27

Will October and the Halloween hoopla ever end? I need to feel the pressure to get these redecorating projects underway. The top two priorities are the yellow Flexsteel office chair from the 1960's. Purchased at Goodwill Outlet for .99, it will be recovered in a nice little modern red-orange fabric. The ottoman will be torn down and redressed in another red-orange, but this time the fabric will be stitched into… Continue Reading

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Make Your Own Beer Cap Pub Table

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 01, 2009

created at: 2009-10-01

Here's a sure way to show your buds you're both a manly man AND a crafter.  Hey, I'm always game for a new way to reuse a dinged up table top.  Americangypsy illustrates his crafty side in an Instructable  where he turns an ordinary coffee table into a colorful, patterned beer cap pub… Continue Reading

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Fabric Scrap Upholstered Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 10, 2009

created at: 2009-09-10

There's patchwork, and then there's PATCHWORK. I was relieved to find this photo over on Decor8 so I can cross it off of my 'to do' list of ideas. A cursory assessment indicates that all you need to for this smart, upholstered headboard is



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How To: Two-Cube Credenza

By: Chrisjob Aug 13, 2009


How fun! DIY MCM-ness on Instructables. Furniture meister Wholman created this mid-century-ish credenza with a bit of premade shelving and threaded rods. The base is reminscient of the Eames wire-base tables, with the top as classic Scandinavian mod.

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The DIY Light Table.

By: Chrisjob Jun 19, 2009

Viewing slides, tracing artwork, exposing photo emulsion for screenprinting, as a background for photography special effects...I can think of myriad reasons one could use a light table. And, with these instructions from DIYPhotography, it's a totally reasonable weekend project.

The DIY Photography Light Table - A Weekend Project

"The idea behind the light table is simple. Things look really great if the light is passing through them. As opposed to light being reflected off them. This is why… Continue Reading

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Make a Wooden Spool Side Table From Goodwill Junk

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 14, 2009

View this gallery at The Indianapolis Star: Do It Yourself: Side table
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Upcycle Crutches into a Modern Chair

By: Modhomeecteacher Jun 02, 2009

created at: 2009-06-02

Not bad design for a pair of old crutches plus a little extra white oak. Back in February, Chris Jobs wrote a post about turning old crutches into an art easel. Now, Wholman over on Instructables shows you exactly how… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Monday Night Upholstery

By: Modhomeecteacher May 21, 2009

created at: 2009-05-21

A realistic goal for a beginning upholstery class is to choose something VERY simple. There's plenty to discover about shape, padding, working the fabric, securing the fabric, tools and furniture structure with a simple kitchen chair or side… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Hanging Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher May 12, 2009

1. It cost under $100.00

2. This one is sized for a queen size bed

3.  The slides are a little out of order so start around the 5th photo or so.

4.  The hangers in the photo are WONDERFUL and easy to use.

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