How To: Make a Modern Geometric DIY Leather Mouse Pad

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2012

created at: 09/30/2012

We're nearing the finish line of our office makeover (more on that later) and so I've turned my attention to some of the finer details... details like, you know, mouse pads. After a desperate search to find some that blended form and function in a way that made my aesthetic-loving soul happy -- and failing -- I decided to make my own. And I'm glad I did because, holy cow, I love them!     

These bad boys combine a few of my… Continue Reading

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Make It: A Modern DIY Cardboard Pendant Light

By: Capreek Sep 28, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

Got a cardboard box? Awesome! Turn that sucker into a pendant light!… Continue Reading

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How To: Create Your Own Printed Fabric with Toilet Paper Rolls!

By: Capreek Sep 27, 2012

created at: 09/27/2012

First rolling pins and now empty toilet paper rolls? People are getting pretty creative these days when it comes to printing tools -- and we love it!     

created at: 09/27/2012

Mareth from Lime Riot put this clever technique to use in creating custom fabric for (a very adorable) homemade tote bag. All you need to do it yourself is a tote bag, fabric paint, and an empty toilet paper roll. You can probably figure out what to do from… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Paper Mache Animal Mount

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2012

created at: 09/25/2012

Who doesn't need want a paper mache animal head in their home or office? To be honest, I've been tempted to purchase this recycled bull's head. But, now that I know how to make one, I might just try my hand at it!… Continue Reading

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Free Download: Vintage Botanical Printables

By: Matt allison Sep 26, 2012

created at: 09/25/2012

Over the the past year, I've been collecting vintage natural history prints from various thrift stores, car boot sales and markets for our gallery wall.

In laying them out I discovered that I had a few empty spaces I wanted to fill and stumbled across this great resource: BoContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Lamp Makeovers and Hacks

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

What do salad bowls, bed frames, and shelf brackets have in common? They've all been turned into stylish, DIY lamps! Oh, and they're all readily available from IKEA. Here are ten of our favorite IKEA lighting hacks -- enjoy!… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Folding Chair Makeover

By: Capreek Sep 24, 2012

created at: 09/24/2012

Ahh, folding chairs. Typically ugly and generally uncomfortable, they're usually a must-have around the holidays when our homes reach full capacity and our seating situation is on the brink of shambles. Alas, you CAN make them a bit more festive with this simple DIY makeover (no promises on the comfort factor, though)!… Continue Reading

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DIY Andy Warhol Soup Can Organizers

By: Capreek Sep 21, 2012

created at: 09/20/2012

Target, in collaboration with Campbell's, recently released a limited edition line of Andy Warhol soup cans in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his famous screen print series. While I've been tempted to pick up a few, I don't really know what I'd do with them. Store them indefinitely on a shelf? Eat the contents; then what?… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Diamond Tufted Headboard

By: Capreek Sep 20, 2012

created at: 09/20/2012

Stuff like this always blows my mind. How does one actually make something so, well, amazing looking -- without breaking the bank and from scratch?! Fortunately, Jenny from Little Green Notebook knows the answer to that!… Continue Reading

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How To: Hand Paint Faux Oxfords

By: Diy maven Sep 20, 2012

created at: 09/20/2012

Super creative and super cute? Yeah, these hand painted, faux Oxfords those and more. Allison took her fondness for Oxfords to a pair of $5 white tennis shoes. With the help of a water soluble fabric… Continue Reading

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Before and After: Upholstering a Spool

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 20, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

I'm sure you've seen giant spools being used as coffee tables before, but what about something smaller? Could you upholster a spool and make it look more modern? Well, it turns out the answer is yes, you can, and it looks even cooler than you might… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 11 DIY Upcycled Lamps Made from Bottles, Cans, and Jars!

By: Capreek Sep 19, 2012

created at: 09/19/2012

We're putting our upcycling pants on and lighting up the Internet today with 11 awesome DIY lamps made from bottles, cans, and jars (oh my)! So sit back, get inspired, and let us know which is your fave!… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a DIY Rotating Goal List

By: Matt allison Sep 19, 2012

created at: 09/18/2012

Most of us seem to work smarter and stay organized by keeping a to-do list. The problem is that the projects are in constant flux, and you set out to achieve one thing only to be derailed by another. Sound… Continue Reading

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DIY Fall Tree Embroidery

By: Craftmel Sep 19, 2012

created at: 09/19/2012

Fall is a time where trees lose their leaves and expose those things usually hidden during the warmer months, like little engravings from people in love. This embroidery done by My Girlish Whims fits perfectly into what Fall means to… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Geometric Paperweight

By: Capreek Sep 18, 2012

created at: 09/18/2012

Geometric faceted goodness, oh my! How could you not want to make a few of these DIY paper weights? They're easy and, quite frankly, as chic as can be.… Continue Reading

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