Before and After: Dated Thrift Store Find to Modern Seating

By: Brittni mehlhoff Oct 04, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

I never get tired of upholstery projects, and I hope you feel the same way because I have a doozy of a slipcover/upholstery makeover for you today. When you click through, you'll see that the finished project is much more minimal and modern than what you see in the photo above. It honestly looks like a brand new couch.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Simple Canvas Wallet

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2012

created at: 10/03/2012

Um. I love this. Can I tell you the ways? It's easy. It's a great DIY gift idea. It's customizable. Oh, and did I mention easy?? Yeah, that's the big one.     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Washi Tape Storage Jars

By: Matt allison Oct 03, 2012

created at: 10/03/2012

I'll come clean. I have a bit of a Washi tape fetish. I'm constantly buying up rolls in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but where do you store them?

I've seen very inventive ways, but one of the simplest solutions is to store them in a glass jar, transforming them into a decor piece!Continue Reading

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Make It: Modern DIY Geometric Frame Pendant Light

By: Capreek Oct 02, 2012

created at: 10/02/2012

Inspired by one of my favorite lights (the Frame Pendant by Iacoli & McAllister if you're curious), this DIY version is equally colorful and a fraction of the cost. Also? The perfect project for a rainy and cold autumn afternoon!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Halloween Countdown Crafts

By: Craftmel Oct 02, 2012

created at: 10/01/2012

I am almost tired of my girls asking me when it will be Halloween... except that I can hardly wait for it to come too.  Since it seems we all need a little help in the patience department, we might as well instigate an advent for Halloween.  I rounded up a few of my favorites from the web to share our excitement with you.   Continue Reading

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How To: Turn a Bicycle Tube into a Pencil Pouch

By: Capreek Oct 01, 2012

created at: 09/30/2012

...or a gadget case, or a business card holder, or a sunglasses pouch. You get the idea; this easy DIY project is incredibly versatile!     Continue Reading

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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 myContinue 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 fromContinue 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: Botanicus.Continue 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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