How To: Make a Mod Dot Headboard

by Chris Gardner

created at: 05/26/2011

Our friend Miki has ideas that just won't stop. Wanting a headboard, but not something heavy and permanent, she came up with this brilliant, textural, tone-on-tone solution that, literally, pops off the wall.

Any guesses as to how she pulled it off. (Hint: they're super inexpensive and quite easy to use.)  

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DIY Bed Project

by Pixelfundi


We recently finished building a basement office/guest room and decided to use our queen bed and mattress in the room to give our guests a decent bed and to treat ourselves to an upgrade.  We like DIY projects, like last months epic shelf, because I like a good challenge and we like saving money.  This king sized value meal got its start with a trip to IKEA for a new mattress at 1/2 the cost of a big brand mattress. I built the floating...

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How-To Build a Headboard: Watch and See How a Professional Does It

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009-02-17

Headboards have swamped the design blogs for the past 6 months or so. Some are o.k., some are good and some are really professionally done. These two tutorials are produced by a company from which I've purchased patterns. They'are a little bit on the frumpy side, but the construction instructions are easy to understand and, if you watch and learn, you'll be able to use these techniques forever. You know, teach a man to fish...

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Recycle Carpet Samples

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 12/10/08

It's time for me to take a break from Christmas decor.  When I think about the fresh, new year, I get giddy about cleaning, clearing, and being creative with inexpensive materials.  Lucky for me, Readymade has provided three ideas from Jen Trolio for reusing carpet samples.  Lowe's,  Home Depot and some supersize stores always seem to have an abundance of carpet samples available right after New Year's Day.  With a utility knife, a straight edge and duct tape, boring carpet samples can be transformed into a dandy floor runner, a tactile headboard and a wacky flower vase.  To get a jump on things I'm making lists.....

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