No Biggie: Re-thinking an Entertainment Center

By: Craftmel Jul 06, 2011

created at: 07/02/2011

If you were faced with this existing entertainment center and wanted to use it with that sleek TV, what would you do?  After a splurge on the perfect television, one DIY-er had to get creative with her existing furniture and make it work.   Continue Reading

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Light It Up: DIY Stir-Stick Pendant Lamp

By: Craftmel Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/28/2011

Sometimes, and idea can be so easy and so great that I find myself wondering how the rest of us missed doing it ourselves.  Take, for instance, a pendant light that has been spruced up by some simple (and free) materials.   Continue Reading

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Crazy Table Shelves and the Color Purple

By: Capreek May 31, 2011

created at: 05/31/2011

First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables.  Holy cow!    Continue Reading

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How to: DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

By: Craftmel May 17, 2011

created at: 05/17/2011

When I first saw this project, I was instantly in love with the idea of a cork bath mat. I love the natural look, the simplicity, and the comfort factor.  I was even more in love with the fact that I could make it myself with only three supplies, and you can too.   Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Mudroom Shoe Rack from Pallets!

By: Capreek May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

As with mason jars, there seems to be no limit on what you can do with a discarded pallet.  We've shared quite a few projects in the past, but this may be the simplest/easiest of the bunch!    Continue Reading

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5 DIY Headboards-Turned-Benches to Jump Start Your Tuesday

By: Craftmel Apr 19, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

I sometimes feel like my bedroom gets the most makeovers in our entire house, and it usually starts with a new headboard.  But don't let that old one go curbside; it has another calling in life.   Continue Reading

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How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Vertical Garden

By: Capreek Apr 18, 2011

created at: 04/18/2011

Vertical gardens are all the rage these days, but buying everything you need for a decent looking setup can get quite expensive.  Fortunately, where there's a will there's a way (and a cost-effective DIY version): a space-saving vertical garden is as easy as finding a pallet!   Continue Reading

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Paper Cup Repurpose: Beverage Holder to Chic Wreath

By: Craftmel Apr 13, 2011

created at: 04/13/2011

What do you do with your paper cups?  It turns out they are not only for holding beverages.   Continue Reading

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Make a Fabulous Wall Feature from PVC Pipe

By: Craftmel Mar 29, 2011

created at: 03/23/2011

When one gal had spare PVC in her backyard after installing a sprinkler system, she turned excess into success.  

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The Top 3 Money-Saving Cleaning Must-Haves!

By: Capreek Mar 03, 2011

created at: 03/03/2011

There are a million different cleaning products on the market all vying for a spot in your supply closet, not to mention a chunk of your budget.  But before you bring home the next new wonder spray, consider these three money-saving cleaning must-haves: they're widely available, kid and pet friendly, and cheap, cheap, cheap!   Continue Reading

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Repurpose Three Ikea End Tables to Make a Headboard

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 25, 2011

 

Faced with the challenge of turning a sunroom into a cozified bedroom on a $200.00 budget, Young House Love thought of an ingenious way to convert three Ikea end tables into a sharp, modern headboard with $20.00 and stuff lying around the house. See how they did it. Continue Reading

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Turn an Old Frame into a Modern Jewelry Organizer

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 17, 2011

created at: 01/16/2011

I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect.  Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't matter.  Continue Reading

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Convert Old TV Cabinets Into State of the Art Play Kitchens

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 10, 2011

You've seen these clunky monsters at Goodwill, garage sales, or possibly in your own basement.  I've got to say, I never saw this coming. These sturdy, state of the art play kitchens are some of the best examples of furniture re-use I've ever seen.  See what I mean...Continue Reading

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Repurposed Ikea Furniture: Tabletop Clock and Leg Light

By: Capreek Dec 14, 2010

created at: 12/14/2010

It never ceases to amaze me what people can do with basic Ikea furniture.  Charles Crawford of Crawford Creative Studio took the ubiquitous Lack Side Table and turned it into a sweet, mod clock and table lamp.   Continue Reading

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What Was Used To Make This Mod Square Minimalist Lamp?

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 14, 2010

Minimalistic, boxy and transparent. What is this lamp made from?Continue Reading

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