Turn a Pine Dresser Into a Silver Leaf Bedside Table

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 07, 2010

You know how it goes. Family's coming in town for the holidays, you've thrown your junk into the sparsely furnished spare bedroom and now you're scurrying to spruce up the joint. One thing you'll need to win over your mother-in-law is a bedside table instead of a t.v. tray. Grab an old junker at Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a thrift store and quickly get to work. Here's what you need:Continue Reading

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Make a Modern Bench Made from Old Fenceposts

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 26, 2010

created at: 11/25/2010

Who would have thought that 4" x 4" rotten fence posts could shape up and look so flippin' great?  This repurposed bench project on ApartmentTherapy instantly snagged my attention. And to think I almost called a guy to haul away our old fence posts that are heaped on the wood pile.  Continue Reading

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Upholstered Junk

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 19, 2010

How's this grab you? Never in all of staple setting days have I thought of converting a galvanized steel tub into a button tufted ottoman. Kudos to Katie of ReCreate for her Way Out implementation of sheer cleverness. That's not all....Continue Reading

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Bedroom to Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Nov 12, 2010

Corissa and Kris needed a dining room more than an extra bedroom, so they turned the latter into the former. Would beautiful results likeContinue Reading

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Make a Recycled Onion Bag Scrubbie

By: Modhomeecteacher Nov 05, 2010

What can you do with these empty onion bags? I usually toss them but I'm now on a personal challenge to save money on household cleaning products. (I've been shocked at how much I've been spending on this stuff.)  Continue Reading

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How to Stop Wasting Food and Save $

By: Diy maven Oct 22, 2010

created at: 10/22/2010

In 1995, one study concluded, Americans threw out about 27% of edible food that year. According to a 2004 study by the University of Arizona, that figure increased to 50%. The waste is mind-boggling. Just think about it: ONE HALF of all the food fit for consumption may get thrown out. Extrapolated out to dollars and cents, the same study concludedContinue Reading

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Pallet Office

By: Modhomeecteacher Oct 19, 2010

Good use of pallets, my friends. Most Architecture set up temporary office space for ad agency, Brandbase. There's even a stairway built from pallets. I must say, the conference table 'aint too shabby and could probably be dressed up and used permanently.  Take a look.Continue Reading

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5 Great Deals for Fall

By: Diy maven Aug 31, 2010

Budget Car Sales Inventory

Are you proud of the fact that you never pay full price for anything? Does getting a great deal make you a little giddy? If you've answered 'yes' to either of these questions, you might want to consider going shopping this fall for some of theContinue Reading

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Farm Chic Silo House

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 31, 2010

created at: 08/31/2010

If it came down to it, I could live in this modern looking, sliced up, silo-turned-house. Each section contains one living space, kitchen, living room and bedroom. It's surprisingly cozy  inside. Continue Reading

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How to: Make Life-Size DIY Birch Tree Trunk Wall Art

By: Elizabethabernathy Aug 30, 2010

created at: 08/26/2010

 These life-size birch trunks are made from cut-up cereal boxes and left-over house paints. This is an excellent way to utilize packaging that usually ends up in the bin and  

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ReStyle an Old TV Cabinet

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 24, 2010

created at: 08/23/2010


Remember these? You may have had to pay someone to take yours away. They use to hold televisions back in the olden days before we had flat screens. Here's a new and refreshing way to restyle one of these old behemoths.  Stylist Shannon Fricke usedContinue Reading

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DIY: 3D Wall Art

By: Modhomeecteacher Aug 20, 2010

Mandy from Vintage Revivals is one industrious DIY-er. I just love this 3D, three panel wall art she created out of wood panels and branches. I'm a sucker for trees and branches. She even admits her first attempt at painting the wood panels was a flop. A true DIY-er always has some mishaps along the way. Her final product is wunderbar! Continue Reading

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Cool Ways to Repurpose Old Tees

By: Diy maven Aug 05, 2010

We all have favorite t-shirts with which we cannot part, no matter how grody-lookingthey are. Wenona over at Crafting a Green World  was wondering what one might do with those old loves and found some great t-shirt repurposing ideas in the process.    

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Turn an Old Washing Machine into a Backyard Fire Pit

By: Diy maven Jul 27, 2010

Preparing the durm.

I know what's coming next, and yet the title of this post STILL sounds improbable. But with Dr. Qui's Instructable, it's not only probable, it's totallyContinue Reading

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Furniture Made Out of Books

By: Diy maven Jul 21, 2010

A waste of good books? Maybe, depending on the titles. Either way, very creative!

A 'book' counter is right at home in this shop:Continue Reading

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