Create a Vanity Stool from Used Parts

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 17, 2010

created at: 03/16/2010

Photo Image: The Indianapolis Star

The houndstooth check is the only new material in this stool and it was even a leftover piece I had in my fabric stash. So it turns out that the entire stool was made from used and found materials that came together in this new design. Check out my DIY… Continue Reading

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Tell me how to cut glass!!!

By: Diy maven Mar 11, 2010

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I have one of those 'craft' bottle cutters--the kind with the wheel-y cutter and tapper deal. For cutting a straight line on a regular bottle, it works fine. Well not fine, but it does cut. What I wanna do it cut necks of bottles both straight and wonky like the bottles pictured here. These particular examples are from Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje,… Continue Reading

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Turn an Armoire Into a Custom Kitchen Pantry

By: Modhomeecteacher Mar 05, 2010

created at: 03/05/2010

Do you cry out in the night for a kitchen pantry? It's not impossible, if you have a few square feet of floor space, you can easily convert an unwanted armoire into a smart, stylish pantry that either fits in your kitchen or stands right around the corner. Ebay and Craigslist are inundated with old TV and bedroom armoires, available for next to nothing. Here are few we found for sale and ideas for… Continue Reading

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Make a Tin Can Star Curtain/Wall Hanging

By: Diy maven Mar 02, 2010

created at: 03/02/2010

Ansie shows us how to make a tin can stars that she then turned into a curtain/wall hanging out The outcome is nothing less than extraordinary. If you agree and want to make one of your own, here's what you'll need to make the… Continue Reading

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'Cable' Knits

By: Diy maven Feb 23, 2010


Fashion designer Kosuke Tsumura's entrants into the current exhibit "MODE less CODE" features pieces made out of 'fabrics, old plugs, LAN cables and even iPods.' And before you raise objections to the inclusion of iPods, they--and all the… Continue Reading

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How to make a clock out of junk mail

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2010


Oooo...another good use for junk mail! This Home Hack seems simple enough and the outcome very… Continue Reading

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How to Recycle/Reuse Just About Everything

By: Diy maven Feb 19, 2010

created at: 2010/02/19

From A to Z, Real Simple has compiled a list of stuff that can (or cannot) be recycled or reused. Some of the more… Continue Reading

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Go Green with this FREE App.

By: Diy maven Feb 18, 2010

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First, a definition. A green map highlights eco-friendly hot-spots--like parks, health-food stores and bike paths, for instance--in local areas. They've been around for ages, but now they've gone all appy thanks to Green Map Systems'  new Green Map iPhone App. It culls info… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Shirt Cuff into a Wallet

By: Diy maven Feb 17, 2010

Abby at RePlayGround tells us how she turned a shirt cuff into a wallet. Basically, it involves sewing on a few rectangles made from other… Continue Reading

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Peek inside Jennifer Aniston's Eco-Chic Diggs

By: Diy maven Feb 11, 2010

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When Jennifer Aniston got her hands on this 1970's residence, she gave it the Curbly once-over taking it from drab to eco-fab. The 6 bedroom 7 bathroom home was fitted with a bunch of solar panels and a reflective metal roof, which was meant to set an example for eco-housing real estate. The environmental lesson continues to the garden; it consists of plants that can stand up to drought. As far as the 9,000 square feet of interior goes, it's surprisingly… Continue Reading

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Eco-Chic Home: Rethink, Reuse and Remake Your Way to Sustainable Style

By: Diy maven Feb 09, 2010

created at: 2010/02/09

Designer and author Emily Anderson of Eco-Chic Weddings fame turns her attention to interiors with her new book Eco-Chic Home. In its pages, Emily tells us how to embrace sustainability stylishly. It starts with imagining all those cast-offs as something else, something useful and--yes--even pretty. 

created at: 2010/02/09

Room by room, the Emily tackles fun and easy projects that re-use hand-me-downs, thrift store and garage sale finds and… Continue Reading

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8 Uses for 1 Sock

By: Diy maven Feb 08, 2010

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What happens to all those missing socks? Does the washer eat them? Do one-footed fairies snatch them from the dryer while they're still toasty warm? Whatever the reason for their disappearance, they leave behind partners that require new jobs. Re-nest complies 8 ideas… Continue Reading

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How to Turn an Old Skirt into a Rose Pillow

By: Diy maven Feb 05, 2010


Why a skirt? I'm guessing because that will afford you the quantity of fabric you'll need to make this baby. Besides the second-hand skirt--a big full one--Re-Nest says we'll need this stuff… Continue Reading

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12 New Uses for Aluminum Foil

By: Diy maven Feb 02, 2010

According to Green Daily, a whopping 1.3 billion pounds of aluminum foil is made every year in the U.S. Although its as recyclable as any old aluminum can, a lot of recycling programs won't accept the stuff due to 'sanitary reasons'. It's no wonder why environmentalists encourage its re-use. Here's 12 new uses for the… Continue Reading

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Turn a Plastic Bottle into an Lovely Vase

By: Diy maven Feb 01, 2010

What do you get when you go all origami on a plastic bottle? You get a lovely--yes, lovely--vase. To make one, you'll need a plastic bottle, a scissors and a Sharpie. You can find theContinue Reading

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