The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 2: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/20/2012

Last week, we introduced you to Goil and Tom from TUG Studio, who will be creating a one-of-a-kind product -- based entirely on your votes -- for the HP Designer Matchup Challenge. Our first round of voting was to determine the type of product and material. Well, your votes have been tallied and the results are in!     

 Admittedly, as a crazy dog lady, I was hoping "something for my dog/cat" would win. Alas, it wasn't in the cards. I'm still pretty stoked about the results, though! Are you curious? Yes? Okay, drum roll...   Continue Reading

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How To: Make A DIY Side Table Out of Popsicle Sticks!

By: Capreek Aug 20, 2012

created at: 08/19/2012

Popsicle sticks have grown up and are ready to shake off their persona as a kids-only craft supply. Their first foray into real world decor? A bold, Moroccan-inspired side table!    Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Spice Racks, Pot Racks and Pantry Hacks

By: Diy maven Aug 17, 2012

created at: 08/16/2012

From spice racks to pot racks to pantry hacks, we cover them all in this roundup. Some cost nothing whereas other might set you back a few hundred. So...there's something for everyone. Now read on, be inspired and get organized!Continue Reading

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Before and After: Seaworthy Dresser Makeover

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 16, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
This is probably one of the nicer 'before' photos I've posted lately, but the after is really unique. Check out the this sea-inspired dresser makeover that started with a Craigslist furniture find.   Continue Reading

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Easy DIY Framed Utensils

By: Craftmel Aug 15, 2012
created at: 08/14/2012

Art doesn't have to be expensive, especially in a room like the kitchen.  All it takes is some digging around in drawers et voila!  You have yourself a simple art piece.   Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012
It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?    

Casey from Vitamini Handmade shares this awesome tutorial for turning plain, old ceramics into stylish, gold-spotted dishes. All you need is a gold leafing kit (which run around $8-ish), your ceramic bowls of choice (good excuse for a thrift store run), and a soft, wide paint brush.Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Mod Thrift Store Table-to-Bench Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
Show of hands: have you ever seen an old, plain, wooden table in a thrift store, at a garage sale, or even dumped on the side of the road? Chances are you've wondered what you'd do with it and, after a few moments' pause, have moved on to other items. Well, one look at this thrift store table makeover will have you reconsidering passing by another one again!    Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Lamp out of a Glass Bottle

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/05/2012
I've seen plenty of DIY lighting ideas lately, but this one is really one of my favorites. Not to mention, at under $5, it is also one of the most affordable.    Continue Reading
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Before and After: Rusty Metal Chairs to Modern Outdoor Set

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/02/2012

If you have ever passed by a set of rusty chairs at an estate sale wishing they were in better shape, do I have a DIY makeover for you. It turns out giving new life to worn, metal furniture is not as tough as it looks. See the transformation after the jump.   Continue Reading
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Make It: A Modern DIY Charcoal Mobile

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/08/2012
I love mobiles. LOVE 'em. We have one in our guest room and will be adding another to our office (if we ever finish making it over!). There's something soothing yet infinitely interesting about them -- their kinetic energy just does it for me, y'know? So, when I see a unique take on a DIY mobile, I get pretty excited.     Continue Reading
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How to: Build an Extra Large DIY Picnic Table

By: Rebekah-greiman Aug 07, 2012

created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

We inherited a rather large and very wobbly picnic table when we purchased one of our rental properties. It needed a makeover, badly.   I recycled what I could from the existing picnic table-the metal frame-and built a brand new one that seats eight people comfortably. Continue Reading

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Cute and Clever String Storage Idea!

By: Diy maven Aug 07, 2012
created at: 08/07/2012

Last weekend I spotted this clever string storage idea in a shop, and I just had to snap a quick pic. The spool of string (Divine Twine) measures Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Paint By Numbers Pillow

By: Brittni mehlhoff Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
Remember those paint by numbers you loved to do when you were a kid? Well, now you can make a paint by numbers pillow, thanks to this DIY.   Continue Reading
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How To: Sew A Grocery Bag Holder

By: Craftmel Aug 01, 2012

created at: 08/01/2012

Do you grocery shop with a reusable bag?  Here's my dirty secret: I don't.  I'm lucky if I get into the store with my purse and 3 children, let alone the 20 bags I'd need to carry out my groceries.  But I still want to do my part at reusing those plastic bags from the grocers!  Here's how I keep them handy for a million (okay, maybe not that many) different purposes.   Continue Reading
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How to: Turn Milk Jugs Into Scoops and Dust Pans

By: Diy maven Jul 30, 2012

I learned from my parents the trick of turning a plastic jug into a scoop, but mom & dad's versions never looked as elegant as these two. Although this image is flying around the internet faster than a wardrobe malfunction still image, it's been hard to track down the original creator. If anyone knows or can make out the Facebook handle in the picture, please let me know. In the meantime, I spotted it on Recycle-eh.

POST UPDATE: The originalContinue Reading
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