Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

By: Capreek Sep 26, 2011

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art--for… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Bubble Chairs

By: Diy maven Sep 22, 2011

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In 1968, after he conceived the Ball Chair, Eero Aarnio, a pioneer in using plastics in industrial design, created the Bubble Chair as a reduction of its predicessor. He wanted the chair to be light-filled, and since, as Aarnio maintained, "There is no nice way to make a clear pedestal," it had to hang from the ceiling. Iconic in shape, the space-age design is as fresh today as it was 45 years ago. Original Eero Aarnio Bubble Chairs are still to be had. To find a retailer near you, visit Eero Aarnio. (An original clocks in at around $4,700 whereas a knock off will set you back around $900.)

Okay, that was the 'good for you' educational part of this post. Now, let's get to the dessert, shall we? The photo pictured above looks to be straight out of 1968, white boots and all. Less downtown girl, the suburban-like interior (pictured below) from Twenty First Century Retro is… Continue Reading

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DIY Pallet Sofa

By: Diy maven Sep 13, 2011

created at: 09/13/2011

A couple of pallets stacked on top of each other, some throws, a bunch of pillows and cushions and Nina had herself a pretty sofa. Perfect for a porch (sleeping or otherwise), or, in… Continue Reading

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From Dumpster to Divine: Granny Rocker

By: Diy maven Aug 29, 2011

Thisis one of the reasons why I love dumpster diving. Ashley was the intrepid soul who did the diving and rescued this granny rocker. What does it look like… Continue Reading

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How to Turn a Vintage Suitcase into a Chair!

By: Diy maven Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

Remember Big Cat's adorable vintage suitcase cum bed? Well...Kate's chair is giving that kitty cozy a run for its money. Besides the fact that it's as cute as a button, she also assures us that the chair is super comfy. For those of us already planning a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 DIY Kitchen Tables, Islands, and Cupboards You Can Make Yourself

By: Craftmel Aug 23, 2011

For the amount of time we spend in our kitchens (or, if you are like me, should spend in their kitchen), it is likely we have some DIY touches here and there to make it our own unique space.  Today I've rounded up twelve kitchen furnishing staples, all do-it-yourself style.

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How to Turn Chairs into a Bench

By: Diy maven Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

The Greene Ave. Collection by 31 and Change is a perfect example of what can be done with rescued castoff oddballs. In this case, the unwanteds are chairs. A collection of three--one from each era--are turned into a bench. Here's what the orphans pictured above look like… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Blue Plate Special Pillow

By: Diy maven Aug 04, 2011

No, it's not just a comment on its color or pattern. This pillow was ACTUALLY made using a plate, AND, I might add, Curbly's favorite spray paint: Krylon. Here's the shopping… Continue Reading

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Roundup: Five Fabulous Ottoman Tutorials!

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2011

created at: 08/02/2011

Ottomans. Footstools. Whatever you call them, I call these tutorials to make them fabulous. The first one, pictured above, comes from Kara who used an old coffee table to make hers. Follow this jump to YHL for the entire tutorial.

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Snazzy Aluminum Lawn Chair Re-Web Makeover

By: Kellyb Jul 29, 2011

created at: 07/29/2011

Everyone has at least one of these old aluminum lawn chairs tucked into a dusty corner of the garage or porch. And every spring you think about how you should really just toss it, but then where would you sit come summer? Sure, you could go out and but new ones, but where's the fun in… Continue Reading

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From Lumpy to Fabulous: A Bed Pillow Makeover and How-to!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

We all have them: old lumpy pillows that have seen better days but, for whatever reason, we can't bring ourselves to get rid of.  They hide in chests or closets "just in case", waiting for an unsuspecting overnight guest or even, perhaps, the perfect DIY project.  If you have a few of these forgotten pillows, we have the solution for transforming them into something better!  Read… Continue Reading

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Two Crocheted Rose Pillow Patterns

By: Diy maven Jul 13, 2011

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You know those rose pillows that are hugely popular these days? The look really was made for re-creation in crochet as evidenced by these two lovely patterns. The first one (pictured above) comes to… Continue Reading

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The Ostrich: Weird or Wonderful?

By: Diy maven May 31, 2011

created at: 05/31/2011

You might be able to guess what this is just by considering the name. If you can't, take a look at the 'Ostrich' in… Continue Reading

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Makeover: Typographic Chair

By: Diy maven May 31, 2011

created at: 05/31/2011

Diana took a plain, old IVAR chair ($19.99) like the one pictured above and gave it a very cheeky makeover, thanks to one big 'S' that she cut out of a piece of 1/2" plywood. Some 150 grit sandpaper and a couple cans of spray paint later, this is what it looks like… Continue Reading

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Infinity Chair

By: Diy maven May 19, 2011

The Inception Chair by Vivian Chiu gives us a glimpse into infinity, or does it?? The incrediContinue Reading

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