How To: Turn Any Bookshelf Into a Fold-Out Desk

By: Chrisjob Aug 31, 2011

I work from home, so I'm extremely grateful to have a dedicated office and craft room. But, I realize that's not always possible when space is at a premium. Luckily, if you have a space to store your books, you have space to create a custom, storable office, in the form of a fold-out… Continue Reading

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Back to School: Colorful Essentials for Happy Dorm Living!

By: Capreek Aug 24, 2011

created at: 08/24/2011

It's back to school season and for many starting or returning to college, a white cinder block room awaits.  Hooray for student housing!  Balancing school, jobs, and a social life is difficult enough, so we're making sure your home away from home is as non-depressing as possible.  We've rounded up a few of our favorite colorful essentials to make dorm life happy on the inside - and friendly on your student budget!… 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 2 Pallets into 1 Rolling Table

By: Diy maven Aug 02, 2011

So clever and yet so simple, this rolling outdoor table was made using 2 - 4' x 4' wood pallets, 1 - 4"x4", 4… Continue Reading

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How to Make a Log Side Table

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

All this recent log talk made me fall back in love with a leftover from last summer’s tree maintenance. The trimmers charged about 500 bucks for all their work. Since I had all the supplies on hand to make it, my new log side was free, which sort of helps make up for that 500 bucks. 

As for a list of said supplies, here goes:

  • A log, mine is 8.5” in diameter and 18” tall.
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DIY Idea: Planter Turned Illuminated Nightstand

By: Diy maven Jul 29, 2011

Picture it: a bedside table with the light built in. Nice. Even nicer is how it's made. A big ol' fiberglass planter… Continue Reading

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IKEA Table Gets a Natural Modern Makeover

By: Alicia Jul 28, 2011

This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:

Over the last month, we've been giving some love to our favorite room in the house ... our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week's project was both functional and fun, and we were thrilled with the results. 

IKEA table makeover - before
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DIY Roundup: 10 Stylish, Budget-Friendly Lights to Make This Weekend!

By: Capreek Jul 21, 2011

created at: 07/21/2011

Well, you probably can't make all ten this weekend (if you somehow manage to actually accomplish that feat, well, let's say I owe you a lollipop).  But, if you're itchin' for a new light fixture that's both stylish and easy on the wallet, here are ten separate weekend projects for your consideration!  (Pick and choose, people.  We don't want anyone getting… Continue Reading

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How to: Make a Tree Stump Coffee Table

By: Chrisjob Jun 29, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

We've seen stumps and branches turned into stools and side tables, as well as accessories like desk organizers, magnets, and napkin rings, but can a hunk o' tree stand it's own as a room-centering piece like a coffee table?

Yep.  … Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple Outdoor Dining Table on the Cheap!

By: Capreek Jun 20, 2011

created at: 06/20/2011

Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you'd just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here's a simple DIY project that'll have you hosting summer soirées in no… 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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Beer Keg Turned Table

By: Diy maven May 09, 2011

created at: 05/09/2011

Xan and Pablo took a beer keg, much like the one pictured above, and turned it into one of the coolest side tables ever. Complete with a glass top and, of course, a… Continue Reading

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A Side Table's Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 18, 2011

Whose parents, grandparents or auntie didn't have one of these two-tiered end tables back in the 60's or 70's? Although the shape is super-dated, there's something about them that appeals to me. The 'nook' for books? The top… Continue Reading

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Treadle Sewing Machine Turned Desk

By: Diy maven Mar 23, 2011

created at: 03/23/2011

The legs of a treadle sewing machine find new life supporting a desk. Interesting reuse,… Continue Reading

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Refreshing Side Table Makeover

By: Diy maven Mar 21, 2011

created at: 03/21/2011

How many circa 1980's side tables have you seen littering your local secondhand stores and garage sales? Plenty, I'm guessing. LHG had one such table on… Continue Reading

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