Before & After: An Eclectic Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

This farmhouse dining room started out a little dark and scary, but with a lot of love and hardwork, was transformed into an eclectic, light-filled retreat!   Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Colorful DIY Play Kitchen!

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2011

created at: 08/15/2011

Breathe new life into thrift store or garage sale finds all while making little ones happy with this easy DIY play kitchen idea!   Continue Reading

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Awesome: Robots Made from Thrift Store Finds!

By: Capreek Aug 09, 2011

created at: 08/05/2011If you know me, you know that I not only harbor a deep love of robots, I am downright obsessed with them!  So, when I ran across these sweet little creations, I simply had to share.  Had to, you guys.  I hope you'll find them as awesome sauce as I do.   Continue Reading

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How To: Spruce Up Your Tea Towels with Tassels!

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2011

created at: 08/03/2011

Last week we shared a roundup of (awesome) modern tea towels, but if your priority is to 'make do', I say you may as well make it pretty, too!   Continue Reading

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Make It: A Simple and Charming DIY Centerpiece Idea!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!   Continue Reading

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From Spare Room to Dining Room: An Unexpected Transformation!

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2011

created at: 08/01/2011

This tiny space started out as a closed balcony then morphed into a bedroom then morphed again into a stunning, light-filled dining room!  Don't believe me?  Check out the 'after' below!   Continue Reading

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How to Turn Chopsticks into Ornamental Coasters

By: Diy maven Jul 28, 2011

created at: 07/28/2011

Like twist ties, chopsticks, seem to multiply in the junk drawer. Here's a great idea from Gaiam for using those extras as well as the leftover ones from takeout night: turn them into ornamental coasters. Besides the chopsticks, all you need is some decorative Continue Reading

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Summer Fun: Make a DIY Waterfall Sprinkler!

By: Capreek Jul 28, 2011

created at: 07/28/2011

We've shared a few great summer kids projects recently (hot rocks, water walls, and tents - oh my!), but this one might be my favorite!  If you have $10 and a little bit of time, a DIY waterfall sprinkler should be at the top of your list.   Continue Reading

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The Ten Commandments of Thrifting

By: Craftmel Jul 28, 2011

These thrifting tips will help you manage your treasure-hunting adventures to make them more productive, less-stressful, and more satisfying.

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Chandy Candy: Amazing Chandelier Makeover

By: Craftmel Jul 27, 2011

created at: 07/27/2011

If I were to tell you that this builder-basic chandelier was really a diamond in the rough and you'd want it in every room of your house, would you believe me?  What if I told you the key to success was a few metal baskets?  See for yourself.   Continue Reading

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Geek Chic: Make Your Own DIY Floppy Disk Planters!

By: Capreek Jul 26, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk".  If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters.  I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in town!   Continue Reading

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Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2011

Alternative uses for coffee grounds from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds   Continue Reading

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Old Books = New Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 26, 2011

Okay, we have a way to reuse old plastic toys, but what about old hardback books? Make another lamp, of course. Thanks to the wire shade, I'm getting a kind of steampunk vibe from this creation; however, with a fabric Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Complete Master Bath Makeover for $500!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2011

created at: 07/25/2011

Bathroom renovations are one of those projects that can quickly blow any semblance of a budget straight out of the water.  The fact that this makeover cost a little over $500 is absolutely mind boggling - and just goes to show the impact ingenuity and the DIY spirit can have on your space and your budget!   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 on!   Continue Reading

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