Thrifty Ideas for Stunning DIY Decor!

By: Capreek Jul 07, 2011

created at: 07/07/2011

What do broken doorknobs, salvaged pavement chunks, and pieces of unused sewer pipe all have in common?  Some serious - and surprising - DIY decor potential!… Continue Reading

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Book Turned Lamp

By: Diy maven Jul 07, 2011

Hardback Book Lamp - Reading Light

Etsy seller, typewriterboneyard, turns hardback books into table lamps. The bulbs used are 'Radio' reproduction bulbs (like this one). The maker notes that that bottom of the books are intact, which means you could… Continue Reading

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How to: Make Modern Lamp Globe Birdfeeders

By: Kellyb Jul 07, 2011

created at: 07/07/2011

Two things I look for in an outdoor project: inexpensive and with a modern look. This bird feeder constructed out of reclaimed lamp globes fits the bill on both counts, and manages to defy gravity all at the same time – want to know the secret to making your own?

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From This to That: 8 Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

By: Chrisjob Jul 07, 2011

Everyone loves a good makeover. We love seeing shabby, worn furniture transformed, or an entire room refreshed and brought back to life. So, what's better than a good makeover? One that sticks to the principles of creative reuse and recycling, limits waste, and doesn't costs buckets of money.

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. To kick it off, here's a collection of not-so-awesome things becoming awesome-r other things:

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Make It: Affordable DIY Potato Print Art!

By: Capreek Jul 06, 2011

created at: 07/06/2011

A home isn't complete without art on the walls but let's face it: art can be expensive, not to mention the potential cost of framing said pieces.  If your bare walls are screaming out for a little art lovin', we've got a DIY solution that'll make a big impact on your space - not your wallet!  

With a budget dedicated to the practical essentials, splurging on original art or custom framing wasn't really an option for Jordan… Continue Reading

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Before & After: A Magical Caravan Makeover!

By: Capreek Jul 04, 2011


created at: 06/30/2011

Whether you call it a caravan or a camper, there's no denying that this makeover is… Continue Reading

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Bike Inner Tube Magazine Rack

By: Diy maven Jul 04, 2011

Recycle Art points us to this fabulous bicycle tire magazine rack via papaia meccanica. No word on how to DIY it, but that frame looks suspiciously… Continue Reading

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Meet Constance: The Vintage Caravan

By: Diy maven Jun 14, 2011

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Meet Constance, a 1957 Sprite 14 foot caravan (aka camper to us stateside). Her caretakers have furnisher her in 50's style that is not only kitschy and cute, it's also joyful. Just take a look… Continue Reading

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The MadMen Effect: The TV Show's Mid-Century Impact on Home Decor

By: Chrisjob May 16, 2011

As AMC's Mad Men emerged as one of television's most beloved and well-recieved dramas, its stylish, 1960s aesthetic crept into our lives in other ways: women's dresses moved towards the high-waisted, eyeglasses became fuller and more austere, and many developed a new interest in the classic cocktails and high-balls from the two-martini lunch era.

And of course, the wonderful set dressing and styling has had quite the impact onto trends in home… 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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Is 'Keep Calm' so over?

By: Diy maven Jan 31, 2011

Keep Calm (Red) Premium Giclee Print

Several weeks ago I came across a random post on some interior design website that shall remain nameless that featured an image of a perfectly acceptable decor which contained a 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. In amongst the comments to the post, there were quite a few that deemed the vintage propaganda image, and I quote, 'So over.' For several reasons, I find… Continue Reading

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Blinged: Dress Up Your Fridge!

By: Capreek Jan 18, 2011

created at: 01/17/2011

Megan, whose thriftastic office we featured last week, has created some of the most clever - and prettiest - magnets you've ever… Continue Reading

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Home Office: Thriftastic and Modern

By: Capreek Jan 11, 2011

created at: 01/11/2011

What?  "Thriftastic" is totally a word.  And really, it's the best word to describe this cheerful, all-in-one home office/crafting… Continue Reading

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Inspiration: Clean and Simple Scandinavian Modern Office

By: Capreek Jan 05, 2011

created at: 01/04/2011

This may be one of my favorite workspaces to date.  It's clean and modern with a Scandinavian vibe - or in other words it's absolutely… Continue Reading

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Framed Vintage Board Games?

By: Diy maven Jan 04, 2011

First, these classic board games aren't actually real. They're super realistic paintings by Tim Liddy.

Priced at $3,000 to $11,000, they might be out of the budget for some/most of us, but… Continue Reading

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