Make a "LOVE" Sign

By: Diy maven Jan 25, 2011


Char used canvas and chipboard to replicate Robert Indiana's iconic LOVE. The project couldn't be easier, and the Continue Reading

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Portrait of the Artist as a Grandmother

By: Bruno Jan 24, 2011

Lin Lacy in her studio with her granddaughter

Don't let Lin Lacy's cheery demeanor, goofball sense of humor, or alliterative name fool you. She's serious about art. Touring her home studio, you'll see dozens of journals filled with daily explorations about her life. Or you might bump into the knee-high stacks of hand-made paper that encircle her work table. For her, art isn't something that happens occasionally when inspiration strikes; it's a constant, a part of everyday life. 

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How to create your own 'free' printables.

By: Diy maven Jan 20, 2011


Free printables are everywhere these days. Why? Because they're super easy to make and, apparently, you don't even need any super fancy and expensive (Photoshop) Continue Reading

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Turn an Old Frame into a Modern Jewelry Organizer

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 17, 2011

created at: 01/16/2011

I have to admit two things. One, I've been meaning to make one of these, and two, I've been a smug one at Goodwill when I discover some of these ornate looking frames are really plastic under some tricky wood grain effect.  Once I tap and hear the hollow, I toss it back like its got the plague. But for this reuse project, it honestly doesn't matter.  Continue Reading

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Homewood Studios Tour: Art & Community Stewardship

By: Bruno Jan 12, 2011

George Roberts, discussing his Homewood Studio's role artistic in the community stewardship.When Minneapolis residents picture their city's north side, they think of crime, foreclosures, and unemployment. But George Roberts, standing in the sun-lit gallery of the neighborhood's Homewood Studios, says that picture is far from complete. He's a retired high-school English teacher, and, with a gentle demeanor and a white, close-cropped beard, he looks the part.

But he's also an artist, poet, and, in his own way, a community activist.Continue Reading

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2 DIY Silhouette Art Techniques

By: Diy maven Jan 12, 2011

I've had the desire to make some silhouette art for a while now, I just wasn't sure I could achieve the effects I had in mind, but after seeing these two how-tos, I'm thinking success may be within reach.Continue Reading

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Wagon Crib and More Unexpected Brazilian Decor You'll Want to DIY

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 10, 2011

This 300 square foot apartment of São Paulo design boutique owner is undoubtedly a testament to well planned space.  After thoroughly gawking and appreciating the floor to ceiling curved bookcase walls, do yourself a favor and feast your eyes on some of the unexpected decor elements that can easily and successfully be DIY'd.  Like the crib wagon, these are simply brilliant turns of ordinary materials. DIY Disasters--my foot!!Continue Reading

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Building Fire Art Installation

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2011

fond Sensational Light Project in Vancouver: Fire with Fire

Although it might look like it, this building isn't actually on fire. The conflagration is a choreographed art installation by Isabelle Hayeur in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. The fire is createdContinue Reading

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DIY Birch Tree Wall Decals

By: Diy maven Jan 06, 2011

Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby's room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge! 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 they do provideContinue Reading

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iPhone App to Picture New Furniture in Your Space

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 04, 2011

created at: 01/04/2011

Have you ever picked out a piece of furniture that you imagine will look great in your space and then once you get it home and situated, you think to yourself "What the heck was I thinking?"  Well, I've discovered an iPhone app that will give you a good idea of what a piece will look like in your very own space. I chose the above chair, took a photo of the blank space in my office, emailed this to myself so I could show you.  Continue Reading

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The Coolest Midcentury Loft of All Time

By: Brittanymauriss Dec 30, 2010

Bold statement, I know. But if you've been poring over pictures of the brightly simple, meticulously designed East Oakland loft of artist Dee Adams, you'd say the same thing too.

created at: 12/30/2010

A full-time painter, graphic designer and blogger (she has awesome giveaways, FYI), Dee takes the meaning of live-work loft to a new level. All those paintings on the walls? Yeah, those are her own. And you won't believe the treasure trove of mid-century findsContinue Reading

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Crocheted Bull Cozy

By: Diy maven Dec 29, 2010

First there were the trees, and then there was the car, now we have the bull. This particular cozy was created by NYC-based artist Olek as a Christmas gift to the city. If the bull looks familiar, itContinue Reading

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Make a Lamp from a Pile of Wooden Spindles

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 27, 2010

created at: 12/27/2010

Jim Healy loves making lamps from junk. They're not your everyday junky lamps, mind you. To prove it, check out the spindle lamp he put together from this bundle of wooden spindles. Continue Reading

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DIY: Photo Lampshades

By: Diy maven Dec 21, 2010

created at: 12/21/2010

Marie Darby tells us how to make these absolutely wonderful photo lampshades. The supplies she uses are really basic and readily available, if we don't have them all onContinue Reading

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