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How to: Make a DIY Modern Bent Plywood Light Fixture

by Lidy Dipert
DIY Molded Plywood Light Fixture

Lighting is one my favorite things to DIY because the possibilities are endless, and experimenting with different materials and techniques never disappoints! Thoughtful lighting really helps elevate any room to the next level, bringing it outside the box and avoid the generic "there's a lamp" feeling. It's functional art, which is what I love about this molded plywood light fixture and its sculptural design! 

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Make It: DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

by Lidy Dipert

DIY Mid-Century Boomerang Coffee Table

Ever since we moved into our new home, I've been itching to find another great coffee table for our living room. I absolutely love our reclaimed wood coffee table that we currently have, but I wanted to switch things up a bit and try something new.  After doing a lot of online shopping I found that everything was either a bit more than I was willing to spend or not quite the right shape or size for our space. So, we came up with our very own design, a mid-century modern-inspired boomerang table! 

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Before and After: From Table to Banquette

by DIY Maven
Photo: MidnightXII via imgur

I have a love/hate relationship with banquettes (aka kitchen booth things). I love them because because of their ability to tuck into small spaces yet provide a lot of seating. I hate them because they're built in and can't be moved, unlike furniture. And then there's that "what happens when the dude in the center needs to get out?" thing. "Excuse me.

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How-To: Hand Lettered Birch Plywood Wall Hanging

by Rachel Mae Smith
by Lemon Thistle

I've seen similar projects to this before, but always with fabric, never with wood! If you're looking to create a a custom and unique piece of wall art for your home, then why not make a hand lettered plywood hanging?! You don't need to be a calligrapher to make this project look good (thank goodness). With a few simple steps, and some light power tool action, Lemon Thistle shows you how to make something beautiful, and budget-friendly, to spice up your walls.

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

by Capree K

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     

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How-To: Turn a Ladder into a Shelving Unit

by Rachel Mae Smith
DIY Ladder Shelf
by A Pair & A Spare

If you're looking to break out of the Ikea box for storage in your home, then this project is for you. You can easily upgrade a wooden folding ladder into a modern shelving unit with just a few steps (and for about $10). The open shelving makes it great for showing off those special keepsakes and house plants. You could even give it a coat of paint or stain to make it really pop if you wanted! 

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