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How To: Make an Old Thrift Store Lamp Look New Again

by Brittni Mehlhoff

How To: Make an Old Thrift Store Lamp Look New Again

I found this lamp base at a local thrift store and loved the overall shape and indentations. I didn't know if it even worked but for $5 I thought it was worth the gamble. To my surprise, when I got home and tested it out everything was in working order. It just needed a little sprucing up, so I headed out to a home improvement store to pick up some supplies.   

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Eye Candy: 8 Inexpensive, Unique and DIYable Backsplash Ideas

by DIY Maven

Eye Candy: 8 Inexpensive, Unique and DIYable Backsplash Ideas

A few months back, Sweetie and I installed a new backsplash in our kitchen. After multiple samples and trips to tile shops, we finally found the perfect tile: pencil- cut slate. At 17 bucks a square foot, it was a bit more than we thought we'd be spending, and, because it was pencil cut, it was tricky to work with as slate has a tendency to flake. The eight backsplash installations in this roundup have neither of

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10 Ways to Reinvent a Lampshade

by Brittni Mehlhoff

10 Ways to Reinvent a Lampshade

If you've ever bought a lampshade you know it isn't exactly the most exciting item to shop for. The shades and drums that are readily available tend to be pretty basic and lack personality, or they cost an arm and a leg. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY options for those inexpensive store bought shades, so you won't have to shell out a ton of cash to get a designer look. Here are ten ways to reinvent a basic lampshade on a budget.   

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The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

by Capree K

The HP Designer Matchup Challenge Week 5: The BIG Reveal (and Fashion Week)!

Last week, I boarded an early morning flight and took off for a whirlwind trip to NYC for Fashion Week (OMG) and, most importantly, for the BIG REVEAL of all the HP Designer Matchup Challenge projects, including the Glo Planter by TUG Studio. It was a crazy adventure full of tiny food, incredible people, puppies, flair, and awesome design. Also? The Glo Planter -- IN REAL LIFE! Ready to see it for yourself? Read on!     

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