On Tuesday, I gave you some of the elements that go into Building a Mad Men Bar, and today we are going to transform this vintage wooden piece into our own.
It's still early, but we wanted to get this one out there early to give serious Thanksgiving aficionados plan-ahead time. What follows is a swift stroll through the thicket of turkey techniques you'll find on the Web. We'll keep this post updated with new ones we find over the next month (send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave them in the comments).
Oh, and be sure to check out all of our Ultimate Thanksgiving posts. Nothing will...
A few weeks ago, MWT and I took a walking tour of one of our favorite streets in all of the Twin Cities (if not all the country): Summit Avenue. It is a street filled with history as well as the most stunning examples of residential architecture one can find in our part of the world. Here's a sampling of some of the homes
Here is a clever project to add character to your space without taking a lot of cash out of your pocket: paper butterfly wall art.
The back story: my daughter and I were shopping for accessories for her college dorm and went to a high end women’s clothing store in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. We love that store, as they are stylists for country music artists so they always have a great selection of women’s fashion. We saw “flutters” of...
Our dearest friends got married last weekend, and we were tickled to pieces. We've known them for years and years and when they decided to take the leap, we replied, "Well it's about time." These two people belong together, and we wanted to commemorate the start of their journey as a wedded couple in a special way. But, we had a hard time coming up with an appropriate gift to mark the occasion.
The gift they gave us when we got married was...
Last week I posted 6 ways to use your digital camera for DIY, however, if you include the GREAT TIPS in the comments section of the post, it was more like 12 ways. With such a wonderful response, I thought I'd add a few more ways I use my digi for DIY.
1. You can get some wonderful design ideas from public spaces such as hotels, restaurants and, yes, even bars, where proprietors are used to camera flashes. (I'm often inspired by their...
Yesterday, in my review of the new Craftsman Nextec 12-volt right angle impact driver, I mentioned I used it to build a trellis and promised a how to. Here it is!
Trellises can be one of the easiest structures you can make for your garden. With the right tools, you can whip one up in about an hour.
When planning this little tute, it occurred to me, "Why even bother with a pillow cover, just use the form AS IS". How can you miss with natural, white, clean, pure, and contrasting trimmed out details? Come on - It's NO SEW!
When you tire of it, you can strip off the details and stuff it in a boring old pillow cover.
Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.
Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other plans.
Anyone interested in design and architecture can appreciate the brilliant combination of modern materials and contemporary lifestyle patterns inhabitated in the classic mid-century modern ranch home. But rare is the lucky individual that'll every live in an Eichler or an iconic Case Study House. Heck, most of us will never even live in California.
So bring some modernism to your house, whatever its era, by creating a home for your native...
Recently, I received a promotional package in the mail from Dow Chemical with all the supplies needed to make modular wall decor.
The box included:
four 12" x 12" x 15/16" pieces of Styrofoam,
four 12" x 12" sheets of black and white scrapbook paper,
several yards of 7/8" wide black grosgrain ribbon,
a bottle of Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue,
a bottle of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue,
and four wall hangers.
The instructions were as...