Design Your OWN Modern Bedding

by DIY Maven

Design Your OWN Modern Bedding

Up till now, when we've wanted to design our own bedding, we'd have to have it custom (code for 'expensive') made or we'd have to make it ourselves. Now inmod lets us design our own bedding for just a few hundred bucks, and they've made the process so fun it's kind of addictive! 

created at: 02/24/2011

To design our own bedding on inmod, we simply choose a pattern, fabric color and type, colors for embroidery details and a size. That's it! When you have your new...

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Design Your Own Dutchie Cruiser

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Design Your Own Dutchie Cruiser

Urban Outfitters has joined forces with Republic Bikes to let you design your own custom, retro flavored, yet modernly styled Plato Dutch bike. It's like putting together a great outfit, only better. Pick out colors for  your frame, saddle, grips, chaincase, tires and skirt. The Dutchie is a single speed workhorse with old school practicality. It's budget friendly at only $399 and they'll ship it to your door. These photos prove that bicycles are very photogenic...

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8 Ways to Customize Your Billy Bookcase.

by Chris Gardner

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Billy Bookcase system, Ikea is not only issuing a book, but a special grafitti-ish version covered in Shakespeare quotes. [Perhaps the source of the "Billy" name those thirty years ago?]

But the Swedish manufaktürer isn't the only one gettin' in on some customized Billy-ness. For year, decorators, DIYsters, and other Ikea Hackers have been given these classics some color and flair. The Guardian Online has...

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DIY Themed Bookends.

by Chris Gardner

Simple, useful, and handmade. These are the kinds of projects the DIYosphere lives for.

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From EvilMadScientist: "We said that it's simple, and it is: it's a brick wrapped in a piece of paper...hese are "cement bricks" -- red dyed cement-- and cost about $0.25 each. Wrapping them up keeps them from scratching up your shelves and books." These left-brainers chose some Psis and brackets for their physics texts, but the technique is simple and could...

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How to: Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Frame for Posters and Art (Video Tutorial)

by Chris Gardner

An attractive frame for artwork always beats thumbtacks or the sticky stuff, but custom jobs at the framing shop come with sky-high prices, often more than you paid for that wonderful screen print from Etsy or the perfect vintage concert tour poster.

So, skip the frame shop altogether, and head to the hardware store for this easy and customizable DIY to protect and showcase your favorite pieces.

How to: Make an Easy and Inexpensive DIY Frame for Posters and Art (Video Tutorial)

Check out Curbly's YouTube page...

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How To: Custom Window Films.

by Chris Gardner

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My, my...how paint pens have grown. What used to put out splotchy, oily messes can apparently now produce thin, clean, consistent lines. A beautiful case-in-point: these custom window films from Kate at Design*Sponge. "In our home we needed some window films to provide privacy, but we also wanted them to let light through. using contact paper and a white paint pen, i’ve created some decorative window films that are easy to change, replace,...

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How To: Pillow Form Workshop

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 11/06/08

Making the perfect pillow form is like buying the right bra; it determines if your handmade, custom pillow looks professional and smooth or wrinkly and tacky.  The right measurements and the even distribution of filling are the hallmarks of fabulous throw pillows.  Pillow forms can be cut out of almost any fabric.  Keep the fabric plain and preferably a light color.  Inexpensive muslin always works well.

Your pillow form should be made in the...

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How to make a custom lampshade.

by DIY Maven

created on: 09/15/08

Judy Lake hand crafts one-of-a-kind lampshades at her shop Lake’s Lampshades. She’s now sharing her secrets in this very informative tutorial. To make a custom lampshade of your own, you’ll need:

 4" x 7" x 7" square bell frame
- 5/8" gros-grain ribbon
- ½ yard fabric
- pressure-sensitive styrene
- pressure-sensitive cloth tape
- wooden clothespins
- wide ribbon to hold panels as they dry
- quick glue with squeeze bottle
- scissors
- ultra-fine Sharpie

To...

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Crafty Ways to Tart Up Your Knobs!

by DIY Maven

BHG has some clever ways to create custom drawer pulls for pennies. Here are some of my favorites:

Great for a child's room, simply glue a dimensional letter (found in the scrapbook department of your favorite craft store) at the center of a porcelain pull.

 

created on: 07/08/08

A bit of paint breathes life into this wooden knob.

created on: 07/08/08

A round craft mirror and by-the-yard rhinestones and a little glue bring bling to this knob.

created on: 07/08/08

For the shabby-chic fan, a wooden...

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