How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

by Craftmel

How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY."  I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began.   I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch.  See that dimensional zebra rug?  Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.

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Considering Wood Tiles

by DIY Maven

Considering Wood Tiles

My boo and I are going to be putting in a new floor in our kitchen very soon. We've gone over the options and have kicked around the possibility of cork, wood and tile. Each have their pluses and minuses, which is why we're still vacillating and, frankly, why we haven't started the project. Now, to make things even more confusing, we have thrown in the notion of tile that looks like wood. Yup, the floors highlighted in these images are actually...

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Vinyl Tiles Go Mod

by DIY Maven

Vinyl Tiles Go Mod

Remember the peel & stick tiles that were all the rage back in the 80's? They still sell them, of course, and they're still an affordable and easily DIYed alternative to sheet vinyl. And they scream such. Now, however, Modularity Tiles, has a new vinyl tile line that just might leave the old peel & stick in the dust. Although they are NOT peel & stick, Modularity Tiles are still super-easy to install

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Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

by Bruno Bornsztein

Ask Curbly: Cardboard Hoarders, Beastly Tables, and Painted Hardwood

As usual, there's a lot of great discussions going on in the Q&A section this month. Here's a quick roundup in case you haven't been paying attention:

How do I upcycle cardboard boxes to make something useful or beautiful?

Nidhi was wondering what to do with all the cardboard boxes she'd been hoarding. Her cry for help prompted some great responses, least of which was my suggestion:

Then Gilboonet chimed in with some professional carboard-furniture-making advice:

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Glass Flooring

by DIY Maven

Glass Flooring

Think about the light in your house. Now imagine if your floors were made of glass. Boggles the mind, huh? To help us conceive of what our homes would look like with such flooring, check out the picture above. Installed in a

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The John Deere Rug Series.

by Chris Gardner

green rug Contemporary Rugs by John Deere

The John Deere rug series, by Norwegian industrial design studio Permafrost explores the industrialization of farming in rural Scandanavia, where machinery has replaced more traditional forms of agriculture. They don't seem to be ACTUALLY affiliated with the John Deere tractor company, but rather interesting, nonetheless.

black rug Contemporary Rugs by John Deere
brown rug2 Contemporary Rugs by John Deere

For other takes on crafting and design from a male perspective, check out the new site from Curbly - ManMadeDIY.com

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