How To: Make Dramatic PVC Uplights

by DIY Maven
Dramatic PVC Uplights
Photo: Dremel Weekends

Our friends over at Dremel Weekends feature this absolutely lovely trio of uplights made of PVC. They look great with white interiors, but I'm wondering what they might've looked like sprayed on the inside, perhaps with something metallic like gold.

Besides the PVC pipe and a roto tool and bits (preferably Dremel, of course), other things we'll need to make them include spotlights, clamps, and masking tape. For...

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

All week I have shown you how to host the...

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Modern PVC Pipe Dresser Makeover

by DIY Maven

Modern PVC Pipe Dresser Makeover

While walking down the plumbing supply aisle in her local big box store Mandi was hit by inspiration. She decided to use PVC pipe to makeover an old dresser she had purchased at a garage sale for 50 dollars. Now, I know what you're thinking: How does one go about using PVC pipe to makeover a dresser?? Like this:

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Make Your Own PVC Storage System.

by Chris Gardner

Make Your Own PVC Storage System.

There's nothing like seeing something online, and instead of reaching for your wallet and hitting the Paypal bookmark, you head to the hardware store (where you'll eventually reach for your wallet, but the total will be much less) cause you're about to make it yourself.

 The Stash storage system is one of those projects. These modern honeycombing cylinders hold your office supplies, cosmetics, crafty bits...even silverware. And when you make it...

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Diy Air Purifier.

by Chris Gardner

"The EPA has noted that indoor air can be almost ten times worse than the air outside. Thus, air purification has rapidly become a multi-billion dollar industry. While a small, no-frills air cleaner for your personal space can be had for less than $100, a state-of-the-art medical-grade air purifier aimed at microbiological abatement can cost over $1000. For those who wish to breathe in healthier air without spending a lot of money, read the...

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Store your wine in sewer pipes.

by DIY Maven

Store your wine in sewer pipes.

Don’t get me wrong, I think this wine rack is kinda cool, but it does look like a bunch of waste pipe. Nice waste pipe, to be sure, but waste pipe none-the-less. Instead of spending the 158 bucks, I just might visit the plumbing department at my local hardware store and attempt a DIY. But how to attach them all in that wonky way? Epoxy? Not sure...but something to think about.

Oh, and by the way, it IS suggested that you store your wine in sewer...

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