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How to: Make DIY Colorful Geometric Textiles with Sharpies & Rubbing Alcohol

by Faith Provencher

How to: Make DIY Colorful Geometric Textiles with Sharpies & Rubbing Alcohol

Science was never my best subject, but every now and then I find myself using a little book learning in my everyday life. And this project? Definitely one of those times. It turns out Sharpie marker ink mixed with rubbing alcohol creates a very striking effect. Add some ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape

, and you'll be able to make a unique, DIY geometric textile worthy of hanging on your wall.  

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How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

by DIY Maven

How to: DIY Bright and Shiny Bistro Table Makeover

When I bought this sweet little yellow bistro table a couple years back, I loved it. It was the perfect size for romantic meals under the sky. Then, after the first season, the paint on all three pieces started peeling. See?

I touched it up, with yellow, but I couldn't keep up with the weathering. By the end of the second season, the cheery yellow had turned sickly, powdery yellow. When this spring rolled around I considered replacing the set with something new. That notion lasted about a minute, because, really, it was

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Rustic Bench Gets Modern Moroccan-Inspired Makeover

by DIY Maven
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...s come to mind: a coffee table that was long gone by the time I came around, and there is the bench you see above. Dad's bench, as we refer to it, was never meant to be a 'beauty' piece, but rather a workbench of sorts for my mother.  It went on the auction block when they downsized about 6 years ago. As I stood watching the auctioneer offer up the bench, I decided I couldn't part with it and entered in...

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Week 1 Journal: Getting Ready for Demolition

by Bruno Bornsztein

Curbly House Week 1 Video Journal  - Preparation for Demolition

I can't tell you how excited I was to finally start real work on the Curbly House. Even if the first week was just me spending a few hours a day over there getting protection down on the floors, walls, and windows, it felt great to actually be doing something.

Week 1 was about getting ready for week 2. We decided to tear out the first floor ceilings; they were covered in foam tile and the plaster under that was crumbling. Plus, taking the...

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