By now, most Thanksgiving dinner plans have been made and we're all working on finishing touches, like how to make our Thanksgiving tables look their best. If you aren't going to go the napkin/napkin ring route, you can always use some creative folding to add a little extra wow to the table.
I know that the time to host family and friends for cozy dinners and parties is upon us, so I thought it would be a good idea to make some napkin rings to make place settings a little more festive. Read on to make this VERY easy project!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
If you're like me, always trundling over to the neighbor's garage to borrow time on his table saw, then this is the giveaway you've been waiting for. This week, we've teamed up with the folks at Craftsman to give you guys a really solid, 10" Table Saw with Laser Trac (model 21807). This thing retails for almost 350 bucks, and the reviews on it are overwhelmingly good (seriously, look for yourself, it's one of Consumer Research's best buys)
And, over at ManMadeDIY, we're also giving away a really nice Craftsman Miter Saw, so you can double your chances to win (well, I'm not a statistician, not maybe not really, but come on).
Last weekend, our own Chris Gardner was on a fun online TV called the Craftsman Experience, showing off his mad tooling skills, so we're excited to let you have a chance to win one for yourself.
Read on to find out how to enter both giveaways!
Katie needed a bedside table, so like any resourceful DIYer, she made one. And you'll never guess what she used to get the job done.
So clever and yet so simple, this rolling outdoor table was made using 2 - 4' x 4' wood pallets, 1 - 4"x4", 4 caster
Picture it: a bedside table with the light built in. Nice. Even nicer is how it's made. A big ol' fiberglass planter turned
This month, Krylon is sponsoring a series of thrifty, creative DIY projects:
Over the last month, we've been giving some love to our favorite room in the house ... our porch. Earlier this month we spruced up our porch coffee tables and a rocking chair. Then we kept the momentum going and re-did some candle-holders. This week's project was both functional and fun, and we were thrilled with the results.
In the summer, we spend a lot of time on...
We've seen stumps and branches turned into stools and side tables, as well as accessories like desk organizers, magnets, and napkin rings, but can a hunk o' tree stand it's own as a room-centering piece like a coffee table?
Whose parents, grandparents or auntie didn't have one of these two-tiered end tables back in the 60's or 70's? Although the shape is super-dated, there's something about them that appeals to me. The 'nook' for books? The top shelf
How many circa 1980's side tables have you seen littering your local secondhand stores and garage sales? Plenty, I'm guessing. LHG had one such table on hand
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:
Apparently so, but it appears to be a concept only and not for sale to the masses. For more information, check out what its
The “Paint or Die But Love Me” Table designed by John Nouanesing seems to be melting or dripping paint. This conceptual table is one of the coolest I've ever seen!
Twins. Double the double the love; double the stuff. Joslyn and Jakob needed high chairs, but instead of buying two of them, their daddy, Jared, hacked a table from Ikea and turned it into
Perfect for tiny bedrooms and/or the ultra tidy, this Murphy-style bedside table folds up when not in use and looks like a piece of art. Clever, huh? The cherry on top, of course, is that it's
Wood pallets are an unfortunate bystander of our everyday shipping needs. But luckily wood is extremely recyclable and these four pallets were able to turned into a rustic DIY dining table.
Whew! We've been setting a lot of tables around here. It all started with our Thanksgiving table, followed a week later by our Hanukkah table, and now we're gearing up for a Christmas table. We wanted to do something simple, with the traditional red and green. We will have many friends in town in the coming weeks, and impromptu entertaining will certainly happen. We put together this Christmas table in about 15 minutes. Here's the play-by-play...
You know how it goes. Family's coming in town for the holidays, you've thrown your junk into the sparsely furnished spare bedroom and now you're scurrying to spruce up the joint. One thing you'll need to win over your mother-in-law is a bedside table instead of a t.v. tray. Grab an old junker at Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a thrift store and quickly get to work. Here's what you need:
Who doesn't love a good pictorial how-to? Especially this time of year when you don't have time to read all the deets.