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DIY Built-in Benches

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Tweet   Oh, today I have something that will inspire you all. Imagine, just imagine, that you’ll have enough storage space for all your craft projects in your living room and have the best light coming over from your shoulder as you are finishing that quilt or crochet project. Oh may, and have enough seating […]

Cozy Fire Pit Benches

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Tweet :: Fire Pit Benches to Buy or Make :: Garden makeover inspiration to create an ideal outdoor space for Spring, Summer & Fall garden entertainment. In prior articles, I talked about the pros and cons of wooden and stone garden benches, and showed you how to make your own eco-friendly fire pit. This photo […]

Recycled Furniture :: Bench Before / After

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Tweet BEFORE: A classic Saturday-morning-garage-curb-sale-find. None wants it. It’s dated, to bulky, and used up. AFTER: In the ‘after’ photo, you barely recognize the prior monster as is featured a beautiful, contemporary foyer bench that we all want to have. All of a sudden you can recognize its key features of large storage and ample […]

Rustic Wood or Stone Garden Benches?

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Tweet :: DIY wood or stone garden benches :: I enjoyed a delightful Thanksgiving dinner with a lovely family in a gorgeous home in Long Beach, LA, California. The indoor space was tastefully decorated in a timeless contemporary design style. The outside space was a half-decent match to the interior. However, home-owner Michael sighed he […]

DIY Bedroom Bench

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Tweet A winning tutorial: easy, fast and gorgeous. Pin It Some bloggers are amazing, and this is one of them:  Carry from ‘Two Friends, Two Cities’. She created this lovely bench from start –to – finish in just 2 hours for the tiny budget of $65.  I actually just bought this exact same bold marine […]

How to Make a Lovely Garden Bench this Spring

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Tweet Spring is here and it’s time to sit outside again.  One of the things on our agenda this year was to create some more magical secret spaces in the garden.  So, I shopped around for a somewhat regal design garden bench, that we could paint.   How to Make a Wooden Garden Bench This […]

Pallet Furniture + DIY Crafts :: Directory of Free Projects

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Tweet Over the years, I have featured quite a few of fabulous free DIY woodworking projects. Many of these involved recycled wooden pallets, transformed into beautiful shabby chic pallet furniture. You can search by the tag ‘pallets’ on this site to find many of these DIY projects. However, today, I thought I should put all […]

Fun Summer Craft Ideas

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Tweet This article features the Best Summer Crafts Ideas from the prior 2 linky parties. Each of these are fun projects for home decorators and/or their kids to do this summer. Summer Recipes 1. Healthy Recipes :: 6 Delicious Smoothies Let’s start with summer recipes. The first article explains how to make different healthy & […]

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Groovy Curbside Vegetable Gardens DIY

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Tweet   Since moving to the Brighton, UK,  I’ve seen many streets with homes with front gardens turned into whimsical curbside vegetable gardens. As well as that, there’s a bit of a village-spirit and identity here whereby residents have transformed street-based common spaces into well-loved and attended-to community vegetable gardens.   Folks here are not […]

Scrapbooked Fathers day Cards w Stamps

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Tweet My father is now an elder and I like making him an age-appropriate card. A card that is still full of whimsy and joy, but not quite as crazy as say this D-A-D glasses – card that we made last time for my hubby. Dad does not play golf anymore, nor tennis, and he […]

DIY Hanging Bedside Table

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Tweet Instant love for this DIY hanging bedside table made from a slap of recycled walnut wood.      This slab of walnut wood is from an aunt’s grandfather’s farm. Pulled from the back of the barn and  re-instated in full beauty, it’s now treasured as a heirloom.  What an original and top quality bedside […]

How to Make a Lap Quilt – Quilting Class for Beginners #11

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Tweet :: The quilt-making workshop today is part of a series for quilting beginners. Two weeks ago, we started making a modern lap quilt and today we are going to take the next steps. Next week we’ll finish it off. It will be so exciting seeing the end result of your own lap quilt. I […]

DIY Pallet Deck

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Tweet There’s just something about those pallet planks that captures everyone’s imagination. I feel I have a huge collection of ideas here already on what to do with pallets: how to make pallet furniture, how to make a pallet garden fence, how to make pallet bathroom wall, how to make a pallet garden planter, and […]

Simple Spring Gardening Tips

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Tweet Linky party time with a Spring theme today and some lovely, simple Spring Gardening tips. I love the notion of having a completely edible garden. But…. it’s always a flower garden that fills my heart with joy. So, today’s feature highlights YOUR suggestions for both! Spring is definitely in the air, and today’s party […]

DIY Ballard Cabinet Knock-off

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Tweet Is it just me or is Ballard Designs store getting better and more creative? These Ballard Cambridge Storage units are just perfect: practical, beautiful, upscale and, a great DIY challenge to take! Might imagine seeing these in my beloved Anthropologie furniture store section.   Ballard charges $399 per cabinet. But  I bet that is […]

Best Gift for Father s Day

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Tweet :: Best Gift for Father s Day :: Are you pulling out hair on what to get the kids to make for Fathers Day? Don’t want to leave things till the last minute this year? Prefer not to have them make something on Father s Day morning…. ??? Read on! Best Fathers Day Gifts […]

Earth Week LINKY PARTY

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Tweet Earth Week: April 21-27, 2014.. and I am continuing the party till next Wednesday! Sunday I treated you 50+ Earth Day Activities and Crafts for kids, including the 5 steps to grow vegetables from seed, and a gazilion recycled craft projects, for home, garden and personal use.  Yesterday I shared an infographic to help […]

Humble Rosemary Wreath smells Wonderful & Promotes Health

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Tweet Learn how to make yourself a friendly & fresh smelling rosemary wreath, to give a 100% natural cheer to any place you wish to hang it. Ah, Easter wreaths, Spring wreaths, anytime of the year wreaths. I love them all! i JUST revised this post with 10 verrryyy pretty Easter Wreaths. And on that […]

DIY Garden Canopy

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Tweet The verdict is out: I  NEED to make my own canopy for the backyard. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here in the UK but it is still a tat early for sitting outside in the garden for any stretch of time. It’s not so much that it is too cold or that […]

50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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Tweet Here they are: 50 fabulous woodworking & wooden furniture DIY projects, to be cherished by non-girly girls and DIY-ers like us. Yesterday I received a lovely email of a new newsletter reader who was hoping to get more woodworking projects. Well, I have a nice surprise for her & you: an overview of most […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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Tweet Green Crafts DIY Recycled Furniture and Green Home Design Indoor Recycled Furniture How to Silver-leaf your Dresser U – featured favorite recycled furniture project Recycled Furniture a la Anthropologie :: Lace Dresser DIY Top 10 Recycled Dressers w/ Fab Makeovers … including this Masculine, rocker-themed boys Bedroom Dresser Makeover :: recycled furniture at its […]

Cool Crafts for Kids + Linky Party

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Tweet Hello all! With summer on everyone’s mind now, I thought to give this week’s party + party features a theme: cool crafts for kids! I spotted lots of cool summer crafts for kids in last week’s party. Some were obvious and I’m sure you’ve seen them also. Others were kind of ‘hidden’ on the […]

25 Bedroom Furniture Ideas & Organizing Tips for Small Bedrooms

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Tweet :: Bedroom Furniture & Organizing Tips for Small Bedrooms :: Who has enough space in one’s bedroom? Are we not all looking for bedroom furniture that offer ‘small space’ –solutions (even if our rooms aren’t actually small) ?! Here are our top 10 small bedroom ideas to make the most of our nest space […]

9+ Vertical Gardens :: Vegetable Garden Ideas

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Tweet June 7 – update: Here are two more fabulous vertical vegetable gardening ideas. I took these photos a while back, and I thought to let you feast your eyes on them, just in time for the weekend. So that when you go to that garage sale over the weekend, you’ll pick up just the […]

Upholstery Reference Charts

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Tweet Today, via Pinterest, I came across some awesome reference charts for all your DIY furniture upholstery projects.   I know that you will just LOVE them. They answer  ‘how much yardage do I need to upholster my chairs?’ The table below shows you upholstery yardage info for 36 different chair shapes. Then, there’s more:  […]

DIY Upholstered Ottomans w Storage

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Tweet We have a collection of upholstered ottomans and benches here at the Fine Craft Guild. Some for just your feet, some as a soft-furnishing coffee table, some to look pretty at the end of your bed. The ottoman today had been transformed to also be a room storage unit for sofa throws and blankets. […]

Ottomans: DIY Living Room Furniture

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Tweet Here’s a weekend project for you: Want to make THIS fabulous ottoman ? Ottomans are elegant, and oh-so practical to have in your living room, in your bedroom, … in fact, in every room. I would even consider ottomans like these suitable furniture for a covered porch. And I’d like to have a couple […]

Sweater with DIY Sequins Elbow Patches

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Tweet Sat on a bench. Read a book. Leaned over my shoulder and saw this. Neat, heh?! Sequins sweater elbow patches.   1,2,3 How-to 1. Cut out a round-cornered rectangle that is about the size of your hands (well, if you have long fingers…). Seam allowance = 0 2. Put your sweater on and put […]

Party 35

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Tweet Hey guys, how are your Halloween decorations coming along? Made anything creative yet? If so, be sure to link it up at our HALLOWEEN LINKY PARTY, which will stay open till deep into the night on Halloween’s eve, till the time that even the owls have quieted down and the ghosts has gone asleep […]

How to Make Upholstered Ottomans From Scratch

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Tweet Sam and Phil have expensive taste. Their dream ottoman in solid oak and wool would set them back £875. So, they decided to make their own, using equally top quality materials. Sam and Phil’s beautiful ottoman The result: their beautiful ottoman totaled £157. Frankly, I think it looks nicer than the inspiration ottomans from […]

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