Recycled Shutters as Meaningful Wall Art

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Tweet Will I have time to get this recycled shutters project finished before Thanksgiving?? Maybe…. I am enamoured with plantation shutters these days however. A friend of mine is selling a bunch of new plantation shutters that were measured wrong. Plantation shutters are made to order here as they fit them to the size of […]

DIY Wedding Guest Book Frame w/ Hearts

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Tweet A wedding guest book offers treasured memories of your big, important day. Unfortunately, once that married life is on its way, things like a wedding guest book is rarely looked at. Such a pity. This unique DIY wedding guest book frame solves the issue. Guests get to write their wedding wishes and names on […]

10 Bedroom Design Rules

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Tweet As a follow-up article on “how to create a flow of color and pattern in your home” I want to feature this amazing bedroom photograph, and share my …     10 Bedroom Design Rules All these interior design rules are demonstrated in this single picture. This bedroom follows all the design rules that […]

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 […]

Recycled Shutters Birdhouses Tutorial

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Tweet   These DIY recycled shutter birdhouses are garden wall art works made by Cyndee from RecycledJunk.com. We have already featured Cyndee several times as her work is just so whimsical and fun.  And 100% recycled!!     Feature :: Best of Party :: DIY Shutter Birdhouses   Which is why Cyndee’s shutter birdhouses are […]

DIY Beach Decor Ideas for Fishing Net

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Tweet Happy Monday! Time for a gorgeous home decorating DIY by Tammy Henderson. Tammy is sharing some more of her DIY Beach Decor Ideas today. She makes it really easy for us to see how to create stunning summer decorations with some recycled vases, seashells and nautical fishing net. Let your creativity roar and enjoy […]

50+ Garden Projects to DIY + Linky Party

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Tweet Hello Everyone. It’s really summer where we are. So, how about we celebrate that today with sharing garden and gardening projects. I want to know what you have done to spruce up your outdoor spaces, and how your (organic) vegetables are doing on your patch and what you are doing about snails and slugs, […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Nautical Dresser

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Tweet :: How to paint seaside cottage with nautical colors :: nautical dresser DIY :: recycled furniture :: Nothing says summer so much as a nautical display in the house. I happened upon this nautical dresser DIY project by Denise, and thought to share it with you today before it is permanently removed from blog-world. […]

Beatnik Sweater Knitting Pattern

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Tweet Love the features of this winter fisherman’s sweater which comes with a free knitting pattern: the intricate cables, the boat neck, the cropped sleeves, and … the crazy photo shoot! The pictures of the original Beatnik sweater made me laugh. Thanks, Chris! I love sweater reviews that make me want to go crazy and […]

Alternative Christmas Trees

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Tweet If you don’t yet have a Christmas tree, well, … that’s perfect ! I have a collection of adorable alternative Christmas trees, that you can make on a dime, and are loved by Mother Nature and your kids alike.   Alternative Christmas Trees From: 1959 white stone publication ‘How to Christmas’ book Probably in […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Tweet Beautiful Homemade Advent Calendars to Make, and some homey ones to buy. My friend was cleaning her closets the other day, and asked if I was interested in her old house-shaped letter-box. It looked … a bit dated, somewhat odd-shaped and.. rather bland. Plain wood. I did not know what to do with it. […]

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 […]

Chevron Dresser Makeover

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Tweet DIY Dressers – Series of fabulous makeovers turning hand-me-down dressers into stylish one-of-a-kind furniture, upcycled and restyled. I love hosting this recycled furniture collection! I started out with just 10 fabulous dresser designs that really inspire us. Now the series features DIY dressers in all kinds of styles. Image credit: Prettyindustries on Flickr   […]

DIY Wooden Ceiling

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Tweet   Who would not love to have a gorgeous wooden ceiling like this. It’s fit for a European castle…. What a stunning piece of wood work. source | photo credit : Andrew  & Rachel Ashmore Follow the link to find the complete tutorial on how to make your own wood ceiling as splendid as […]

Small Space Laundry Room Ideas :: 7 Inspirations

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Tweet Renting your home does bring laundry room challenges! Usually there is insufficient storage. In many homes, there is no laundry room. Rather, there is a laundry ‘corner’ in a kitchen, bathroom, mudroom or garage. Know that reality?! I sure do. My laundry room is in my kitchen. Therefore, we need small laundry room ideas! […]

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 […]

DIY Pottery Barn Stratton Bed with Drawers knockoff

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Tweet DIY Pottery Barn Stratton Bed with Drawers knockoff. This is a serious commitment project that is well worth it: making your own king size bed with storage underneath, that is every bit as gorgeous as the one in the designer shop where you’ve see it: Pottery Barn.   photo credit: Pottery barn   Pottery […]

Kitchen Table Settings & Recipes Features

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Tweet What’s On that Kitchen Table ? (5 features ) These are 5 features from last week’s linky party. This week’s linky party will open in a couple of hours..   The Table 1. Grain sack Table Design. By Cottage Magpie I want this grain sack table design for my kitchen. I am in love […]

11+ Gorgeous 4th of July Wreaths

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Tweet Fourth of July is just the beginning of REAL summer fun to me. To you too? None here is celebrating it, and frankly, since yesterday, Rome has become summer-hot. However, in my online/international life, I am cherishing all those familiar things that make me feel at home. The 4th of July outdoor barbecues and […]

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 […]

Bedroom Makeover (+other Gorgeous Features)

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Tweet Thank you for linking up at the party, everyone. You have been making it again a wonderful success and I am pleased that more and more people are starting to join in, which really builds the festivity.  Because of the abundance of entries, or perhaps I just felt like it, I’m sharing Party Features […]

Recycled Furniture :: Street Door = Desk

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Tweet Beautiful. Recycled furniture can just be so attractive and amazingly original. I have posted a DIY wooden desk made from recycled pallets before. The result was rustic. Now, this desk, however, has a minimalist sophistication. A completely different look. Instead of wooden pallet plants, this is a recycled street door. If the door is […]

Kids Bedroom Furniture: DIY Headboard

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Tweet Love to make your own KIDS bedroom furniture? Love recycling? Splendid. Here’s another DIY project to make recycled furniture. Victoria brought us, all the way from the gloriously wide and green Canadian prairies, a project  so worthy of showcasing. She recycled an old, broken basement door and made it into a stunning boys bedroom […]

Recycled Pallets = DIY Wooden Wall

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Tweet Sometimes small home improvement projects of others can give you big ideas for our own homes. Ditto with this small bathroom sprucing up idea of adding a pallet wood back wall to an otherwise too small and boring bathroom. The back wall adds interest, texture, warmth. With the bright yellow wreath, this renovated bathroom […]

Drum Ottoman – DIY Designer Furniture

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Tweet Two ‘identical’ designer ottomans. One ottoman costs $1650 + tax + shipping + surcharge. The other costs $12. Which do you want? Can you tell the difference??   Elegant Ottomans image credit | tutorial | source: FeralTurtle.com The incredibly low price for this homemade piece of furniture is the use of recycled materials. Yep, […]

Cool Kitchen Design :: Suitcase Cabinets

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Tweet Some souls are so fabulously creative, makes you wonder…. Who am I? Like this Russian artist Nataly Aserova, who transformed her old suitcase into a fabulous kitchen cabinet, which I simply adore. What a fun Saturday afternoon project!   photo credit | detailed tutorial: http://www.livemaster.ru/topic/91418-shkaf-vitrina-iz-starogo-chemodana?   Learn how to design your own cool kitchen […]

Dresser Transformation

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DIY recycled furniture : Fabulous dressers with baskets
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Tweet I still find it hard to imagine that there are people out there, just seemingly ordinary people like you and I, who can find drab-drama remnant dressers and make a recycled furniture piece out of them that could have been in the showroom of Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma or some other fancy place like […]

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