DIY Nautical Dresser

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:: 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. Denise’s […]

Beatnik Sweater Knitting Pattern

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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 have […]

Alternative Christmas Trees

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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 the […]

Best Homemade Advent Calendars

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Beautiful Advent Calendars, to Make & 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, odd-shaped and bland. It was plain wood, and … I did not know what to do with it. Mentally, I was […]

50 DIY Wooden Furniture + Woodworking Projects

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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 of […]

Chevron Dresser Makeover

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Here’s another late-addition to an already great series: Fabulous makeovers turning hand-me-down dressers into stylish one-of-a-kind pieces. All DIYs: makeovers, upcycling and restyling. 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 […]

DIY Wooden Ceiling

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  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 theirs. […]

Small Laundry Rooms :: 7 Inspiring Ideas

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Renting your home does bring laundry room challenges! Usually there is insufficient storage and in many cases there is no laundry room but rather a laundry ‘corner’ in a kitchen, bathroom, mudroom or garage. Know that reality?! Fabulous Laundry Room Inspiration We all dream of a large, contemporary laundry room that is as fancy as […]

DIY Built-in Benches

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  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 to […]

10 Bedroom Design Rules

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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.   Photo credit:  hhbrady, houzz.com   10 Bedroom Design Rules All these interior design rules are demonstrated in this single picture. This bedroom follows all the design rules that I […]

DIY Pottery Barn Stratton Bed with Drawers knockoff

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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 Barn […]

Kitchen Table Features

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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 with […]

11 Gorgeous 4th of July Wreaths

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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 the […]

10 Small Bedroom Ideas

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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 10 small bedroom ideas to make the most of our nest space available. Good for kid bedrooms also. Small Bedroom Ideas 1. Add Structural […]

5+ Vertical Gardens :: Vegetable Garden Ideas

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Last weekend, I was just browsing around for vertical vegetable gardening ideas. Encouraged by how well my own veggies are taking root and growing, more vertical vegetable garden ideas are needed!!! I want to grow more veggies! It is no wonder that Vertical gardening has become so popular It maximizes your harvest, It maximizes the […]

Bedroom Makeover (+other Gorgeous Features)

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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 for […]

Recycled Furniture :: Street Door = Desk

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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 closed, […]

Kids Bedroom Furniture: DIY Headboard

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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 bed […]

Recycled Pallets = DIY Wooden Wall

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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 is […]

Drum Ottoman – DIY Designer Furniture

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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, your […]

Cool Kitchen Design :: Suitcase Cabinets

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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 and […]

Dresser Transformation

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DIY recycled furniture : Fabulous dressers with baskets

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 that. […]

DIY Bedroom Furniture: Vintage Ladder Bed Canopy

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Oh, this is fantastic! My overview of marvelous home décor ideas with vintage ladders just got a new ladder home décor idea added to the list: an absolutely wonderful vintage ladder bed canopy.     Can not be simpler to DIY: Hang up a ladder with 2 over-sized brackets and hang 2 burlap or otherwise […]

Twig Heart

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Stop what you’re doing and make this: a Super-cute Valentine Decorating. One anyone who owns a pair of scissors and a lill’ bit of rope can pull off.  Go out and cut some branches now. Out of your own garden or pick them up at your friend’s home or the local park… Happy Valentines’ everyone.  […]

Pretty Handy Ironing Board

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This blog finally gave me a good reason to do some ironing.  Wrinkled projects don’t photograph as well, right?  Particularly for quilted projects, sewing patterns, etc.  I needed a larger pressing board. Before delving into the world of creative crafting and home decorating,  I simply did not want to waste any of my time to […]

Pallets Desk DIY

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A pallet desk? New DIY idea for 2013. We love pallet furniture and this looks super cool, don’t you think?! The particular pallet desk took 2.5 hours from start to finish, and uses recycled table legs as well.  This actually is easy enough to make.     I think this pallet desk looks really, really […]

DIY French Bread Box

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Want a romantic French vintage bread box?  The before/after photos of this completely transformed recycled bread box wow-ed me, and they will wow you also!   It took reader Lorrie from Finding Secret Treasure lots of effort in trial & error before she succeeded in creating just the most adorable French bread box from a […]

Time for a Party 49

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Hello my blogging friends! Exciting day today. Lots of new projects to look at. Your DIYs, craft projects, knitting adventures, and home decorations. Honestly, it is SOOO inspiring to look at ALL of your projects, that I don’t understand why not EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT EVERYONE ELSE’S WORK?!! Try this. You might be soaked with […]

DIY Upholstered Ottomans w Storage

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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. This […]

Recycled Ladder Bookshelves

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2 ladders, 5 planks, 2 2×4’s. That’s all you need to make these beautiful bookshelves. Oh, and nuts ‘n’ bolds, a hammer, a drill and a saw, an hour or so, some good coffee beans, and enough petrol in the car to hit the store in case you need something. But that really is about […]