DIY Garden Sun Shade

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This is simply brilliant, isn’t it? One trip to Ikea’s curtain department and you’re done: you got yourself a magnificent, removable DIY sun shade.   What an Ikea hack is that!   What you’ll need for this sun shade project is: a set of roman blinds to cover all or just parts of your deck […]

How to Finish an Old School Desk?

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Friday I had to go to the doctors to do my favorite test: the mammogram (who loves this, honestly!) and I treated myself a round along all the charity shops and vintage furniture shops on the way bag home. Needless to say, I had a great time and soon forgot the reason for my escapades. […]

LINKY PARTY + Feature: DIY Animal Print Chair

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:: Linky Party + Feature today. Lets’s start with the feature, because animal print is this year’s MEGA – trend! You see animal prints everywhere! Lots of variety too. You can find cheetah print, tiger print, lion print, zebra and other animal print fabric on home décor accessories, such as rugs, chairs, cabinets. Be inspired […]

Best Gifts for Father s Day

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:: Best Gifts 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 Gifts for Father s […]

Ikea Poang Chair Slipcover Pattern

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:: Ikea Furniture Makeover ::  If you are the lucky owner of an Ikea Poang chair than today’s article is for you: it’s a free sewing pattern for an Ikea Poang chair slipcover.   At only $69, the Ikea Poang chair has to be one of Ikea’s most popular chairs. This chair has been around […]

DIY Wooden Pallet Crafts :: Princess Bedroom

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Making your own recycled pallet bed headboard does not mean just put a pallet straight up and call it a day. Now I have a challenge for you: make yourself a recycled pallet bed headboard with pallets, driftwood and garage sale finds, that is a match to this bed found in a top Brazilian eco-hotel. […]

Recycled Magazines Crafts: Stack Stools

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Previously we featured these designer stools made from recycled New York Times Sunday papers.  A truly artistic endeavor. Today I came across a simpler version of the same idea: making stools from glossy recycled magazines.  To make a recycled paper stool, best are .4” thick magazines (1 cm),  rolled up tightly. As you can see, […]

LINKY PARTY 5 Features

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    Today’s Features These are the top features of the projects that seems to have inspired us the most in last week’s linky party. I love each and every one of them.  What about you? What’s your favorite, now that you are getting a close-up look at them???!!   Studded Wrap Watch Tutorial. Kristina […]

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, […]

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 […]

Teenage Girls Bedroom Makeover

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Ok.I’ve done dressers for boys rooms. Lots of kids furniture ideas for their bedrooms & playrooms. But what if your girls are teens?  OK. Here’s your inspiration for the year. This teen girl attic cum bedroom makeover will blow you away. Probably. I am showing you the ‘before’ picture first…. They went from this barren […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Linky Party Features: DiY & Craft Ideas

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A New Link Party Software Welcome everybody to a new era at Time for a Party. It’s time to spring for a paid version of this link party software, InLinkz as that will allow me to keep your contributions to the parties on the blog forever, rather than to have to take them down so […]

Recycled furniture :: DIY Race Car Dresser

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Seen our parade of dresser makeovers with 10 recycled furniture projects you can make? Guess what?! Just after I published that furniture series, I spotted this adorable dresser makeover that was made for a fervent race car driver. So now we have a series of 11 dressers. A “Cobra Inspired” race drawer chest: How cool […]

Beach House Bathroom Storage

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  Sometimes a single piece of furniture defines a whole room. Like with this pretty vintage dental cabinet. It has loads of interesting features including a pretty sea foam green color, funky doors and handles./p> Because dental cabinets are tall, they typically fit well into tight spaces offering display storage of toiletries, towels and bathroom […]

Recycled Furniture: Dresser Made of Coke Crates

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9. COKE CRATE DRESSER. Some recycled furniture projects are more successful than others. This funky Pepsi & Coke crate dresser reminds me of my Route 66 travels, where I picked up a couple of these creates from a local ‘antique’ shop. This piece of recycled furniture was however spotted at the Springfield Flea Market & […]

Recycled Venetian Antique Dresser gets a New Look

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10. ANTIQUE ITALIAN DRESSER. A ‘restored furniture’-piece rather than a ‘recycled furniture’ -project. Let’s call it a contemporary painting makeover of an ‘antique’ from Venice, Italy. It’s excellently done! The original coloring is in tints of beige, brown and gold leaf. I like the blue and gray, but it is a very gutsy act to […]

Recycled Masculine, Rock-themed Dresser

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7. MUSIC-THEMED BOY DRESSER. Check out this absolutely fabulous rock-music – themed dresser. This is DIY kids furniture gone wild! Details on this dresser: chicken coop wire, tags, studded leather belts, painted Hotel California vignette, and letters and numbers drawers … this dresser has it all. It has 2 front rollers to give it more […]

Animal Stencil Dresser

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6. STENCILLED KIDS BEDROOM DRESSER Here is another ‘how to paint furniture’ idea, that is quite different than the game board dresser shown before. This completely different kids bedroom dresser features happy, bold animals. Painting and stenciling can lead to wonderful modern kids bedroom furniture, such as shown here on this dresser. What a great […]

Recycled Furniture : Game Boy Dresser

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5. DiY GAME BOY DRESSER Here is a DIY recycled furniture project that just turned out way better than one could have imagined beforehand. In fact, this Parcheesi game board – inspired dresser is just too good to be true. It’s a ‘dream’ -piece of furniture for anybody. Not just for a boys bedroom, don’t […]

Fabric Art Dresser

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4. DIY ART DRESSER Paint and fabric decoupage turned a dreadfully boring beige dresser into a prime-time funky art piece! The Before This recycled furniture project started with an end-of-the-day garage sale find. The After A number of details were added to result into this dresser transformation: The dresser was painted indigo blue, with gold […]

Travel Dresser

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3. THE SOULFUL TRAVELER’S DRESSER This dresser redo with address letter art is cute, cool and amazing. Execute this Recycled Furniture project in one of 3 Ways: Soulful: featuring places we’ve lived Dreaming: featuring places we’d like to visit Travel Memories: featuring places we’d been. In any way, this DIY dresser makeover with stenciled city […]

Designer Dresser

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2. ARTISTIC TUMBLED DRAWER DRESSER. Recycling is the right thing to do, and the hip thing to do. Many contemporary artists and furniture designers are inspired to use recycled materials in most fundamental ways. I love the designs by Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen who assembled tumbled dresser drawers into its own unique […]

Top 10 DIY Dresser Makeovers

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Recycled furniture is here to stay, as the trend to personalize and restyle old dressers is ballooning. Trendy retailers such as Anthropologie and furniture designers, such Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen, kicked the trend off. It seems like all of us are now inspired to take the art of home reinventing into a hobby darkroom […]

Boy Bedroom with Union Jack Headboard

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This great kids bedroom will be some boy’s dream come true: love the look, love the color scheme, love the travel details! See that Union Jack bed headboard? I know. It’s a must-have. Learn how to make one here with this video tutorial. Union Jack – Painting – Video Tutorial Tutorial Tip:  use this painting […]

Features of Linky Party 22

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Happy 4th of July. Just in case you missed them, let me feature some inspirational projects of last week’s party, and below it you can find the new Linky party for this week. Link up any day of the week. I look forward to seeing what you have made! Featured DIY, Craft & Home Decor […]

Happy Home Decor Book

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Today, I thought to also share with you a home décor book recommendation,  This 176-page-hard cover was just published this April by Chronicle Books. Happy Home: Twenty Sewing and Craft Projects to Pretty Up Your Home Happy Home! Great title.   Creative Book Recommendation Included are projects like a duvet cover with piping, a pleated […]

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