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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Painted Furniture How to: Hutch – Desk

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I love ‘closet’- home offices, that have your entire workspace neatly packed into one single corner of the house.  How to Paint a Desk I realize that while I don’t have deep closets to covert into offices, I need not despair.  I just spotted this DIY painted hutch/desk project that transformed this simple, boring beige […]

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 […]

Cascading Bucket Planter DIY

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Beautify your porch this Fall with a flower waterfall. You can actually implement this marvelous gardening idea  year-round, to give your porch, garden or terrace a lift.  This abundance of flowers set in a cascading bucket planter will put a smile on your face, even when it rains! Yes!!! We need it! Let’s do go […]

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 […]

Recycled Furniture Design

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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 best! […]

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 […]

Recycled Furniture :: Lace Painted Dresser

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Recycle furniture a ka Anthropologie :: lace spray-paint it! Cool!!   Working a summer for Anthropologie might have is unique payoffs: you learn out of the box, and just be creative with your furniture!  Like so here with Kelsey Johnson. With her buddy, who also worked at Anthropologie. she created a piece of recycled furniture. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Upholstery Reference Charts

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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:  ‘how […]

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 […]

Best Crafts 2012

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I asked a friend what she thought were the best craft & DIY projects we posted at FineCraftGuild.com in 2012. This is what she came up with. Valentine Pop-up Greeting Cards.   How to Make Succulent Wreaths.   Cupcakes with Hydrangea Flower Frosting.   5 Last Minute Easter Ideas (incl. this delicious angel food cake […]

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 […]

Ottomans: DIY Living Room Furniture

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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 of […]

Party 33 + Featured DiY & Craft Ideas

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Update: this party is now closed. The lastest link party is featured on our home page: Fine Craft Guild. Hope to see you there!! ::   What’s new??!! 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 […]

Handscripted Lamp & Other Crafty DIY Features

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  Lots of entries of good projects, but some are significantly better than others. Of those, I am featuring my three favorites of the last two weeks of linky parties:   1. DIY French Script Lamp Shade By Jeannine, who writes at The Concrete Cottage. This lampshade is my ultimate-favorite feature today. It was made […]