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 […]

Humble Rosemary Wreath smells Wonderful & Promotes Health

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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 overview […]

DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

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DIY Cake Stand with Dome :: Anthropologie-copycat

A DIY cake stand with dome is perfect for displaying chocolates, cakes or afternoon tea. Give your baked creations the presentation they deserve. A cake dome set is great for presenting in formal settings, special occasions and family gatherings. The dome helps preserve your cakes while adding loads of style and class. So, let’s make […]

DIY Garden Canopy

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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 the […]

Seed Bombs :: How to Make Your Own

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Make Your Own Seed Bombs! Or diy seed balls, as I call them. It is a cool crafts for kids: a fun Spring break craft, or Weekend activity with the kids. And a useful one too if you want to have a field of wild flowers around your house & in your neighborhood. You’ll love […]

Top 10 Most Fabulous Interior Designs

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Here are my top favorites out of Architectural Digest’s top 50 most pinned photos in 2013. No craft tutorial nor a DIY manual for any of these interior design ideas. Let’s call this ultimate inspiration instead. Perhaps we can find a few DIY projects to do in 2014 from furniture and interior design ideas shown […]

Easy DIY Window Insulation

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Here is a perfect green-living tip: Easy DIY window insulation you can install yourself, in 4-5 minutes from start to finish for very low cost, using bubble wrap!   photo credit | idea source: Built it Solar * Today’s tip is to insulate the windows of your home by simply attaching a layer of bubble […]

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 […]

Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This is a blanket that you just want to snuggle with. What a perfect baby blanket … for babies … and for me…  (I suppose we could up-size it, couldn’t we?!)  Anyhow, working with this super soft wool in perfect pastel colors is of course THE thing to do this Fall. Comfy!!  Give yourself a […]

Warm Greys for Winter Walls

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I just found these bedroom interior designs with that warm winter grey paint on the wall so chic and enticing. I think I am up for a change of lifestyle.  From hippie-chic towards a more glamorous lifestyle. What do you think?  Various paint brands carry pretty, warm greys, such as Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray and […]

Laundry Room Makeover w Easy DIY Wall Stencils

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How to use Stencils for Home Decor Fabulousness I have a bit of ‘green car’ syndrome… I mean, when you just bought a green car, all you spot thereafter are … other green cars. Like so with these awesome small laundry room design ideas. Did you see that article on it recently? Incredible, the design […]

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 […]

How to Mount a TV on the Wall

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OK. This isn’t a craft, but a worthwhile DIY project with a big impact on your livingroom’s overall appeal and tidy look. And, oh… it benefits your neck!!! Q: What’s ‘this’??!! This is a tutorial on how to mount that new flat TV screen on the wall, and hide those ugly TV cords while you […]

Picture Frames :: Free Crochet Patterns

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Ahh… too cool. I should have made these ages ago. In fact I did, but then I lost interest, went on vacation, and could not be bothered anymore. But when I find that half finished project, I shall finish it and share the crochet pattern with you.

Fall Landscaping Ideas

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Remember the ‘Beach in a Pot’- container gardening idea we included in our ‘How to Create a Beach Cottage’-series ?  Now, I want to show you three different autumn gardens in a pots and planters. Beautiful landscaping ideas by Sunset, for your garden, patio and balcony.   These Fall landscapes in pots are neither Halloween […]

How to :: Halloween Curb Appeal

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Creating Halloween Curb Appeal is not as daunting as one might think. There are several tricks to creating fabulous Halloween curb appeal that will delight you every time you get home as well as all passersby. Here’s the Halloween Home Decorating How-to ..   How to Create Halloween Curb Appeal Step 1: Remove all prior […]

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern

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Love this! I do. Particularly since I am the lucky girl, who, about 2 years ago, picked up an off-white knit cotton bed cover at Ikea for … $10 in the as-is section. Someone had the ridiculous idea to return it… (what an earth angel) and I happen to be lucky enough to be browsing […]

Hexagon Quilt Clock Tutorial (Ikea Hack)

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Jodi calls this an Ikea Hack, but her version is more like an Anthropologie-find than a cheap Ikea-type thing. Although the base is really the (dare I say …. ugly) Ikea Smycke Wall Clock, which Jodi used as the base in her quilt clock kit.   But then, Jodi covers the front of the hexagons […]

10 Unique Pink Pillows :: Add Color-pop to Girls Bedrooms

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End-of-Summer/begin Fall Back-to-school activities also includes freshening up kids bedrooms with a bit of new bedding and/or kids bedroom accessories, such as some lovely throw pillows. Nothing, and I mean, nothing spruces up or alters a room like colorful throw pillows. And with color, I mean PINK, of course. Nothing less but p.i.n.k. All shades […]

Pretty Kitchen Baskets w No-sew Liners

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Organizing you just got pretty! Here’s a free tutorial to learn how to make basket liners. Make them for the kitchen baskets or any other baskets in the house. If you have just made a bunch of these paper baskets (small squares), these paper baskets (large ) or these paper baskets (circular, made with coils), […]

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. […]

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 […]

How to Pave a Garden Path

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  When you see a professional paver at work, it always looks so easy that you think: “I can make my own garden path.” And immediately your mind goes to projects you’d like to do but haven’t. Do you have that? What will set your path apart from other people who think the same way […]