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Thursday October 4th, 2012

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Before & After: Recycled Lamp Mirror

These glass lanterns have been popping up a lot lately. I’ve seen them mostly repurposed as terrariums, which I love, but I don’t see many people taking them apart and tinkering with the individual pieces. Sarah Dorsey decided to disassemble her lantern and use the glass panes to create this beautiful faceted mirror; it’s easier…

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Thursday September 13th, 2012

Thursday April 26th, 2012

Thursday March 15th, 2012

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before & after: cheese box nightstands

Everyone has his or her own opinion about nightstands. Some people reject the idea of any nightstand without hidden storage, while others gravitate toward slim stools, floating shelves or sculptural blocks — perhaps to prevent clutter or because they prefer the minimalist look. Personally, I can see the value of both sides, but I daresay…

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Thursday February 23rd, 2012

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before & after: penny wall

With all of us here at D*S going through a major copper obsession right now, it should come as no surprise that we love penny installations — walls, floors, you name it. One of the greatest assets of using pennies for decor is the inherent variation in color and pattern you get; the salvaged look…

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Thursday July 28th, 2011

Thursday June 30th, 2011

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before & after: lamp globe birdfeeders

Karen has delivered so many great before & afters in the past. There was the log table, the portable fire pit and the awesome bird bath. I’m excited to share yet another project from Karen that carries her signature qualities: cute, cheap and amazingly clever. According to Karen, the trick to these seemingly gravity-defying birdfeeders…

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Thursday April 28th, 2011

Thursday September 23rd, 2010

Thursday January 28th, 2010

Thursday November 6th, 2008