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Wednesday May 6th, 2009

Wednesday April 29th, 2009

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diy project: tin letterpress clock

diy project: tin letterpress clock

this is the very last of the altoids tins diy projects, i promise! they are just so cute. i have several shopping weaknesses, and letterpress art is one of them. a friend of mine sent me this adorable card (by wexford girl)and i have been meaning to frame it. but since wall art is another…

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Wednesday April 22nd, 2009

Wednesday April 8th, 2009

Wednesday March 25th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: clock refashion

diy wednesdays: clock refashion

we do our best to keep our ikea impulse buys to a minimum, but the other day we were flying through, looking for something else, when we came across a stack of ridiculously cheap (in every sense of the word) clocks. the clock mechanism alone was worth the $1.99, and we figured that at the…

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Wednesday March 18th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: envelope book

diy wednesdays: envelope book

tax time is fast approaching, which means many of us are busy kicking ourselves (once again) for our lack of financial organization. every year we swear we’re going to keep track of all our expenses and hold on to every receipt. well, it’s our belief that if you create a system that is simple and…

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Wednesday March 11th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: drawer divider

diy wednesdays: drawer divider

we’re always looking for ways to better organize our lives. and after years of starting each day with a visit to one of the most disappointingly disorganized spots in our home we’ve finally decided to do something about it. as shop owners constantly awash in packing materials, the cardboard and giftwrap needed for this project…

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Wednesday January 21st, 2009

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diy wenesdays: matchbook notepads

diy wenesdays: matchbook notepads

for years now we’ve been making little notepads out of vintage matchbooks we find at local flea markets. they’re endlessly useful for jotting down notes, numbers, and various “to do’s”.  for this project we created a custom set to keep track of books, movies, and music we want to check out, but the best thing…

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Wednesday December 17th, 2008

Wednesday November 5th, 2008

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diy project: eco-friendly notebooks

diy project: eco-friendly notebooks

this fun, eco-friendly project comes from meghan mcclain and jill thomas of potbelly sandwich works. meghan and jill got a green committee going at their office (fantastic!) and decided to celebrate their inaugural meeting today with a fun project. the girls created these lovely notebooks by reusing office paper found around the company and scraps…

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Wednesday October 29th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: candy box

diy wednesdays: candy box

whenever we’re thinking about making a project, we always look around the house to see what materials we’ve got on hand. normally that means using a random piece of cork, or a surplus scrap of fabric. this week was a little different. we’ve had a lovely bottle of fleur de sel that derek’s parents gave…

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Wednesday August 6th, 2008

Wednesday July 9th, 2008

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diy project: ashley’s picture frame tray

diy project: ashley’s picture frame tray

this fun diy project comes from photographer ashley ann. inspired to create something custom from a run-of-the-mill picture frame, ashley created this easily customizable tray that can be used for carrying breakfast in bed, or in the bathroom as a special area to display your favorite perfume or jewelry. click here for the full project…

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Wednesday July 2nd, 2008

Wednesday March 26th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s industrial framed sconces

diy project: kate’s industrial framed sconces

today’s second diy project is from 2008 diy contest finalist kate dixon. kate created these fantastic framed sconces using inexpensive outdoor sconces from home depot. i love the endless chances for customization here- you could use decorative frames (or maybe even groupings of painted twigs and branches) and all sorts of wallpaper, gift wrap and…

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Wednesday March 5th, 2008

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diy project: wedding cake toppers

diy project: wedding cake toppers

i promise that d*s won’t become land-of-weddings from now until ac and i are married but i couldn’t resist this fun diy project from readers luke and brian. married last october, luke and brian wanted something unique to use as a cake topper (on top of a stand full of cupcakes!) so they came up…

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Wednesday January 30th, 2008

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diy project: jewelry shadowbox

diy project: jewelry shadowbox

i’m the type of girl who has a real soft spot for earrings. bracelets and necklaces aren’t so much my thing but man can i collect some earrings (and a few cocktail rings). but inevitably i lose one of the pair and go searching throughout the house to find the little nook where my cats…

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