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Wednesday June 24th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: tea shelf

diy wednesdays: tea shelf

recently, we’ve been exploring the amazing selection of loose leaf teas at our local hippie coop grocery store (oh, san francisco….). We’ve been collecting little samples of calming herbals, invigorating blacks, and exotic mixes of every plant and herb you can imagine. taking a cue from grandpa’s garage workshop, we put together a simple organized…

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Wednesday May 6th, 2009

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diy project: kitchen utensil key rack

diy project: kitchen utensil key rack

we received a beautiful new set of silverware for our wedding and lately i’ve been sitting around trying to figure out what to do with our older, not so nice, silverware. i couldn’t bring myself to throw it out, so this project from d*s reader liz bloeser is just the ticket. liz decided to use…

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Wednesday April 29th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: scrap lumber coffee table

diy wednesdays: scrap lumber coffee table

since we just got back from a wonderful trip to savannah, (congratulations again grace and aaron!) this week’s project needed to be super easy and super quick—something we could crank out after working all day at the shoppe. looking around our apartment, we spotted a scrap piece of walnut that we had picked up at…

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Wednesday February 18th, 2009

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diy project: karyn’s twinkle blackboard

diy project: karyn’s twinkle blackboard

karyn from make something is helping me keep the chalkboard love going today with this awesome diy project she made for her home. not content to just have a beautiful chalkboard in her home, karyn decided to get extra crafty and drill holes through which twinkle lights from urban outfitters could shine. i love the…

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diy project: jackie’s custom dominos

diy project: jackie’s custom dominos

this fun diy project comes from designer cat seto‘s new blog, designing moms. one of her contributors, jackie, came up with this fun project to make customized dominos for children- but that are cute enough that a few adults might want to use or display them as well. using paint sample strips and images from…

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Wednesday January 14th, 2009

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diy wednesdays: mini mosaic tray

diy wednesdays: mini mosaic tray

during these chilly winter months, we always like to have a hot beverage close at hand. whether we’re eating at the dining room table, or responding to emails from the couch, or even reading in bed, having a little heat-proof tray we can bring from room to room is a big help. this project is…

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diy idea: bird mobile

diy idea: bird mobile

a just found out another friend of mine is having a baby so i’ve got nursery decorations on the brain lately (which isn’t helping my baby-crazy-late-20s phase). i saw this fun mobile at spool a while back and have had it bookmarked for ages, hoping i’d find an excuse to make one. and now i…

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Wednesday July 16th, 2008

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diy project: natasha’s babydoll coat rack

diy project: natasha’s babydoll coat rack

i’m still plowing through all of the fantastic projects featured as part of the 2008 d*s diy contest and today we’re sharing one of the more controversial pieces- natasha’s babydoll coat rack. you guys seemed to be divided right down the middle between “that totally creeps me out!” and “that is the coolest thing i’ve…

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Wednesday February 20th, 2008

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diy project: patterned key rack

diy project: patterned key rack

yesterday i was sitting in the living room looking at my fluffy co. key rack and thought to myself- wouldn’t it be fun to have a few more of these around the house for other hanging objects like kitchen aprons and necklaces? so i started looking online for something that had the sort of pattern…

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Wednesday February 6th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: stitched-wood lazy susan

diy wednesdays: stitched-wood lazy susan

every once in awhile, we take a field trip to the hardware store and roam the aisles looking for inspiration. last weekend, we spotted these pre-cut wood rounds in various sizes, and thought it would be fun to create a lazy susan for our dining room table. an inexpensive spinning mechanism and some yarn embroidery…

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