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Wednesday March 25th, 2009

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diy project: window films

diy project: window films

this month’s material is a simple one…paint! obviously paint comes in many forms, and one of my favorite craft tools is the paint pen. they have come a long way over the years, and the newest paint pens provide a really clean, fluid line of paint and are great for drawing with. in our home…

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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 February 11th, 2009

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diy project: kate’s uncommon valentine

diy project: kate’s uncommon valentine

valentine’s day is right around the corner, and i’ve decided to make something for my boyfriend that is a little unconventional and can last beyond the holiday. i used some vintage jewelry pieces (read: ugly eighties earrings), and some other knick-knacks I have collected over the years. for a personal touch i also included a…

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Wednesday February 4th, 2009

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diy project: magnetic chalkboard mirror

diy project: magnetic chalkboard mirror

these days i have a strong affinity for anything chalkboard related. it began with the vintage frame chalkboard i bought from gosia at blue bell bazaar on etsy (above, in my house), and continued with my most recent column for craft magazine about using chalkboard or magnetic paint (online here). so i was thrilled to…

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diy project: faux top-stitched leather desk

diy project: faux top-stitched leather desk

with so many fantastic entries from this year’s diy contest, i’m still poring through them and sharing some of my favorites that didn’t make the finals. this project from jason halstead was a favorite of mine because it combines my two loves- before & after makeovers and diy projects. unhappy with his ‘ugly 50s-era sewing…

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diy project: entryway coat hooks

diy project: entryway coat hooks

i’m a big, big fan of diy projects that call for only a few materials and make use of odd space. put them both together and you’ve got my dream project. so i was thrilled when julia crawford sent in this simple but beautiful diy project from her entryway. by simply taping off a small…

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Wednesday January 30th, 2008

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diy project: retro cannisters

diy project: retro cannisters

derek and lauren‘s diy wednesday post is coming up at 2 today but i had to share this fantastic project sent in by d*s reader heather smith-prisco. inspired by a gorgeous set of vintage canisters she saw on modish, heather decided to make her own diy version. taking design cues from the canisters she saw…

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Wednesday December 19th, 2007

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diy holiday wreath

diy holiday wreath

the lovely mirtha at the antibride sent over this fantastic holiday diy project. in honor of the holidays (and diy wednesdays) i thought it would be a fantastic project to share! not usually a huge fan of christmas, she decided to create a festive decoration for her new home inspired by the wreath at amy…

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Tuesday November 13th, 2007

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diy project: custom corkboards

diy project: custom corkboards

we still have a new diy wednesday post coming tomorrow but i couldn’t resist adding this fantastic diy project submitted by d*s reader jennifer wolfe. inspired by julian mayor’s baroque-style corkboards at icff, jennifer decided to create her own version for her office. the results are fantastic and jennifer kindly offered to share her step-by-step…

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