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diy project: wooden wax seal

diy project: wooden wax seal

i’m pretty obsessed with wax seals. i think they may any letter seem more special- especially if in miniature form. so when i heard from kimberly and her husband from ragehaus about their wax seal project i was over the moon. this designing duo recently screen printed 5 new prints, each wrapped in parchment paper…

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Wednesday September 2nd, 2009

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diy project: claire’s pallet shelf

diy project: claire’s pallet shelf

designer claire terry from madame fancy pants sent in this full diy idea. the other day her mom decided to reclaim the bookcase she’d let claire borrow, so quick replacement shelving was claire’s goal. she happened to have a few wooden pallets around her house (“people always asked ‘why do you have pallets lying around’…

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Wednesday July 29th, 2009

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diy project: sprouting table

diy project: sprouting table

have you ever been sitting outside sipping a cold drink, and wished you had some fresh mint in your beverage? or basil on your sliced tomatoes? well this table can solve all your needs! but in all seriousness, i can’t think of anything more relaxing and summery than fresh herbs. we’ve been needing a little…

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diy project: upholstered toddler beds

diy project: upholstered toddler beds

this clever diy project comes from gabrielle blair of design mom. gabrielle came up with a fantastic diy project that creates two beautifully upholstered toddler beds for only $75. for those of you with small children this would be a great way to update your little ones’ rooms without breaking the bank. gabrielle has written…

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Wednesday July 8th, 2009

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diy project: morgane’s drawer hangers

diy project: morgane’s drawer hangers

this fun diy project comes from berlin-based d*s reader (and molecular biologist!) morgane rouault. when she’s not busy with her job in research science, morgane like to draw, work with pottery and sew all sorts of craft projects. so i was thrilled to hear from her about this fun DIY project she recently finished- a…

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diy idea: maya’s twinkle board

diy idea: maya’s twinkle board

inspired by karyn’s twinkle blackboard, d*s reader maya lee created this beautiful wooden panel. aya decided to use a large panel of wood, instead of a chalkboard, and drilled in holes and inserted lights to spell the word “delight”, inspired by an essay from milton glaser. great work, maya! CLICK HERE for maya’s full project…

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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 March 11th, 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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