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Wednesday March 26th, 2014

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DIY Project: Upholstered Door

Design*Sponge | DIY Project: Upholstered Door

When I moved into my circa-1910 row house in Brooklyn, all the doors were original to the building except one: the door to our home office. This anonymous-looking hollow-core door was totally out of sync with the rest of the house. So after some consideration I decided to turn lemons into lemonade and just embrace…

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Thursday October 17th, 2013

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The D*S Pumpkin Project: Dan Funderburgh’s Magical Lasercut Jack-o-Lantern

This week, we’ve been sharing some non-traditional takes on one of our favorite parts of Halloween: carved pumpkins! On Monday, we featured blogger Molly Madfis’ glamorous gemstone-patterned jack-o-lanterns. On Tuesday, we shared the embroiderer extraordinaire, Jessica Marquez’s carved pumpkin, a design inspired by a Danish pattern. Today, it is with great pleasure that we present…

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Thursday February 7th, 2013

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DIY Project: Paper Mardi Gras Beads

For those who don’t live in New Orleans, the Tuesday preceding Lent is often a relatively uneventful occasion. While our Louisianan neighbors use the day as an opportunity for riotous celebration and pre-Lenten indulgence, Mardi Gras — a holiday that dates back to the seventeenth century — can sometimes go unnoticed by the rest of…

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Thursday December 13th, 2012

Wednesday December 12th, 2012

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3 Trees 3 Ways

Like the snowflakes that cover the ground this time of year, it seems no two Christmas trees are alike. Available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and — for those who prefer the artificial kind — materials, the Christmas tree is a blank canvas for expressing our vision of the holidays. This year, the…

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Thursday December 6th, 2012

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Wednesday October 31st, 2012

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DIY Project: Copper + Branch Floor Lamp

We have this very annoying tree right outside our apartment that blocks all light from our windows, thwarting the sun’s attempts to warm us with its golden rays of energy. Damn you, tree! Recently I begged our landlord to at least consider trimming it back, and he finally relented, which left me with both a…

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Wednesday October 10th, 2012

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DIY Project: Leather Plant Hanger


Everyone in the Design*Sponge office is jumping up and down because we just had some beautiful BIG plants delivered today! We can’t wait to show you how everything is shaping up, but right now, we only have plants on the brain. Last week, I created a simple tiered design for multiple plants, and today I’m thrilled…

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Wednesday September 26th, 2012

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DIY Project: Geometric Painted Wall

As someone who loves wallpaper but hates the physical act of wallpapering, I feel indebted to Alecia Stenseth for showing me a fantastic alternative for decorated walls. Alecia was inspired by a wall in designer Kelly Wearstler’s beach house that was featured in Elle Decor, so she decided to create a similar geometric pattern on…

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Thursday November 10th, 2011

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diy project: salvaged barnwood headboard


Lately we’ve been getting more requests for furniture DIY projects. Luckily this awesome tutorial from Sarah Torrence of 508 Restoration & Design for a salvaged barnwood headboard landed in my inbox, and was just too pretty to pass up. Due to their size and the amount of use they receive, headboards can be intimidating, even…

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Wednesday June 15th, 2011

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diy project: tripod camping stool

In honor of this month’s outdoor theme, why don’t we build an old-fashioned camping stool? First of all, have you seen modern folding-tripod stools? They are ugly as sin, and your grandpa would be ASHAMED if you bought one. With the help of some hefty dowels, a little hardware and a piece of leather or…

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Wednesday March 23rd, 2011

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diy project: matt’s woven leather stool

diy project: matt’s woven leather stool

I’ve been doing a fair amount of home cleaning lately, and I think when it’s all over, I’d like to reward myself with one of these beautiful woven leather stools. Matt, the immensely talented craftsman behind Wood and Faulk, created this versatile little stool with simple tools and a few raw materials. I love the luxurious,…

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Wednesday December 23rd, 2009

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diy project: maria’s zebra console

diy project: maria’s zebra console

this diy project is part diy, part before & after inspiration, but since we’re closing up shop tomorrow for the holidays i wanted to share this today. d*s reader and blogger maria jones came across a “drop dead gorgeous nailhead zebra console table” at horchow for $3000 and fell in love. unable to manage the…

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