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Wednesday October 5th, 2011

Wednesday September 28th, 2011

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diy project: homemade cutting boards

This project couldn’t come at a better time for me; just this week, I decided to toss out my crummy old plastic cutting boards and exchange them with more durable wood ones. Kate of Centsational Girl has created a fantastic, easy tutorial for how to make your own custom cutting boards of any size and…

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Wednesday May 25th, 2011

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diy project: wood bud vase and salt dish

diy project: wood bud vase and salt dish

I canʼt deny I was a little hesitant with this monthʼs Design*Sponge theme of flowers. Sure, I have some houseplants around, but when it comes to flowers – Iʼm usually mowing over them. Though, to fully embrace Mayʼs theme, I started thinking… What would I make my Mom for Motherʼs Day in a kind of…

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Wednesday May 11th, 2011

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diy project: vintage trophy coat rack

diy project: vintage trophy coat rack

This project has made me so enamored of old trophies that I may have to devote an entire Treasure Hunting post to them, although I’m not sure I could top this re-purposing idea. When paired with a nicely finished piece of hard wood, the shiny metallic trophies actually look modern and . . . classy? Not…

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Wednesday October 20th, 2010

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diy project: gilded acorn charms

diy project: gilded acorn charms

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. The colors and textures of the materials that come with the season never cease to inspire new project ideas for me, and I find myself returning to those materials again and again. These wooden acorns are a quick no-frills project. They might come in handy for…

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Wednesday August 25th, 2010

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diy project: sconce glass centerpiece

diy project: sconce glass centerpiece

we have an abundance of useless sconces in our apartment. they are a pain in the neck to turn on and they provide illumination for about six inches of a small hallway leading to our back door, but the kicker: they’re ugly. in fact, if i hadn’t been walking through my local salvage yard and…

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Wednesday June 30th, 2010

Wednesday May 26th, 2010

Wednesday May 5th, 2010

Thursday April 8th, 2010

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spring floral how-to from janie of jmflora

spring floral how-to from janie of jmflora

i’m a sucker for beautiful flowers, so i couldn’t resist the chance to share a fun floral how-to this morning. janie medley at the bride’s cafe and jmflora specializes in beautiful wedding flowers, and offered to share a fun how-to that’s perfect for spring (and doesn’t require a wedding). janie knows the way to my…

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Wednesday March 10th, 2010

Wednesday February 24th, 2010

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diy: test tube vase

diy: test tube vase

i’ve been on a mission to bring more green things into my home – growing more plants and visiting my local flower shop more often! even though it’s been a trend for a while, i still can’t get enough of science-y stuff (beakers, test tubes, etc.) in the home. so for this simple project, i…

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Wednesday December 23rd, 2009

Wednesday December 16th, 2009

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diy project: embroidered logs

diy project: embroidered logs

these embroidered logs are inspired by the charming lino prints of hugo guinness. i wanted my father’s christmas gift a “portrait-through-objects” (he loves gardening and he always loses his glasses). do not be dissuaded by the power drill; these are super easy to make. they are fast and enjoyable, a good movie time or rainy…

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Monday December 14th, 2009

Wednesday December 9th, 2009

Wednesday December 2nd, 2009

Wednesday November 11th, 2009

Wednesday October 14th, 2009

Tuesday September 15th, 2009