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Wednesday September 9th, 2009

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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 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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Wednesday July 1st, 2009

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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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Wednesday March 11th, 2009

Wednesday June 4th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s wooden portrait

diy project: kate’s wooden portrait

i know there are lots of silhouette projects out there these days, but i thought i could add one more to the mix. this portrait is made of super thin balsa wood that you can cut like paper, and the frame is made from decorative molding. the molding comes untreated in different widths and patterns…

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Wednesday April 2nd, 2008

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diy project: kate’s leaning shelf

diy project: kate’s leaning shelf

today’s final diy project belongs to kate from oakland, california. a finalist in the 2008 diy contest, kate submitted several projects, all of which were winners in my book. for this particular project, kate was inspired by similar narrow shelves she’d seen at big box stores and decided to create something more rustic that fit…

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diy project: bridget’s wood veneer lamp

diy project: bridget’s wood veneer lamp

inspired by tord boontje, 2008 diy contest finalist bridget created this fantastic wood veneer lamp. using old lampshade parts, grommets and a shaped hole-punch she created a truly custom look that would make a perfect weekend craft project. bridget has been kind enough to share her full instructions and material list below so click here…

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Wednesday January 16th, 2008

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diy project: driftwood rack

diy project: driftwood rack

i couldn’t resist adding another driftwood related diy project from jess chamberlain at sunset magazine. i’m tempted to call my parents and see if they can send me some driftwood from the beach at home. the steps are simple so i’ve posted the whole project right here. enjoy! [thanks, jess!] Project: Driftwood Rack Turn a…

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diy project: driftwood shelf

diy project: driftwood shelf

lauren and derek have a new diy wednesday post coming up at 1:30 but i wanted to share another fun diy project from d*s reader susan herr. she bought a fixer-upper cottage on the shore of lake champlain in vermont and was inspired to use some of the beautiful driftwood from the lake’s shores as…

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Wednesday October 31st, 2007

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diy wednesdays: pegboard wall unit

diy wednesdays: pegboard wall unit

this summer when we were building out our shoppe, we were super lucky to have many talented and generous friends around to help. one of them was our favorite master woodsman/metalsmith anand gowda of gravy service. he completely blew us away when he whipped up the ‘cabinet of curiosities” and cash wrap for our store…

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