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Wednesday June 9th, 2010

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diy project: portable sun shade

diy project: portable sun shade

i’ve been thinking about public spaces a lot recently for numerous reasons, but mostly because the issue of public space always pops into mind in nicer weather. after months of abnormally cold temperatures, my neighborhood is finally getting warm sun and i want to enjoy it! i know a lot of urban dwellers have no…

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Wednesday February 10th, 2010

diy, diy projects, kate pruitt by 110

diy project: valentine lightbulb

diy project: valentine lightbulb

i know a lot of people find valentine’s day to be a commercialized, over-hyped, pressure-cooker of a holiday (um, take it easy with the chocolate aisles, drug stores). in my mind though, valentine’s day is great because such little things can make huge statements on this romantic day. pretty much any act of kindness carries…

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Wednesday January 13th, 2010

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make your own chandelier

i’m a huge fan of lindsey adelman‘s work, and count myself among the group of people out there that are slowly saving up money to buy one. until that day comes, i was so thrilled to hear from kate that lindsey has posted a link to a step-by-step guide to creating your own industrial-style chandelier….

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Thursday July 2nd, 2009

Wednesday November 12th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s ceramic planters

diy project: kate’s ceramic planters

i have opened up my collection of old knick-knacks to a world of possibilities with a wonderful gizmo: the multi-purpose drill bit for use on ceramic, porcelain, glass, tile, etc. they come in various sizes and allow you to drill holes in bowls, plates, cups, pots, you name it. having noticed a depressing lack of…

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Wednesday May 28th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s cork lamps

diy project: kate’s cork lamps

ever since i saw one on a bedside table in domino magazine, i have been in love with and searching for vintage cork lamps. they are hard to find though, and often pretty expensive, so i finally decided to try to make one! i was looking for bases that had a nice modern shape, and…

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Wednesday April 30th, 2008

Wednesday April 2nd, 2008

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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 March 26th, 2008

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diy project: kate’s industrial framed sconces

diy project: kate’s industrial framed sconces

today’s second diy project is from 2008 diy contest finalist kate dixon. kate created these fantastic framed sconces using inexpensive outdoor sconces from home depot. i love the endless chances for customization here- you could use decorative frames (or maybe even groupings of painted twigs and branches) and all sorts of wallpaper, gift wrap and…

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Wednesday March 19th, 2008

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2008 diy winners: 4th place

i’m thrilled to announce our first diy contest winner of the day. fourth place, and a hearty congratulations, goes to angie johnson and her george nelson inspired jewelry case! angie was inspired by this classic george nelson piece and created an affordable diy version that was a crowd favorite from the beginning. i’m so honored…

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