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Wednesday July 29th, 2009

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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 15th, 2009

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Wednesday February 11th, 2009

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diy project: anneli’s rag pillows

diy project: anneli’s rag pillows

this fun project comes from d*s reader anneli martin of bird and lard. anneli had an old bed linen and a duvet cover that she didn’t want to throw away, so she cut them into one inch strips and crocheted these two giant floor pillows. i think the result is fantastic, and definitely a great…

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Thursday February 5th, 2009

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Wednesday July 9th, 2008

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diy project: back chair cushions

diy project: back chair cushions

some of my favorite types of seating are those that require hanging back cushions- which can be difficult to create and upholster on your own without a little instruction. thank goodness d*s reader shelly leer sent me this fantastic link to a tutorial on curbly created by user modhomeecteacher. click here to read their great…

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Wednesday April 23rd, 2008

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diy project: jane’s patchwork chair

diy project: jane’s patchwork chair

today’s second diy project comes from the incredible pool of entries we received this year in the d*s diy contest. based in the netherlands, jane schouten is a phenomenal graphic designer and artist who has a seriously impressive portfolio full of incredible textile-based projects (really, it’s a must, must see). jane’s beautiful doily-bowl was a…

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Thursday April 17th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: potholder project

diy wednesdays: potholder project

as you might have guessed, our apartment is quickly becoming somewhat of a diy wednesday showroom. it’s been so fun filling our home with our little crafty projects, but one room that we’ve unintentionally neglected has been the kitchen. so we were really excited when we stumbled upon some vintage fabric in the craft bin…

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Wednesday March 26th, 2008

Wednesday January 23rd, 2008

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diy wednesday: market tote

diy wednesday: market tote

We love totes, so we were thrilled when the powers-that-be recently outlawed plastic bags in our fine city. It gave us all the more reason to liven up our trips to the farmer’ts market with a fun hand-sewn carryall. We remembered seeing a bag like this in an old craft book, so we scooted on…

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Wednesday January 16th, 2008

accessories, diy by 9

paper pony + amy butler

i’m woefully behind on my daily reading of raya carlisle’s beautiful blog, paper pony. raya is due to have her first baby soon so i was excited to see she’s still posting and crafting from her lovely california home. raya recently posted these beautiful apron and napkin projects from amy butler’s “in stitches” book. i’m…

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Wednesday January 9th, 2008

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Thursday June 21st, 2007

diy, furniture, textiles by 39

ta-da

after a lovely lunch (at lovely day) with the ladies of hable i purchased a yard of “fig” in chocolate to reupholster (well, staple gun) my rocking chair. thank you to everyone for their two cents on the fabric project. i’m really happy with the results, and i think ac will like it, too.

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