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Wednesday September 5th, 2012

Wednesday April 11th, 2012

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diy project: leather & wood trivets

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Around this time last year, Grace, Amy and I went to check out the “McMasterpieces” show curated by Sight Unseen as part of NY Design Week. We loved these pieces by Alissia Melka-Teichroew; they not only inspired one of our projects for last year’s summer newspaper, but they’ve been haunting me ever since. I love the…

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Wednesday June 8th, 2011

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diy project: ikat print pillow

Bold, graphic Ikat fabrics in bright colors are the perfect way to ring in summer, but sometimes, they can be hard to find and too expensive. However, with this awesome DIY project from Elizabeth Chaffee, we can all make our own budget-friendly Ikats in any color we want! Cutting the stencil may require a bit…

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Wednesday March 2nd, 2011

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diy project: stenciled floors

diy project: stenciled floors

I’ve always loved the symmetry and flow that patterns provide, but finding an actual pattern in the form of a stencil that I would want to use on my walls or other places in my home is a bit difficult. Most arts and crafts stores carry about five different stock patterns. Though there is a…

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Wednesday September 29th, 2010

Wednesday September 22nd, 2010

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diy project: laurie’s herringbone wall design

diy project: laurie’s herringbone wall design

I have a small entryway that’s been screaming for attention, but I’ve procrastinated fixing it up because frankly, I’m stumped for ideas. This wall design from Laurie has me feeling thankful that I dragged my feet; my sad little entryway is about to experience the magical healing power of herringbone! Every decision Laurie’s made elevates…

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Wednesday August 11th, 2010

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diy project: jewelry bust

diy project: jewelry bust

this is the second installment of jewelry storage projects, and this version is for people who love to show off their sparklies. i was very inspired by the lovely bust statue in this article from an old copy of the sadly discontinued blueprint magazine, but i wanted to create something a little more compact and…

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Wednesday September 30th, 2009

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Wednesday April 23rd, 2008

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diy project: faux top-stitched leather desk

diy project: faux top-stitched leather desk

with so many fantastic entries from this year’s diy contest, i’m still poring through them and sharing some of my favorites that didn’t make the finals. this project from jason halstead was a favorite of mine because it combines my two loves- before & after makeovers and diy projects. unhappy with his ‘ugly 50s-era sewing…

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Tuesday October 9th, 2007

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wall mural

i love seeing how talented people use their own creativity to create something beautiful in their home. burlington, vermont based artist carin lilly created this beautiful ‘imagine’ mural for her son amos’ room. carin designed the mural and painted it along with her husband, jess. carin based amos’ mural on the work of the late…

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Friday February 9th, 2007

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eames chair project

yesterday’s art project seemed like such a fun idea that i was thrilled to add a project from reader, chris kerrigan. we spoke after my eames chair post and he mentioned that he and his wife had taken on a project of refinishing and repainting a series of eames armchairs. they decided to create unique…

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Thursday February 8th, 2007

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anthro comes home…

it was so nice to see the response to our bathroom project yesterday, thanks so much for all the nice comments. i quite simply can’t paint another bean today so it’s not 100% done but i figured 90% was close enough to share the details. so, here are the paints i used to create the…

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Wednesday February 7th, 2007

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painting…

so today we’re painting our apartment and for some reason i decided it would be a good idea to replicate this wall from an anthropologie catalog in the bathroom. i’m still mixed on it but i’m going to do the whole thing before i flip out too much. so, while our lovely painter angel is…

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