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diy project: maria’s zebra console

diy project: maria’s zebra console

this diy project is part diy, part before & after inspiration, but since we’re closing up shop tomorrow for the holidays i wanted to share this today. d*s reader and blogger maria jones came across a “drop dead gorgeous nailhead zebra console table” at horchow for $3000 and fell in love. unable to manage the…

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Wednesday October 14th, 2009

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diy project: casey’s wallpaper file cabinet

diy project: casey’s wallpaper file cabinet

casey at fossil (who is responsible for these great sneak peeks!) sent over this fun office-related diy project. looking to spruce up her drab file cabinet, casey used new handles and a wallpaper sample and a little mod podge to create a chic home-office friendly file cabinet. file cabinets are definitely an area designers have…

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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 30th, 2008

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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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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Wednesday March 5th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: the contact paper cure

diy wednesdays: the contact paper cure

we’ve always got a stash of woodgrain contact paper laying around, because it’s endlessly useful for all sorts of decorative and crafty projects. we’ve covered everything from file cabinets to refrigerator doors to gift cards with it, and we’ve also lined the cupboards and drawers in our kitchen with the stuff. it’s super cheap and…

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Wednesday February 6th, 2008

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diy project: quick dresser update

diy project: quick dresser update

julia paulino yenicag of belle vivir and coco vintage furniture sent in this fun, easy diy project. lord knows i’m always trying to think of ways to spruce up my remaining ikea furniture and julia thought of a great way. she picked up an embossing metal sheet (easy found at stores like dick blick and…

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Tuesday October 30th, 2007

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netto inspired diy

d*s reader summer sent in this fun diy project she finished recently. “i bought a dirty, ugly cabinet off of craigslist for $20 and refinished it ‘david netto style‘. when i cleaned it, it turned out to be solid teak, but i thought the white body would look really great in contrast to the teak…

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Wednesday August 15th, 2007

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ms. martha

as much as i hate her tv show, i can’t get enough of martha stewart’s craft projects. during my search for bamboo chairs i somehow ended up at this page of martha’s site which details 6 different projects for used (bentwood) chairs. i love the long bench of chairs and the tall, leggy console table…

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Friday June 15th, 2007

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amy butler love

after the rocking chair post a bunch of you emailed to ask what the amy butler fabric would look like on a mid century chair. as luck would have it, d*s reader lori sent in a photo of the green colorway on a lovely vintage chair. so, if you’re curious, here’s a good idea. i…

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