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Wednesday May 25th, 2011

diy, fleamarkets by 15

brimfield 2011: diy + decorating ideas

While Brimfield is an amazing place to pick up antiques and vintage home decor, it’s also a great place to find decorating and do-it-yourself ideas. One of my favorite things to do while walking around the show is snap pictures of clever booth decorations or upscaled vintage items that I can replicate in my own…

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Wednesday April 27th, 2011

Wednesday March 23rd, 2011

diy, kate pruitt, treasure hunting by 47

treasure hunting: chairs

The second installment of Treasure Hunting tackles something a bit larger than keys, but as someone with an incredible weakness for chairs, I couldn’t resist. Whenever I visit thrift stores or yard sales, I inevitably come across a chair that captures my attention. There are various design details to lose yourself in when looking at…

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Saturday March 5th, 2011

Wednesday February 16th, 2011

artwork, diy, kate pruitt, treasure hunting by 74

treasure hunting: keys

I’m so very excited to introduce Treasure Hunting, a new monthly column for DIY Wednesdays. If you’re like me, you can often be found browsing the aisles of thrift shops, scouring the tables at flea markets or haggling over prices at yard sales. Sometimes you inherit a random item unexpectedly, or perhaps you walk past…

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Friday April 9th, 2010

Friday April 2nd, 2010

Wednesday September 30th, 2009

Wednesday September 9th, 2009

diy, diy projects by 19

diy idea: “framed” wall map

diy idea: “framed” wall map

maps have always held a special place in my heart- especially vintage maps dealing with bodies of water. so when i heard from d*s reader kimba of a soft place to land, i was excited to see her map-related diy project. kimba found an affordable large-scale map of the united states and decided to use…

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Wednesday February 4th, 2009

diy by 13

diy idea: vintage pant hangers

we’ve got some great diy projects coming up today, but i wanted to kick things off with this great diy idea from art director jeff perky. jeff had decided to use vintage pant hangers to use as impromptu frames. i remember o at home magazine doing this last summer but it’s cool to see it…

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Thursday October 2nd, 2008

Wednesday April 16th, 2008

Wednesday January 23rd, 2008

diy, diy projects by 57

diy project: letterpress block wallhanging

diy project: letterpress block wallhanging

before we get started with today’s diy project from lauren and derek (which will go up at 1:30), i had to add this wonderful project submitted by andy beers (you may remember his incredible sneak peek from last month). andy created this incredible letterpress block wallhanging in his office using blocks he found at a…

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Monday September 10th, 2007

Tuesday July 31st, 2007

diy, diy projects, furniture by 46

craft project

craft project

when i get bored i like to do little craft projects around the house using leftover fabric or paper. one of my favorite things to do is use wrapping paper to line drawers, cabinets and closets. i thought my dresser drawers could use a little snazzing up to go with our new quilt so i…

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Wednesday July 25th, 2007

accessories, diy by 18

sale finds

yesterday i had a meeting near rockefeller center and the lure of an anthropologie sale around the corner was too much to resist. i confined myself to the home section and spent a good 45 minutes trying not to buy all of the cookbooks and colorful hooks they had. i found this colorful tray and…

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Monday April 10th, 2006

diy, interior design by 8

chalkboard magic

i’m always surprised and thrilled to see how crafty you guys are! d*s reader estella was inspired by the new french bull designs we talked about last week and decided to draw them on her own chalkboard wall at home. i just had to share- i love seeing the results of inspiration. great work, estella!

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