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Wednesday September 5th, 2012

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diy project: shades-of-blue ombre chair

Tights, furniture, hair — ombre fades are everywhere! I hope the trend continues; I think everything could benefit from a little ombre experimentation. I love the three-tone fade on this ombre dining chair tutorial from Jesse Dresbach of Nine Red Design. Jesse has a knack for brining modern techniques to found pieces of furniture — you may…

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Wednesday April 20th, 2011

Wednesday September 29th, 2010

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diy project: halligan’s chalkboard globe

diy project: halligan’s chalkboard globe

I have wanted a vintage chalkboard globe for quite a few school years. Unfortunately, I could never afford one and they are hard to come by. Even these beautiful reproductions are pricey! Today I’m sharing a quick and cheap way to get the look with out the hunt or the price! — Halligan CLICK HERE…

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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: 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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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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