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Wednesday March 26th, 2014

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DIY Project: Upholstered Door

Design*Sponge | DIY Project: Upholstered Door

When I moved into my circa-1910 row house in Brooklyn, all the doors were original to the building except one: the door to our home office. This anonymous-looking hollow-core door was totally out of sync with the rest of the house. So after some consideration I decided to turn lemons into lemonade and just embrace…

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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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Thursday February 5th, 2009

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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Wednesday March 19th, 2008

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2008 diy winners: 1st place!

after 500 entries and thousands of votes, the 1st place winner of the 2008 d*s diy contest is….drumroll, please….kirsten’s vintage suitcase petbed! kirsten’s creative petbed took the lead from day one and held strong throughout the entire contest, coming in with a sizable lead. i’ll have to admit this was one of my personal favorites…

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Wednesday October 10th, 2007

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chair love

it’s diy wednesday so i’m kicking things off with a fun reader project. sometimes it’s amazing what a little fabric can do- designer shannon lowry recovered a vintage chair in a bold black and white fabric from ikea and boom! it instantly looks fresh and fun. with cushions like these that have a simple shape…

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Thursday September 6th, 2007

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d*s reader natalie hansen is one talented lady. she loved this ava green fabric from repro depot so much that she bought five yards of it and reupholstered her living room chair in- by herself! i’m not much of a seamstress (not one at all really) so i’m always in awe of anyone who can…

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Thursday June 21st, 2007

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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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