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Oct 25, 2016

Building a Bookshelf From a Single Sheet of Plywood

created at: 03/22/2015

Steve Ramsey's Woodworking For Mere Mortals is one of my favorite YouTube channels. Not only is he funny, he's honest. This is a great example of a simple idea and the challenges you face in the middle of a project.

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Jun 15, 2016

How to: Make a Stylish, Multi-Purpose Wood Roll-Up Tray

Make a multi-purpose roll-up wood tray

I recently saw an image of something like this guy on Pinterest and after many minutes of searching, I couldn't find where I could buy it. So, I made my own! It's a roll-up wood tray you can drape over the arm or cushion of your couch to create a flat surface for all kinds of good stuff. 

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May 13, 2015

Make 'Em: DIY Graphic Tequila Bottle Bookends

Graphic faceted bookends DIY

We took a current trend in graphic design as inspiration and we turned it into a super easy DIY project to create these lively bookends. Read on to make your very own!

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Jun 02, 2014

How To: Make a Simple Wooden Bench

An easy and super affordable way to add some extra seating... 

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Dec 30, 2013

How To: Make Sugared Cranberries

sugared cranberries recipe

My oh my, what to do with all of those cranberries in the fridge left from Christmas dinner? Sugar them!

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Nov 05, 2013

Dinner in Minutes: How to Make Easy One Pan Pasta

One-Pot Paste Recipe

Dear friends: your weeknight meal prayers to the kitchen gods have been answered. A one-fits-all recipe for a delicious dinner with no mess, and no waste. 

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Nov 04, 2013

DIY Idea: Build a Minimal Corner Book Shelf

DIY inspiration: minimal shelf

There's plenty about Scandinavian design that's so appealing and lends itself to a masculine aesthetic: the clean shapes, and classic color combos, etc. And (but?) this book shelf idea though can fit almost any place, modern or not, and that's kinda what I love about it.   

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Oct 28, 2013

How to: Make an Easy DIY Pendant Lamp

This pendant lamp project has a cool retro-spaceship vibe that will work well in all kinds of spaces. And the best part? It's crafted from a less-than-likely material. Guess what it is:

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Oct 21, 2013

DIY Idea: Stacks of Books as Home Decor

DIY Idea: Books as Decor

Attention bookworms:  your reading habits are about to pay off as some low-cost, bold DIY home decor. 

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Oct 18, 2013

Weekend Project: How to Make a Leather Strap Shelf

Leather Strap Shelf DIY

This weekend, whip up a little rustic storage project with a few simple materials and just an hour or two of work.    

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Aug 23, 2013

DIY Idea: Make Leather Cabinet Pulls

Leather and brass pulls by CAMP [http://www.campprovisions.com/product/leather-brass-pulls]

Want to upgrade your cabinets? We got a super easy idea for you that requires only a couple materials.

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Apr 13, 2011

How To: Make Easy (and Masculine!) Painted Silhouette Art

Silhouettes are the stuff of artistic genius. Got a picture of your dog? That's nice. Got a silhouette of your dog? Provocative! A painting of a guy with a beard is quaint, but a silhouette of said beard is instant culture. Ooo, how about one of a political figure? Or the American flag? Okay, that would just be a rectangle, but you get my point.

The best part is that, as these super easy paintings point out, they don't just have to be solid black fill on white, like that one your mom made you sit still for for like two hours while that weird lady shined a lamp on your face. Well, mine did.

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Sep 10, 2010

10-Minute Project: Framed Moustache Art

By Polly Conway, Guest Blogger

created at: 09/09/2010

I'm all for quick and easy projects, so when I visited my friend Derek in Portland last week, I couldn't help but notice some of the new art hanging in his bathroom. These framed moustaches remind me of Victorian hair art, a strange and wonderful fad during the mid-1800's when human hair was used to create jewelry and other mementos. 

 

created at: 09/09/2010

Derek has followed suit and used human hair moustaches for this project, which I think creates a really weird and awesome look. Often used for theatrical productions, they're not all that expensive; you can find a good selection at your local costume shop or online.

Using

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Apr 02, 2010

How To: Super Quick and Easy Large-Scale Modern Painting

NOTHING fills up a blank wall like a large scale art piece. And nothing can cost more than... a large scale art piece.

Unless you're hip to this sweet sweet idea by Nerissa and Pete from the New Domestic. With the help of a bit of extra thin painter's tape, they were able to translate a digital design into an abstract painting with a huge impact.  

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