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Project – Book Illustration Cubbies. Well hello there - if you love design, vintage and artisan goods, you've come to the right place. Make sure you sign up for Design Marchand updates via Facebook or Twitter - join us for the hunt! Closets are great places to experiment with surprise design pops as your closet is all about you. No pretense. No house guests. Oilcloth Tables. IKEA's Cork Trivet 12 Easy, Clever or Colorful DIY Ways. Got a few bucks and a few minutes this weekend?

IKEA's Cork Trivet 12 Easy, Clever or Colorful DIY Ways

Pick up a couple of sets of IKEA's HEAT Trivet. A simple circular cork board, it's not what it is, it's what it could be, as evidenced by these simple, affordable and fast DIY projects that could transform a wall and add a little function to a space, too. At only $2.99 for a set of three, you can grab as many as you might need to brighten up your space. Pictured above: DIY Custom cork board IKEA hack for your entryway is a tiny punch of color and a way to organize your life a bit.

Seen on Oh Everything Handmade. Decoupage light switch plates. When your walls are painted a dark color, what do you do with the white outlet covers that become so obvious?

decoupage light switch plates

The walls in our living room are this deep slate gray which makes the random white switch plates dotting each wall really stand out {and not in a good way}. Someone suggested painting them to match the wall color, but I was a little concerned that the paint would not adhere well to the plastic {has anyone tried this? Pretty (graphic) little table.... This little table is solid....i mean it is really heavy. they just don't make furniture like they used to. that is why i love finding old's just made better, no particle board, no veneer and they almost always had dovetailed drawers, like this one does. and i love being able to find something ugly, see the potential and make it beautiful and cool!!!

pretty (graphic) little table....

The table started out looking like this kinda ugly. the owner had painted it a dull, dark green. Upholstery basics: how to make a lampshade. Diy rope bowls. So it's been a while since i've posted anything remotely crafty lately...i suppose i must be getting lazy (technically lazy-er). anyway, i saw this cute bowl on craftgawker over the weekend so i decided to make my own-with my own tutorial 'cause i need the practice anyway right?

diy rope bowls

Anyway, it's a pretty simple process, it's actually really similar to my recycle magazine bowl but with rope instead. basically just glue, wrap, glue, wrap, etc, etc. DIY Accessories. Chain Reaction Various chain necklaces in silver and gold help give new meaning to recycled glass.

DIY Accessories

Use jewelry or glass glue to secure the chains to plain glass bottles, outlining shapes, positioning as letters and numbers, or creating other simple designs. You can also remove the pin from the back of a plastic flower to create a truly three-dimensional design. When the glue is dry, prime the bottles and paint with high-gloss paint. White creates a simple look, but other colors like cobalt or yellow are stunning and trendy. How to Make a Moss Topiary Tree. Spring Break Memory Keeping. Double Dose of Spring DIYs! Here are two spring inspired DIYs using moss! Hope you enjoy. Supplies: Moss mat, cork coasters, Mod Podge. Pantry Supplies: Scissors, paintbrush. First, paint a thick layer of Mod Podge on the top of the cork coaster.

Then, lay it face down onto the back of the moss mat. The next project is a simple flower pot necklace. Supplies: small wooden flower pot (check your local craft store in the wood section!) Pantry Supplies: Paintbrush, scissors. First, glue both ends of the chain to the inside of the pot. Dress found at a second hand store. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Hanging String Balls. Budget-Friendly DIY Projects. Budget Art Turn ordinary items into gilded art.

Budget-Friendly DIY Projects

Arrange gold seal stickers intended for envelopes and official documents in rows on solid-colored paper to create easy modern art. Or group house numbers -- both old and new -- inside a picture frame. Anthro-Inspired Mirror. You all know we love a good Anthropologie knockoff around here – so a couple of days ago when I was browsing online I came across this mirror.

Anthro-Inspired Mirror

Oh I definitely need that. Hold the presses – did that say $498??? Huh. We can do better than that. :) So after scouring the thrift shops, cutting myself on mirror glass, and overcoming an unreasonable fear of Mod Podge, here is my version! DIY Heart of String. 52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home. Make-up Magnet Board. 7710_32da.jpeg (JPEG Image, 435 × 3307 pixels)