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Wine bottles=Christmas display

Ahhh…aren’t they pretty now…..here’s what I did…. I gathered 3 bottles…1 was a bit taller than the other 2… Tea Light Wall Art. This is my featured post this week over at moms fun money!

Tea Light Wall Art

So I was on Pinterest the other day, when I should have been completing one of my other projects, and came across this. I had no plans to do this project soon, but I knew I had to do it! Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART ! I love to wake up on a lovely Fall morning…before everyone else is awake.

Garage Sale Frame = My favorite piece of ART !

I sneak downstairs–make some coffee, grab a granola bar and the paper and hit the streets—looking for garage sales. I LOVE it! DIY News, Photos and Videos - Stylelist. Home Design, Decorating and Remodeling Ideas and Inspiration, Kitchen and Bathroom Design. DIY Idea: Make Your Own Tufted Headboard. Diy wednesdays: wine bottle candle holder. Regardless of how crazy our lives get, we always need to spend time with friends and family. we’ve recently started hosting a regular sunday dinner at our apartment, where we invite a couple friends over to hang out, catch up and eat some homecooked food. all these guests mean a lot of empty wine bottles. but instead of recycling them, we decided to recycle a project we posted last year. using the same technique we showed you to make the bud vase trio, we simply cut these bottles at different heights to create a bunch of new vases, and some great new candle holders. and there it is. an entire tablescape for next sundays dinner. click here for the full project instructions, or just click “read more” below. have fun!

diy wednesdays: wine bottle candle holder

Derek & lauren editor’s note: i just wanted to extend a big congratulations to derek and lauren on their new book, show me how: 500 things you should know: instructions for life from the everyday to the exotic! It’s full of fantastic practical advice- check it out here!

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Paint. Light. Diy wednesdays: scrap lumber coffee table. Since we just got back from a wonderful trip to savannah, (congratulations again grace and aaron!)

diy wednesdays: scrap lumber coffee table

This week’s project needed to be super easy and super quick—something we could crank out after working all day at the shoppe. looking around our apartment, we spotted a scrap piece of walnut that we had picked up at a neighbor’s sidewalk sale a few days before we left. we had no idea what we’d do with it, but we’ve learned to never say no to pretty lumber. a quick trip to the hardware store for legs and paint, and voila, we’ve got ourselves a lovely new coffee table. have fun! Derek & lauren. Abigail’s cork trivet and coaster set. Ac and i are still unpacking and adjusting to being back in brooklyn so i wanted to kick off today with a slew of diy posts- some from the contest and some from our craft editors and one from well-known store owners. today we’re starting with abigail neal and her beautiful reclaimed wine cork trivets and coasters. abigail was one of our diy contest finalists and her cork trivet set was a big hit with several of my friends, many of whom have tried to replicate this on their own already. but thankfully today abigail is sharing her (simple!)

abigail’s cork trivet and coaster set

Instructions for finishing this great diy project. simple, sweet and eco-friendly, this is a great project to tackle if you’ve got leftover corks around the house and want to create something custom by recycling materials. click here for the full post or just click “read more” below. thanks abigail! Reclaimed Cork Trivet and Coaster Set. Upholstery basics: upholstered walls, part 1. When we gathered here last time, we turned an uninspired coffee table into a boxed ottoman, and January brought us boxed cushion sewing.

upholstery basics: upholstered walls, part 1

This month, I thought we’d think inside the box for a change and tackle one of the biggest upholstery projects to cross my path: upholstered walls! About a month ago, I moved into a house that my hubby and I have been renovating for over a year. There’s still a lot left to finish, but my current project is transforming the master suite into a serene, shimmery boudoir. Upholstery basics: wall upholstery, part 2. Thanks for joining me again as we wrap up wall upholstery and enjoy the finished room.

upholstery basics: wall upholstery, part 2

If you’re just joining us, be sure to refer to wall upholstery, part 1 before reading on. Last time, we padded, stretched and stapled our walls. Now it’s time to sew, glue and assemble our way to the finish line. Maggi’s minimalist oak desk. Today’s first diy project (of 4!)

maggi’s minimalist oak desk

Belongs to brooklynite maggi pattillo. she created this simple but stunning desk with a few boards from lowes and a whole lot of crafty-ness. her instructions are easy-to-follow and make for a fantastic weekend project if you’re looking to create a custom desk area. click here for maggi’s instructions or just click “read more” below. [thanks, maggi!] Maggi’s Minimalist Oak Desk Materials: * two 6-ft. oak boards cut into two 5-ft. long sections and two 5-in. long sections * three 4-inch metal L brackets * stud finder * electric drill with drill bits and screwdriver bit * twelve 2 in. long wood screws * (optional) tung oil. Diy wednesdays: catch-all shelf. There’s nothing better than emptying your pockets as soon as you get home after a long day, but we find that we leave little piles of change, keys, and bills all over the house unless we have a designated place to put them. this ubiquitous wooden magazine holder from ikea turned out to be the perfect catch-all shelf for our stuff, and all we had to do was put a coat of stain on it, turn it on its side and mount it in the corner of our entryway. problem solved!

diy wednesdays: catch-all shelf

CLICK HERE for the full project and instructions or just click “read more” below. happy crafting! Derek & lauren. Recycled cardboard kitty pad. In honor of a brand new year, the common ‘material’ for this month’s projects will be a theme: new year’s resolutions! We all make them, we all break them, but you have to try right? This week’s resolution is “waste not, want not”. every few months i purchase my cat a scratch pad from trader joe’s and he loves it…but if you look closely, it’s just a box full of corrugated cardboard! Why spend the money when i can use all my old shipping boxes (from december’s online gifting spree) to make him a stylish scratch pad for free?

Morgane’s drawer hangers. This fun diy project comes from berlin-based d*s reader (and molecular biologist!) Morgane rouault. when she’s not busy with her job in research science, morgane like to draw, work with pottery and sew all sorts of craft projects. so i was thrilled to hear from her about this fun DIY project she recently finished- a wall hanger installation that uses boards designed to look like drawers (you could use real drawer fronts as well). morgane was kind enough to share her full project instructions with us, so i hope you’ll enjoy her project!

Thanks, morgane! CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump! [have a diy project you'd like to share on d*s? Sewing in a Straight Line. DIY Design Community. Fabulous free printables. Look to inspire. Painting the Cabinets. Here are the details of how we painted the cabinets. Step 1: We removed the doors, hinges, and knobs.

Step 2: We filled any holes or dings with wood putty. Knotted Pillow Cover. Our Dining Chairs. Since I broke one of our dining chairs while using it as a step stool I thought it was a good opportunity to show you what I did to update them in the first place. I found a set of four of these chairs at Goodwill, and I loved the caned back and the shape of them. The cane on the back was in really good shape but they were smelly, dirty, and the fabric wasn't very pretty. Here is a before shot: Wood Handle Purse {Tutorial} Let me tell you how long I’ve been wanting one of these purses! I found one on Etsy and while totally worth every penny, I just couldn’t justify buying one when I had everything to make it on hand except for the handles.

So yesterday I bit the bullet and finally made it and I am in love! The supplies: Chambray fabric, lining fabric, fusible fleece, handles (on clearance at Joann’s for $3.97-score!). Diy Burlap Fabric Planter. House of earnest. Your home for all things Design. Home Tours, DIY Project, City Guides, Shopping Guides, Before & Afters and much more.