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LOOKING for more DIY play kitchens? Click here for a roundup with lots more projects, photos and ideas, including a DIY toy workbench for a little boy! And if you like this post, Subscribe to Green Your Decor for more DIY projects and green ideas! I like to think of myself as pretty crafty. I often see items in a store and think of a way (or find a tutorial) so I can make it myself.
How To: Make a Chalkboard Fridge Like Danny Seo's We first blogged this last year... But we didn't actually include the step-by-step instructions on how to make a refrigerator into a chalkboard. We tracked down Danny Seo's description of exactly how he did it here: Danny Seo: Simply Green - Questions Answered: How'd ya do that? • Chalkboard paint • Magnetic chalkboard paint
Last night I was trying to sort through a file on my computer where I put all of my pictures that I take off of my camera’s SD card. I figured it was about time to do some sorting and purging since there were over 3700 pictures in that one file (yikes!)
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/randygormshelf.jpg?w=600&h=450" width="600" height="450" alt="randygormshelf.jpg" /> Randy Sarafan writes: The nice thing about IKEA furniture is that it is cheap and easy to hack.
I have just finished a cabinet- I bought it from Allegro (like Ebay). This cabinet was imported from either Holland or Germany. Here is the before:
When the time comes for new nightstands, it seems almost impossible to find attractive ones in pairs, especially while thrifting. This inexpensive solution takes care of things by using a desk instead, with a few modifications of course. Want to see what this desk looks like today? There are some projects you just have to have a vision for and this one from Sugar Bee Crafts is one of them.
This wardrobe is actually a secret entrance to a playroom. The owner of the house had the wardrobe and figured he might as well add a touch of magic to the house for a pretty amazing result. This reminds me of an apartment I once visited in San Franciso.
So many things! If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Where possible I have mentioned the original source, but unfortunately too many do not. If you are the original designer for any of the furniture below, please let me know so that I can add your details. Make furniture for your home
Amy Hughes is an editor at This Old House, so it's a given that she knows her stuff. She's also the author of Salvage-Style Projects and, as an old friend of Apartment Therapy (we did a House Tour of her apartment), she's kindly sharing a full project from the book. It's a sneak peek at Amy's brand of salvage-style and everything you need to know to create your own version of her faucet handle towel rack… Use Faucet Handles to Make a Towel Rack from Salvage-Style Projects Creamy white faucet handles can double as stylish towel or robe hooks. All you've got to do is mount the old porcelain beauties on a board — I used salvaged barn siding, but any scrap wood will do — and hang the assembly on a bathroom wall.
Materials: Ikea Bravur wall clock, small old round table, black lacquer, adhesive, saw, brush Description: I became fascinated with the "DIY" madness. For a long time I wasn't interested in the Do It Yourself attitude, I never thought something could be done using old furniture or knick-knacks. I was only interested in the things of design. But now I got the taste.
I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces. So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room.
Oh my goodness gracious!!! I haven't been THIS excited about a project since my ladder laundry rack ! (Well, the mom cave is pretty exciting, too - but that's not done yet!
30 Days 30 Things Here we create one product per day out of discarded material. Our goal is to design beautiful and useful things for 30 days in a row. For everyone who collaborates and sends us their project, the blog will be extended for one day. Find trash, be creative and post your masterpieces!
Do you have some pallets or pieces of them that you don’t need anymore? Don’t just throw them away. There are lots of ways you can use them and turn them unto something original, original and very useful. Here are some examples that might help you. Feel free to improvise and don’t forget to use your imagination. Tables and desks