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Build It With Ana: Floating Shelves

Build It With Ana: Floating Shelves
Build It With Ana: Floating Shelves We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for everyone to take on at home. For those who don’t already know about Knock-Off Wood, it’s a site full of amazing designer-lookalike furniture plans that will save you hundreds- even thousands- if you’re willing to break a sweat and put in a little elbow grease to whip things up on your own. And you know we love that Ana proves that woodworking isn’t only about guys in overalls. Ladies can totally make the sawdust fly just as well. So without further ado, let’s get down to business with the first project that Ana is exclusively bringing to all of our lovely readers. YHL: Hey Ana, so happy to have you dropping in to share a project with us. Ana: Youngsters, I want to hack your entire house. YHL: Sounds like fun. Ana: Beginner. YHL: And how much money should someone expect to spend to build all three 72″ long shelves? YHL: Nice.

Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors DIY Jan 26 by Chiara Alberetti Milott I have to say, Valentine’s Day is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Something about all the pink and red makes me giddy. Here are some sweet little Valentine’s Day favors – made with wax paper, and secured with mini crepe paper flowers on a toothpick. And although I made them with Valentine’s Day in mind, they really could be used for any event, from a baby shower to a wedding. Materials needed: crepe paper, toothpicks, scissors, glue, wax paper, a hole punch (I found the smaller size works better with the toothpicks), and some green paper and white-ink pen for name tags. Step 1: Cut out 5 or 6 crepe paper petals, about 1/2-inch wide by 1-inch height, and follow Jordan’s great tutorial for crepe paper flowers here (steps 1-9 of her Basic Rose Instructions). Step 2: Tear off a 12-inch piece of wax paper. Step 3: Punch two holes, about 1 inch down, and 1 1/2 inches from each side. P.S. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Rok-Bak Chair Like origami, single-sheet plywood projects transform a standard plane into countless 3D objects. Generations of designers have worked within this form, laying out cleverly fitted pieces that make furniture and toys with little or no wasted wood. But can a chair be comfortable, look good, recline, disassemble for compactness and portability, and still be made from just a single sheet of plywood? With a determination borne of frustration and frugality, I set about designing a chair that would meet all my requirements. Somewhere in the middle of seemingly infinite adjustments, I discovered that recliners really are much more comfortable than upright chairs, so I threw reclinability into the mix as well. The Rok-Bak is very comfortable, easy and inexpensive to build, can be assembled or disassembled in a few minutes, and can be stored and moved about easily, taking up very little space. You’ll also need additional hardware and staples.

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The Law of Attraction Centre, London Do you want to feel good and improve the quality of your life, meeting likeminded people in the process? Would you like to empower yourself with a proven, practical approach to life? Whether you're a beginner or have more experience with the Law of Attraction philosophy, these meetings and events are perfect for you. The Law of Attraction Centre is the largest and most talked about community of its kind in Europe which was first established in 2003, with over 1500 groups and events having been held to date. This open-minded philosophy has been described as 'the teaching at the heart of all spiritual paths', and yet transcends any one belief system. Leading teachers Tracy Friend and Michael James run weekly groups both online and in-person. In addition they hold regular workshops where there is the opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience. For more information about the Law of Attraction Centre, please see: We look forward to meeting you soon.

Thrifty and Chic - DIY Projects and Home Decor Fingerprints on the Fridge: Christmas topiary When I saw this photo over at BHG I knew I had to have it. No doubt, it had to be mine. I do love the colors but they wouldn’t go with much in my house at the moment, so I had to improvise. I made a ton of these Santa Jars last year to give Oreo truffles in so I just made another big ol’ one. You can’t really mess this up, red body, white paint for fur, black belt and a silver buckle, last year the buckles were gold. Fate I tell you. ;) Now take your foam ball and heat up your glue gun. (Yes, I do my best work on the kitchen floor.) Looking back on this project I would most definitely spray paint the ball first, you can still kind of see green, oh well live and learn. Glue the top and bottom of the dowel and stick it in the foam ball and the foam blocks and stick it in your pot. The most tedious part was filling in the gaps with the minis, and painting a straight line for the belt when all I had was a large foam brush. Like this: Like Loading...

Hemp pendant lamps Inspired by West Elm’s gorgeous Abaca pendant lamps Super talented Heika DeHart strikes again. These pendant lamps she made of hemp string are genius. Plus, don’t you love how they look with her wallpaper? How to make hemp string pendant lamps Supplies and tools bouncy balls of various sizesclear drying craft glue (about 1 bottle per ball) such as Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Gluehemp string 20lb. weight estimated amounts needed: 16 inch diameter ball—400 yards 14 inch diameter ball—300 yards 9 inch diameter ball—100 yardsplastic gloves (optional)trash bag or small drop clothpermanent markerball inflating needle (available at sporting goods stores or bike shops)light fixture and hardware (Lowe’s doesn’t carry the fixture that Heika used anymore. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Wood Paneling, Wainscot, Wainscot & Beadboard | New England Classic Ever Growing Farm - Page 2 of 91 - Life, Learning & Urban Farming | Ever Growing Farm Local Bite Mini Challenge ::: Week One ::: One Item Welcome to our Local Bite Mini Challenges! Your challenge this week is to pick one new-to-you, locally grown item from the Farmers Market, local Co-op, road-side stand or UPick Farm and enjoy it however you see fit! Local Bite Challenge – Kick Off Welcome to the kick off of the Local Bite Challenge! Local Bite Nerves This whole Local Bite Challenge we have coming up in a couple of days has been in the works since I first had the idea last Fall...which has given me lots of time to plan and design what I hope everyone will consider to be some very cool details mixed with a variety of options and aspects that appeal to… Transitions I'm writing you today from the semi-comfort of a hotel room instead of at my own desk in my home. Local Bite Challenge (An Introduction) We live in a time that allows us to ship exotic items from all corners of the earth to our local grocery stores and sometimes even to our doorstep. This Moment – Spring Weekend

Sugar Bee Crafts: sewing, recipes, crafts, photo tips, and more!: Monogram Mirror Tutorial on how to make a Monogram Mirror on down in this post..... Monogram Mirror - - do you just love it? I do! Side note - - let me tell, it's hard to take a picture of a mirror and show how fabulous it is. I have to admit, the monogram was my husband's idea - isn't he a genius?!? I originally thought I was going to put this on the mantel in my family room, but I just wasn't loving it there. Let me show you how I made this. Supply list: --mirror --hammer/crowbar --board --liquid nail (or hot glue? First grab a mirror (or two) and remove the frame. Put the mirror in a trash sack. Safety note - - I normally let my kids help with my project, but this is not one for kids! Next draw your monogram in the middle of your board. After you've done the monogram area, place all your large pieces. Now comes the grout - don't be afraid - I did this and I'm no pro! I love it in my kitchen. Did I mention I made this for free?? here's to hoping for a win....

Wainscoting: Recap and Reveal Awhile back, it was my grand idea idea to spruce up the living room walls with some traditional panel and picture frame wainscoting – in fact, it was my specific “please, oh please, honey can we please” request for Mother’s Day. I managed to catch the Mister at a weak moment, and with a little charm and a lot of begging, he agreed to take on this project. We started our adventures in wainscoting back in May, and over the course of several weekends, we were finally able to finish, whew ! (dramatically swiping hand across brow) There was some intense labor involved, some minor curse words muttered, a few panel do overs, plenty of cutting, a whole lotta caulking and spackling, and then there was all that priming and painting. I need to sit down, that was exhausting. Here’s the first peek: Our Step-by-Step on Panel and Picture Frame Wainscoting, A Quick Recap: 1) Measure measure measure your walls and map the entire project out with precision ! Spackle caulk caulk spackle. 8. Cool, huh ? Before:

MDS-6AKit2 6 Source 6 Zone Music Distribution Enjoy total control of your house wide audio with this all-in-one music distribution system! The kit can accept up to six independent sources and distribute the music to six distinct locations. 40 watts per channel up to 12 channels. Installation and programming is quick and easy. Feature Using Cat5 cable connecting keypads and amplifier. MDS-6A: 6 Zone Multi-Room Audio Kit - Expands to 6 Sources 12 Zones Distribute Music Throughout your Home, Listen to different music in each room. The MDS-6A is an all-in-one music distribution system that can accept up to six different music sources. Music Control is provided via either the MCS-1A keypads. The MDS-6A offers the installer a Page/Doorbell input jack as well as a Music-on-hold output jack for interconnection of an optional Communications Controller. For large installations with up to twelve speaker zones, two MDS-6A amplifiers can be connected to six audio source components using the Model MDS-PCK 6x12 Patch Cord Kit.

The Technique Zone: Acrylic Paint Transfer Supplies needed: Acrylic dabbers, photocopy of an image, water spritzer bottle, paintbrush, card stock, craft sheet and heat tool (optional) Take the lid off the dabbers and brush the paint onto the card stock, ensure you get a good coverage Take your photocopied image ( remember that you will get a reverse of the image, so don't use bold words), flip it over and place it in the acrylic. Leave to air dry for at least 15 minutes and then if you wish give it a blast with the heat tool Only move onto this step when you are sure your paint is completely dryTake your water filled spritzer bottle, spray the back of the paper no more than two squirts, you don't want it too wet Next start to rub the paper very gently with your finger Keep rubbing and extra spritzing if you need too Eventually you will get rid of all the paper, but it does take a bit of patience as you have to be careful not to wet it too much and rub the image away You can do exactly the same on a canvas