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Book Cover from a Vintage Painting DIY Jun 14 Here is a project I put together where you can make a journal or sketchbook out of a thrift store painting. It is a really simple process and gives a big payoff–a really special journal or sketchbook. It’s one of those projects that the first time will take you 25 minutes and then every time after will take about 10 minutes. These make very special gifts to give friends or just keep to yourself. Materials Needed: Painting on canvas (I get mine from thrift stores), Paper Source book kit (I used this one), pencil, bone folder, exacto knife, a large brush , archival glue , ruler, and a cutting mat. Step 1: Remove the canvas from the stretchers by cutting along the border with an exacto knife. More instruction after the jump. Step 5: Turn the canvas over (if it is easier) and measure out 7/8″ from the top of the book board and the bottom, then cut along your marks. Step 12: Next lightly brush glue onto the top flap and tightly fold it over.

Fantastic Easy Hairstyle for the DIY Bride/Bridesmaid {Sunday Beauty School} I know I talked hair last week BUT I just have to share this with you! Being a straight and rather flat haired girl myself, I have tried every which way to bring a little bit of curl into my life with limited success. I’ve bought heated round brushes, velcro rollers, curling tongs in various shapes and sizes, those foam bendy things, rags (Victorian chic don’t you know) and heated rollers. But none have given me the curls I crave and most of them have damaged my hair. But, the other day, I was indulging in a little pinning on Pinterest. Here is a before and after shot of a girl who tried it out and was so pleased with the results she blogged about it. And click here for the original YouTube Tutorial by Maria from ‘The Lipstick Diaries’. I’m not sure I’d describe these curls as Vintage, they seem more boho to me but nevertheless I just love them & will no doubt be sporting them in the very near future! Enjoy: And here’s my results >> Apologies for looking so sleepy!

Clever Corner DIY Solutions Posted by ScrapHacker.com on tisdag, augusti 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment Let creativity sprawl into each and every corner of your home – literally! Narrow corners are surprisingly often overseen and deemed ”impossible” to make something out of…Challenged by this ‘fact’ (further enforced by the lack of pre-made corner solutions from furniture retailers) I thought I’d gather a bunch of corner D.I.Y ideas proving the ‘corners are impossible’ notion wrong… DIY from ‘Craftaholics Anonymous’ – TUTORIAL HERE D.I.Y from DesignSponge – TUTORIAL HERE Pics via here & here Pics via here & here Pics from StellaBleuDesigns Corner table/shelf DIY Ideas, clockwise from top left: Stacked table DIY idea spotted here, red table spotted here, green DIY corner table from Martha Stewart & lastly naturally clever design from PelleDesigns, spotted here With those ideas in mind, I hope you feel inspired to inject some love and functionality into a forgotten corner or nook around your house.

How to- Pin Curls | Pin curls are one of the easiest most fuss free ways to get curls and they are a personal favorite of mine. They take very little time to put in and can be styled in many different ways. There have already been a whole lot of tutorials on the subject, Super Kawaii Mama did a great pin curl video here: after a lot of requests I thought it was about time I did one too ^_^ *edit* I have added a video which includes me taking them out at the bottom too. What you will need for this particular pin curls tutorial: PinsCurl spray or hair sprayScarf (optional)Hair ties (optional)Brush So start with clean hair and make sure that there are no knots or tangles. Section your hair in half so it’s easier to work with. Start from the top and grab a small section of hair. Spray your section with the curl enhancer: Starting a little way from the end, twist the hair back on itself to form a loop: This is where you want to be in the end:

The Best Couch Ideas For Your Home This collection will help you to find the best couch for your home. Photo 2- Try Out These 3 Easy Nail-Art Designs Feb 21, 2014 Five exquisite manicures designed by nail art devotee Sally Singer are captured as fanciful still lifes by regular Vogue and T Magazine photographer Raymond Meier. Conceived for NOWNESS in collaboration…read Dec 24, 2013 If you, like us, are having a really hard time deciding which winter nail trend to lean into for your New Year's Eve look, we've got some pretty exciting news.

TetraBox Light by Ed Chew Liquid to Light Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space. Designer: Ed Chew 10 Ways to Wake Up Gorgeous | The Fashion Spot - StumbleUpon image: Getty Sometimes looking in the mirror first thing in the morning can be… challenging. Messy hair, dark circles, puffy face. 1. Bad news for stomach sleepers. The average head weighs 7 to 8 pounds—that’s a lot of pressure to be putting on your face night after night. If you just can’t sleep on your back, try sleeping on your side with a body pillow. For those of you who are fortunate enough to be back-sleepers, try throwing an extra pillow under your head. 2. Long gone are the days of sitting around waiting for sticky strips to whiten your teeth. 3. What better time to sleep with comfy socks than winter? If you’re a deep sleeper, you can also apply lotion to your hands and wear gloves while you sleep. 4. Wearing Frownies—which you would never wear in public—while you sleep helps prevent lines and wrinkles around the eye and mouth areas. 5. Piling hair on to the top of your head with a soft hair tie (scrunchie, anyone?) 6. 7. 8. 9. You heard us. 10.

Home-Dzine.co.za | diy | do it yourself projects around the home | floating shelves from holloe-core doors You can build these contemporary, floating shelves for displaying collectibles, photos or books from lightweight, inexpensive hollow-core doors. They're strong, too. No one would believe that they’re made from plain, old lightweight and inexpensive hollow-core doors. You will need: - Hollow-core door - Masonry screws and plugs - Circular or jigsaw - Timber for cleat - Drill - Wood Chisel - Hammer - Brads - Wood glue - Spirit level Here's how: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Summer Hair Braid Trends - StumbleUpon Braids, pleats, or plaits—whatever you call them, we're absolutely loving all things twisted in hair this season. Beautylish brings you the three hottest braid trends this season and three easy braid DIY tutorials to replicate the look yourself. Who needs a headband when you can make one from your hair! We're loving this European, Heidi-inspired front braid that you can style into an updo or wear with your hair down. See how easy it is to give yourself a plait with Imogen's tutorial. It's easy to give your braids a little extra something with ribbons, flowers, bows, and any other accessories you can think of. The fishtail braid (or Herringbone braid) became a popular trend among celebrities and fashion mavens this year, and we too adore the sea-inspired style.

Free Woodworking Plans to Make an Entry Way Locker System Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. hair tutorials After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It's really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let's get started! Start with a large, square scarf. I like my vintage silk scarves because they're soft and not bulky. Fold one corner to the other to form a triangle. Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again (but not all the way to the edge, because you want it to be a little thicker). Put the scarf around your head with the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf (the part where you can see the folds) is against your head. Tie it in a loose knot at the front. Tuck the ends behind/underneath the scarf. Done!

Planning Guide: Kitchen Remodeling Kitchen designed by Chris Novak Berry and Emily Castle, Brooksberry & Associates. Photo: Alise O Kitchen makeovers remain popular as homeowners continue to invest to create a warm, stylish, comfortable, and efficient heart of the home. In addition to improved aesthetics and organization, kitchen remodels also hold reasonable resale value. Though aesthetics are important, the driving remodeling force is functionality. Planning Your Best Kitchen Today’s kitchens average 200–300 square feet and are increasingly part of an open-floor plan. Here are some key points to get you started: How will you use the kitchen? Stop the clutter. Think about efficiency. • The Work Triangle. • The Work Station. Stick with a Budget. As for budget breakdown, the NKBA Kitchen Planner notes that you can expect cabinetry and hardware to run about 29% of your investment, appliances and ventilation can be 14%, countertops typically run 10%, and installation is about 17% of the total project cost.

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