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21 Coolest Alcove Beds

21 Coolest Alcove Beds

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer | While you’re impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space. 1. Set up a movie theater. 2. Plant a bunch of these giant allium flowers. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Here’s a very cool personal fire pit you can make for less than $25. Perfect for s’mores night. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. Comments comments

Food Librarian Broken Glass Jello Ever since I made the 5-layer Jello for Valentine's Day, I've been craving Jello. Recently, my friend gave me great notecards from JustJennDesign. On her site, she has a recipe for Broken Glass Jello. Broken Glass Jello (Adapted from JustJenn) Printable Recipe Here 4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jell-O or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors. 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don't get evaporated milk) 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff) For each flavor, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Please note: Only add 1 cup of water to each box of colored Jello. After chilling the four flavors, cut them into small blocks. Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan. In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. Cut into blocks or shapes and serve! Thanks JustJenn for this fantastic recipe and inspiration!

8 Tips From a Master Renovator It doesn’t take maximum money to make maximum impact in your home. Hollywood interior designer Nicole Sassaman, who recently completed her hundredth home renovation, says that all it takes are a few savvy design ideas to add value to your home—no matter your budget. The home-flipper extraordinaire, author of the new book "100 Sassy Tips: Renovations," believes in reusing and repurposing whenever possible. “I don’t want to cry over what I don’t have,” she says. “I’d rather ask, ‘What do we have?’ because that’s how you create things no one else has.” Here, Sassaman shares some of the most budget-friendly (and high-style) design sense from her book so you can save some cents—and save yourself the headache of a total renovation. To see the slides in one long list, click into the slideshow and select "list view." View Slide Show

Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » Welcome to Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels: projects to get you off the grid, a collection of awesome do-it-yourself projects from Instructables.com! The Instructables editors have chosen some of our best do-it-yourself off-the-grid projects to educate and inspire you to make great things with easily-available tools. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Since August 2005, Instructables has provided easy publishing tools to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, skills, and ideas.

These 10 Home Libraries Are For People Who Really, Really Love Their Books (PHOTOS) As lovely as it can be to come home to a good meal and good company, there's really nothing like coming home to spend some quality time with a good read -- especially if it's in your very own library. And whether you're a newspaper in the morning kind of person or someone who's constantly growing their classics collection, it's difficult to argue that these libraries from our friends at Porch.com are anything but where literary dreams meet decor dreams. Where could you see yourself getting lost in a good book? Nothing makes books pop like sleek white bookshelves. Porch.com For a classic look, deep tones and rich woods are the way to go. Porch.com No need to take an entire room with fab modern shelves like these... Porch.com

How To Make Your Own Home-Made Vanilla Extract Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Today’s post is a super-easy and fun way to make a vanilla extract. You will need – 8oz vodka 6 vanilla pods (organic is best of course) Put the pods in the vodka and leave in a closed, labeled bottle / jar for six weeks. That’s it! Notes – 1) Making this extract should of course be done by an adult or with adult supervision as there is alcohol involved. 2) Important – this is not “Vanilla Vodka”. 3) To make sure no-one else attempts to take a swig, please don’t use the original vodka bottle for your extract! 4) As this is a natural home-made herbal product, the final strength will not be “standardized” and so the amount needed may be different from that called for by recipes.

30 Design Ideas to Make Your Small Bedroom Look Bigger by Micle Mihai-Cristian | Bob Vila Nation interior design By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Oct 30, 2012 If you are looking for inspiration on how to decorate a small bedroom, prepare to be overwhelmed with fantastic ideas. After publishing these contemporary bedroom design ideas guaranteed to “rock your world”, these charming Swedish modern bedrooms and these holiday-inspiring ocean-view bedrooms, it is time to have a look at practical solutions for small homes. For today we gathered 30 photos of small bedroom interiors, each of them displaying a clever layout. So take your time and go through each and every photo from the list below, analyzing details and slowly configuring your dream bedroom. You're reading 30 Small Bedrooms Ideas To Make Your Home Look Bigger originally posted on Freshome. The post 30 Small Bedrooms Ideas To Make Your Home Look Bigger appeared first on Freshome.com. Visit Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine »

11 awesome things to make using empty wine bottles Since you're a student we're guessing you've got some empty cans and bottles lying around. Just a hunch. Well, whilst those beer cans might be a bit of a lost cause, turns out your wine bottles may be ripe for reusing. That's right, it's the craze that's sweeping the internet (or as a lot of people like to call it, Pinterest) and it's all about turning your rubbish in to functional, beautiful stuff. In the case of wine bottles you can make art, light and even water your garden. Freshers Fields is back for 2013! 1. Simply wash them out, soak the labels off and stick in some sweets to make a colourful, and tasty, counter filler. 2. With a bit of clay and some bits and pieces of your choosing you can turn that dull mass-produced bottle into something worthy of display. 3. Trying to find something to do with those fairy lights in the months after Christmas? 4. This one is pretty self explanatory. 5. Want something a little more niche? 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Or why not go all out?

Reader's home I am pleased to present a fabulous renovation of a reader's home today. This one I can relate to. Interior designer Sary's home looks about as narrow as mine (12') which is quite a design challenge. Sary essentially redid every surface - the walls, ceilings and floors. I loooove the bench/tv stand/book storage unit Sary and her father built (in an afternoon with just a nail gun, using wood she had pre-cut at Lowes) that extends from the living room into the dining space. Next, a couple photos from the powder room located just behind the dining room. And lastly the kitchen, which had a drop ceiling (that was removed), awful cabinets, countertop and flooring (all replaced). CONGRATS Sary!

Painted Wood Wall Art | Via Salvage Love Photo: Claire Ferrante of Little Dog Vintage Materials: -2 pieces of MDF 30 inches x 24 inches and 1 centimeter thick which equals one piece that is 60 x 24. I bought two pieces because I assumed when I attached the wood strips, they would end up being heavy and it would be easier (and safer) to hang them next to each other as two separate pieces -approximately 100 pieces of wood various sizes and depths -7 paint colors. -bag of sponge paint brushes -sand paper -Liquid Nails (this stuff is pretty amazing) -table saw. Time: This is definitely a time consuming project. Cost: paint- 7 / 7.25ML cans of paint -$24 2 pieces of MDF- $24 sponge brushes- $5 Liquid Nails- $3 sand paper- already had some wood strips – free! Total Cost: $56 for materials (I was lucky to not have to pay for wood. With the help of my wonderful father and his table saw, we got to cutting the strips of wood.

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