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IKEA Hack...Card File Drawers. At the moment, amongst other things, I’m working on a totally new room makeover at my hive. It’s a little space I’ve not shared previously. I can’t wait for the final reveal though with a little pair of hands constantly clutching at my pant legs (with an accompanying unresistable “pick-me-up” whine), let’s just say progress hasn’t exactly been fast, so as with pretty much everything else nowadays, I’m not holding my breath ’til it’s done.

Anyhoo, part of the makeover involves some new shelving and to pretty them up, whilst adding some handy knick-knack storage, I wanted some cute old mini card file drawers. They are relatively plentiful (if you have patience and know where to look – eBay, oldware stores, etc.) though in many cases buying some requires a deep pocket reach and, if you know me, you’d know I’m just a bit adverse to that kinda thing. I’m sure you’ve all seen them before – they’ve been the victim of many a good (and maybe a few unfortunate) hacks. Crème de la Craft | DIY projects made from everyday objects. I have burlap fever! I love the rustic and earthy look of burlap, which is why I've held onto empty rice bags, eager to upcycle them with a DIY project. Best of all, most burlap rice sacks already come equipped with a zipper closure, which makes these throw pillows an easy-to-make, no-sew project. I also love the colorful print on the bags, giving them a vintage feel. So paint it, stuff it and enjoy your new throw pillows!

Materials: Burlap Rice Bag (~$15. They may not be available at all supermarkets, but check your local wholesale store and stock up!) Steps: • Cut handles off of the bag. • Apply masking tape if needed and paint your desired pattern onto the bag. • Run thread through the button and knot it to secure in place. . • Run the needle through the center of the bag and pull it out from the back. . • Stuff the bag with cotton batting or old shirts and close the zipper. Clever Leather Book Shelf.

A Tweed Pouf Ottoman - an Easy Chunky Knit. Yippee! It's time for another chunky knit. When I started teaching knitting locally at Common Threads, I wanted to pick a project that would really catch the eye, but was easy enough for beginners. I thought a knitted pouf was perfect. I found a free pattern for a pouf on Pickles, a beautiful Norwegian yarn company–their pouf pattern is named Puff Daddy. It is beautifully done with their new Fat & Happy yarn, which looks amazing though a tad on the pricey side for me.

Pickles' pattern was straight-forward and easy to follow, but not detailed enough for my liking and for teaching purposes. Pickles uses 1 strand of their Fat & Happy in their latest Puff Daddy pattern. Yarn Requirements: 12 x 6oz/170g (106 yds/97m) Lion Brand Yarn Thick & Quick Needles: Size 19 (15mm) Gauge: 6.25 stitches and 11 rows across 4 inches of garter stitch. Pouf Measurements: 24" diameter, 14" high. Directions: Cast on 42 stitches (instead of Pickles' 35) and knit in garter stitch for approximately 50 inches. Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas! » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: curbly-original, Roundup, Craft, DIY. Curbly-Original I don't know about you, but my craft supplies tend to find themselves shoved into boxes and bins without any rhyme or reason.

One of the items on my ever-growing list of things to do is to tackle this organizational mess. I mean, it's utter chaos! Applying a few (or all) of these brilliant craft room storage ideas would definitely be a step in the right direction. If your craft supply situation is similar, read on! 1. If you aren't lucky enough to have an entire room dedicated to crafting, consider utilizing closet space! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

What are some of your favorite methods for keeping your craft supplies organized? Tagged : Curbly-Original, Roundup, Craft, Inspiration, eye candy, storage, organization, Craft Room, repurpose, DIY. Ducks Of Su Casa « Main Page News « Su Casa. Ducks Of Su Casa Main Page News One Response to “Ducks Of Su Casa” » A duck by any other name… / Between Reviews says: March 1, 2012 at 6:44 am [...] To get your very own Su Casa Duck please click here: Su Casa Ducks [...] Search by Department: Quick Links Living RoomDiningBedroomBarDecor About Us Our StoryLocationsOur Policies Follow Us! Su Casa & PAD Copyright 2013 Website developed by: CRE8 Solutions. Instant Granite, Granite film, peel and stick granite. How's it Hangin'? A Flop Tutorial. I know some of you still have snow on the ground, but for us Floridians summer is already kicking into high gear. And summer means flip flops.

Yep, we southern girls have 'em for everything: casual wear, evening wear, 'flops with heels, 'flops with big poofy flowers glued name it. They're cheap impulse buys, so it's easy to accumulate a whole mountain of flip-flops in a single season. But say you don't like the "mountain" storage method. Say you need to get your mound o' 'flops off the floor and into a tidy system, but are limited on space. Well, how about this? This was my no-cost solution last year: a left over curtain rod mounted on two shelf brackets, and lots of modified hangers. Now, the fun part is the actual hangers. First, grab a handful of the flimsiest metal hangers you can find in your closet. Cut off the bottom section of the hanger like so: You may need to score the metal with the pliers and then snap it with your hands. Now, to be honest, you could just stop here. Ultra-Compact Interior Designs: 14 Small-Space Solutions.

How do you fit an entire houseful of furniture and possessions like beds, books, desks and all the clutter of daily life into a tiny space? With brilliant compact furniture designs and storage solutions that take advantage of every inch of available space. These efficient furniture sets, organizational ideas and other small-space solutions make it easy to fit lots of function into studio apartments, lofts, tiny houses and other small spaces. Drawer Stairs (images via: kim vallée) Here’s a brilliant way to increase storage space in an incredibly small room: make the stairs into drawers. Normally, the space beneath a set of stairs is just empty, but why should it be? Ultra-Compact Studio Apartment Set (images via: design wagon) Think you don’t have room to sleep, lounge and store your possessions in a tiny studio apartment?

Bookcase Bed (images via: yanko design) By day, it’s a decorative bookcase offering little storage cubbies on a small section of unused wall. (images via: Industrial Side Tables. Decorative Window Film, Stained Glass Window Film, Privacy Window Films, Etched Glass and Frosted Glass Film - Wallpaper For Windows! Home Cinema furniture you cannot buy anywhere (HCfycba)

Introduction: Space is tight in a small condo, so I wanted some slick and small TV-furniture to go with my home cinema stuff. There are some options readily available, but they are either rather expensiv or just don't perfectly fit my needs. So I thought about how I want my set up to look like and went to work.

My main focus was to make the "furniture" slim so that it doesn't extend into the living room so much (it gives the room a larger appearance) and it shouldn't look like a piece of "off the shelf" furniture. I wanted it to become a design element of the room. I hope this is not getting too long or boring, but I went with the photo instructable rather than the step-by-step type just because I forgot to document the project properly. Picture 1: The complete set up for watching TV.

Picture 2: The complete set up from the left side, just to give an impression of how slim it got. Picture 3: The set up for watching movies. Picture 6 and 7: This is the upper shelf. Old Faithful Shop — Products. 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. 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. Alas! Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Materials fabricwhite or yellow chalkmeasuring tapeyard sticksquarescissorssewing machinethreadiron and ironing boardgogglesear plugsladderpermanent markerDacronair compressorstapler (preferably long-nosed)3/8″ staplesstaple removerplierscardboard tack stripyarn or string Don’t forget to check out Upholstery Basics: Tool Time to learn more about the tools we’re using today. Here’s the room before I got started. Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What A Difference a Day Curtain Makes: Window Treatment Basics. Previous image Next image I recently decided to make a curtain for our living room. In a typical display of indecisiveness I spent several weeks choosing a fabric. I ordered it, it came and I was raring to go until I realized I actually had more decisions to make: what kind of curtain? How long?

Before you start, here are some questions to consider: • what are you trying to accomplish: add to the aesthetic? When I was deciding what kind of curtain (yes, singular, we only have one window!) In the end, I decided on a pencil-fold look at the top with hidden tabs in the back. There are dozens of different kinds of window treatments, but below are the ones that are most commonly found on Ohdeedoh. Rod Pocket See It In A Room: My Room: "Monkey". Online Tutorial: Design*Sponge Tab Top See It In A Room: Penny Lou's Ode to Mary Blair Art. Online Tutorial: Purl Bee Roman Shade See It In A Room: Madeline's Surprise Makeover Online Tutorial: Quackadoodle Valance Grommet What Does It Look Like: My Room: Liam. Silver Leaf Dressers. I love the glam factor that mirrored furniture can bring to a room! My Rhode Island client and I were really hoping to get a little of that glam into her bedroom. Unfortunately, mirrored furniture is really expensive - even the cheapy stuff from Target or Pier 1 was cost prohibitive in this project.

When I found this image from House Beautiful, I was inspired to look into getting mirror custom cut to fit a boxy and inexpensive dresser. That also turned out to be completely out of our price range (several hundred dollars for just the mirror for each dresser). So, we were on to Plan C! We both thought the silver leaf was a good alternative and decided to take the plunge. Once home, each dresser was lightly sanded over the chipped parts and then given a coat of chocolate brown paint (Ralph Lauren's 'Galvenized'). The gilding size acts as the glue that holds on the leaf. There are many types of metal leaf. Here are my best tips for gilding: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Snowflake Curtain. Today I'd like to properly show off the snowflake curtain seen in the background of my star photo from yesterday - and showing off is absolutely the right phrase as I am dead chuffed with how it turned out!

The story behind this bit of Christmas craftiness is that we're switching from curtains to blinds in our kitchen, and currently have empty windows with the curtain rails and hooks still in place.... I've always loved making paper snowflakes to stick on the inside of our windows at Christmas but our current flat has such old single-glazed windows that we get terrible condensation, making paper snowflakes a no-go. A snowflake curtain seemed the obvious solution :) The basic idea behind this is super-simple, but it does take some time! I'd heartily recommend it as a way to while away a winter evening or two, and if you've got kids you could get the whole family involved making snowflakes and put the final display together yourself. Home Organization Ideas: Up and Away. Make a Pretty Pouf Ottoman. Chicken Wire Chandelier | {} Who would have thunk, that chicken wire could be used in so many ways! We all saw it re-used mainly in frames, but did you see this luxurious boutique chicken hotel?

Those chickens live the dolce vita over there, lol. And there is Ashley, she just took a whole wall and covered it in chicken wire! I could imagine hanging all my high heels on there;-) Then I discovered chicken wire at the Dollar Store and found one of those wire clothe hangers in my closet and my chandelier-idea was born. - Chicken wire - Wire clothe hanger or just craft wire - Hanging tomato planter (we just need the round wire and hanger) - Moss, tea lights, small birds/butterflies, magnetic chandelier crystals, wood branch - Pliers, glue gun 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

-We are half way done- Now we have to attach the tea lights, to make it a real chandelier. 1. 2. 3. 4. This is kind of hard to explain, but if you look at the pictures, it should be clear. And this is it! Total time: ca. 2 hours Total cost: $1 Have fun! See you soon, Contact. DIY Sputnik Chandelier. I've always dreamed of having a gorgeous sputnik chandelier, but they are usually on the smaller side and in the many thousands of dollars.

I had planned on investing a little bit more of the house budget on the dining area's light fixture because it would be basically the first thing you'd see when walking into our apartment. I wanted big and beautiful. After deciding to buy the Gossip Girl sconces, I had sort of eaten up my lighting budget and needed to figure out something very inexpensive for the dining room. I thought the ubiquitous IKEA Maskros (which means dandelion in Swedish) might be a good base for a DIY sputnik. I had some help from my Mom and Dad, who were in town visiting at the time. It's a pretty simple project, with not a lot of tools required. Like almost all IKEA products, the Maskros comes disassembled. I used a clear (making it easy to find the center) plastic cup with a 2.5" base to trace a circle on each of the flowers. On the florettes.

Bottle!) Tutorial: How to Make a Modern Coffee Table with a Wood Pallet. Guest post by Luisa of Happy Serendipity blog. Hi there! Im Luisa and I blog at and Im happy to be here today showing you how I designed and constructed our new coffee table. Its a real low-budget project for which I didnt need much and that took about 3 hours of work. What is needed: 1 euro-pallet from a supermarket (they throw those away anyway so I got mine here for free)2 wooden plates in the right size for the top and bottom2 square timbers8 connecting boltsa grinding machinea power drilla box full of tools and screwssome paint and 4 wheels (not in the picture) I placed everything how I wanted it to be then screwed 4 screws into the plate to connect it with the pallet.

That was pretty easy. Then I placed the square timbers where they belonged and fixed them with the connecting bolts. After that I took some time to mend some parts with the grinding machine. I decided on a dirty white paint with a turquoise doily pattern as a highlight. But the result was pretty. Snowflakes DIY Idea. Rugs from Recycled T-Shirts « The Chawed Rosin. T-shirt latch hook rug tutorial. Driftwood mobile. IKEA Hackers.

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