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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.

IKEA Hack...Card File Drawers

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. So, rather than cash, I thought I’d spend some creative energy instead and concoct my own.

Easy solution….just turn the drawers around. DIY projects made from everyday objects. I have burlap fever!

DIY projects made from everyday objects.

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. Clever Leather Book Shelf. A Tweed Pouf Ottoman - an Easy Chunky Knit. Yippee!

A Tweed Pouf Ottoman - an Easy Chunky Knit

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. Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas! » Curbly. 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.

Eye Candy: 12 Brilliant Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas! » Curbly

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. 2. 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 [...]

Ducks Of Su Casa « Main Page News « Su Casa

To get your very own Su Casa Duck please click here: Su Casa Ducks [...] 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. 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?

Ultra-Compact Interior Designs: 14 Small-Space Solutions

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. 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.

Home Cinema furniture you cannot buy anywhere (HCfycba)

There are some options readily available, but they are either rather expensiv or just don't perfectly fit my needs. 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.

upholstery basics: upholstered walls, part 1

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. What A Difference a Day Curtain Makes: Window Treatment Basics. Previous image Next image.

What A Difference a Day Curtain Makes: Window Treatment Basics

Silver Leaf Dressers. I love the glam factor that mirrored furniture can bring to a room!

Silver Leaf Dressers

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! 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!

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! 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.

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. Snowflakes DIY Idea. Rugs from Recycled T-Shirts « The Chawed Rosin. T-shirt latch hook rug tutorial. Driftwood mobile. After sharing the whale shower yesterday, it’s only fair that we do a quick followup and show you how to make the driftwood mobile.

But first, you should know something. I love driftwood. It’s the perfect combo of natural, weathered, and beach (all looks I love). IKEA Hackers. Main Ingredient Monday – Paint Stirrers. I am really loving this new feature 'round here. Really, any reason to scour pinterest and google is fine by me! Before & after: painted sofa.

I admit, I’ve been skeptical about painting fabric to change up the color of a piece of furniture, but I think today’s first Before & After from Stella Poore of Mon Petit Studio may have changed my mind. Having snagged this incredible sofa for only $25, Stella decided to take the plunge and paint it black to achieve a nice modern/classic style mix. She was equally dubious, but after sourcing a list of materials online from Fabric Bliss, she decided to give it a try.

How To Create a Quick, Cheap Rug Home Hacks. Reclaimed wood kitchen on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace. How To Make Your Own Freaktasticly Awesome Rug. 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? My DIY Bedside Table! Cabinet DIY completed and tutorial.