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Colorful Wood Stains

Colorful Wood Stains

Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to their wood tones with great colors for the outdoors. Their stains have been developed to stand up to sun, […]

DIY Kitchen Island

DIY Kitchen Island

It’s amazing how versatile an $8 Ikea lack table can be. I spotted Kyle Freeman’s DIY kitchen island on Apartment Therapy last year and I still think about how clever he is. He used extra strong, double-sided foam adhesive squares to attach the Ikea lack tables together. Once the heavy […]

iPhone 4G now iOS4: Expect More Amazing DIY Apps

iPhone 4G now iOS4: Expect More Amazing DIY Apps

We’re currently following the Apple World Wide Developers Conference live on gdgt as Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone 4G which they’ve called the iOS4. It’s new technology in both software and hardware. The

Adding Depth & Character With Wallpaper On The Ceiling

Adding Depth & Character With Wallpaper On The Ceiling

I know, I know, I have a thing for putting weird stuff on the ceiling — which is why I was SO EXCITED to see a link pop up in my Twitter stream about someone actually doing what I’d previously thought about. Money Hunters on the DIY Network apparently had […]

Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

Bamboo Block Countertops from Teragren

While admiring my friend’s kitchen in her apartment over the weekend, I gushed about her butcher block countertop. She politely corrected me that her counter was, in fact, bamboo. One company that is spot-on with the bamboo trend is Teragren. They offer an alternative to traditional butcher blocks checkerboard patterns […]

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

There are tons of eco-friendly paint options out there now, but some DIYers are taking it one step further by making their own paint. The easiest type of paint to make is by using something everyone has in their kitchen – flour! Wheat flour is the most popular kind to […]

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

Whenever the weather gets warmer and there’s a couple of clear-skied hours in the forecast, I get an itch that only one thing can scratch. A can of spray paint. I have a love affair with spray paint. And not in a weird, huffing illegal substances kind of way, nor […]

Chicken Cribs: The Next Design Frontier

Chicken Cribs: The Next Design Frontier

I’ve been hearing a lot about chickens lately. This post over at Design*Sponge got me thinking about the rising popularity in tending to our own gardens, growing our own food and now raising our own flock. I don’t have a yard but I would love to be able to raise […]

DIY Home Security System

DIY Home Security System

There were numerous do-it-yourself home security systems showing at the National Hardware Show but the solution from Swann stood out to us. We have never used it but the 4 Channel Security Recorder Kit with Internet Viewing & 3G iPhone Connectivity sounds like a great system. We really like the […]

How To Replace A Broken Window Pane

How To Replace A Broken Window Pane

The only time I’ve ever inadvertently broken a glass window was when I locked my brother out of the house during dessert. He was so angry he tapped on the glass until I’d let him inside. Needless to say I didn’t let him back in and he knocked until he […]

Enjoy a Pest Free Summer with a Screened Porch

Enjoy a Pest Free Summer with a Screened Porch

MINI Track recently contacted us regarding their do-it-yourself porch screen solutions. We love spending time outdoors in the summer but sometimes the little buggies can get too much and its nice to enjoy lunch/dinner in a screened porch area without worrying about flies and other pests. Here’s a testimonial from […]

TechShop is Betting on a DIY Revolution

TechShop is Betting on a DIY Revolution

Yes, you can take courses and learn home improvement skills at Home Depot and Lowes or if you’re lucky enough a DIY Academy or something similar is in your city. A new kid on the block, TechShop is hoping to take the DIY mentality even further and expand rapidly and […]

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]

Easy-to-Make Glass Ball Chandelier

Easy-to-Make Glass Ball Chandelier

I can’t get over how easy and amazing this do-it-yourself chandelier was that Small Notebook created – for only $70. They got the idea from the smart folks at Readymade. Here’s what you need: 18 4-inch glass bubble balls from CB2 ($2 each) 4 cord sets from IKEA ($4 each) […]

3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

3 Simple Steps to Patio Appeal

I asked my dear friend Bryan Tomczuk, owner of Bryant Landscape Design in New York City, how the heck he can make tiny Manhattan balconies look like such lush outdoor spaces. Not all of us can afford a penthouse garden, but I still wanted to know what those homeowners request […]

Solution For A Sagging Sofa

Solution For A Sagging Sofa

What I love most about the blogosphere is how you can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. While perusing one of my favorite fashion reads, Fashion Is Spinach, the delightful Ms. Spinach shared an ingenious solution to her sagging sofa cushions. She had bought a mid-century wood frame […]

Delicious DIY Furniture

Delicious DIY Furniture

This do-it-yourself pallet bench from Casasugar caught our eye. The rest of this gallery is also amazing!

Vertical Gardens Are Here!

Vertical Gardens Are Here!

You heard it here first when we called this trend coming to the States! A Cup of Jo spotted San Francisco florist Flora Grubb’s vertical DIY panels. Here’s what they say: You can buy 20″x20″ trays that contains 45 slanted planting cells to support plants and soil once mounted on […]