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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 […]

Flea Market Style, The Magazine

Flea Market Style, The Magazine

Today, the shelter-centered parts of my feedreader exploded with excitement and joy — there was a new shelter magazine released! In the wake of such greats like Domino and Metropolitan Home being discontinued, it seems like a welcome reprieve to welcome a new contender to the ring. So, without further […]

Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

Spend A Little, Gain A Lot

Ah, the housing market. For those of us who have property up for sale, we’re either forced to lower our asking price or take it off the market, crossing our fingers that it’s only a matter of time until it’s a seller’s market once again. Until that happens, it’s important […]

Build-It-Yourself Coffee Table Bench

Build-It-Yourself Coffee Table Bench

Spotted over at IKEA Hacker, I love Melanie’s bench-coffee table contraption. Melanie used an Ikea office bench (in zebra), a Flort remote control pocket and u-shaped tables made from plywood. Here’s how she did it: For the U-shaped red tables, I went to the hardware store with the measurements of […]

6 Tips to Assembling Store Bought Furniture

6 Tips to Assembling Store Bought Furniture

Sometimes ready-to-assemble furniture is a nightmare. And by sometimes, I mean most of the time. Even for a moderately experienced DIYer like myself, identifying parts, trying to understand diagrams and figuring out where the heck part “g” is can be a total hassle. After a recent battle with a Target […]

25 Projects Under $50

25 Projects Under $50

While perusing my usual rounds of shelter blogs, I came across this post from Apartment Therapy’s sister site Re-Nest, giving ideas for 25 DIY projects under $50 and thought I’d pass it along. It’s not often these days that we have an extra $50 to spend (with our son turning […]

Give a Green Gift

Give a Green Gift

If you want to spread knowledge about lessening our carbon impact, give the gift of green. Any item you would buy ordinarily, from food to clothes and even certificates can be given “greenly”. One of the best resources for green gifts treehugger.com. They have a broad range of categories for […]

Amazing DIY Castle Home

Amazing DIY Castle Home

In an incredible display of do-it-yourself ingenuity and sticktoitiveness, a couple in Surrey, England constructed a castle/tudor home. But the kicker is that they did this without the knowledge of neighbors or local building authorities who had repeatedly denied the proper permits to build such a structure. How’d they do […]

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

10 Tools from Apartment Therapy

One of our favorite editors at Apartment Therapy has identified their 10 favorite tools for DIY. It’s a great selection but we’d make the following changes. Replace the hex wrenches with a basic hammer. In terms of use a hammer is much more handy for DIY projects of any size […]

10 DIY Tips for the Kids

10 DIY Tips for the Kids

In the latest issue of ReadyMade magazine which has been redesigned for Feb/March 2010, they share 5 ways to DIY with the kids. 1. Need to straighten art? Take out the level and let your kid eye the bubble. 2. Allow your child to use a hammer to remove nails […]

DIY Christmas Tree Craft

DIY Christmas Tree Craft

In the spirit of DIY Christmas crafts, here’s a very cool looking tree display from Sparkle Labs.