Post Tagged with: "DIY"

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.

Stop Losing Nails and Screws

Stop Losing Nails and Screws

We’re always on the lookout for tools that make our life easier and the Magnogrip magnetic wristband seems to fit the bill. The wristband attaches via velcro strap and the enclosed magnet is strong enough to hold nails, screws, drill bits and fasteners. We’d save a lot of frustration from […]

Give the Gift of Home Improvement Help This Season

Give the Gift of Home Improvement Help This Season

A curious sector of society actually enjoys doing taxes. In fact, they do it for a living. They are called accountants. I do not understand them. I can’t relate to their passion. I break into a cold sweat when they unexpectedly call in April with grave news. But, alas, they […]

Build Your Own Skate Ramp

Build Your Own Skate Ramp

It was the summer of 1988 and Steve Alba and Christian Hosoi seemed to be on cover of every Thrasher magazine. My days were spent hanging out at the local skate shop coveting the latest deck from the Bones Brigade and devouring skate videos featuring my favorite skater, Lance Mountain. […]

How To Lay Down a Mean Caulk Bead

How To Lay Down a Mean Caulk Bead

Featured writer Deren S. Monday wants to pass along 4 DIY skills to his kids. The first was building a fence that rots before it falls. The second is laying a caulk bead properly. I never appreciated the wonders of caulk until adulthood. I thought caulking was as simple as […]

Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

Build It Yourself: Cyclone Dust Collector

Over at Lumberjocks you can peruse a ton of user submitted projects. Most of them are woodworking. Some masterpieces and some questionable but all home grown. This homemade cyclone dust collector caught our eye as it’s a unique problem solving tool that many builders would love to have in their […]

7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

7 Tips to DIY Carpet Pulling

Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can do it by yourself, it’s a lot easier, and a lot less heavy, if you bring in at least […]

Marie Know’s Home Improvement

Marie Know’s Home Improvement

Scrap Wood to Awesome Table

Scrap Wood to Awesome Table

Re-Nest turned us onto this amazing DIY table built from scraps of wood gathered from an industrial area of decaying buildings. With the help of some friends a little know-how this table is now ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner for 10. Only tools needed are: a table saw, a circular […]