Tag Archive: tools and hardware

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DIY Project: Create A Cleverly Hidden Button Cover

Sometimes you've got to wonder what goes through the mind of a builder when they decide to place a thermostat right in the middle of a wall, creating a permanent "eye-sore" that's impossible to avoid. This also goes for many of our utility buttons (

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Shedding Light On A Great Home Office Idea

I believe one of the beauties of art is the ability to shed light on new ways of looking at things; more so, when those things are fundamentally ordinary. Take the proverbial garden/storage shed, usually overheated and crammed with soiled and dusty garden and building tools,

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What Renovations Have the Best Resale Value?

Who doesn't love a "head's up" when it comes to saving money? Our friends at eLocal.com share a very helpful quick-guide infographic illustrating what renovations have the best resale value, and how we can and should be

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DIY Curb Appeal: Create A Welcoming Botanical Archway

Inspiration is everywhere, and, to my delight, while walking my dog Klunkers today, I discovered a plethora of wonderful "curb appeal" ideas throughout my entire neighborhood. Namely, I was drawn to these welcoming botanical archways,

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Scrumptious Secret Spaces

C.S. Lewis had the imaginative vision to place a lion, a witch, and a secret world within a wardrobe, of all places. With a little ambitious creativity (and a budget surplus) any of us can make this a possibility in our own homes

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DIY Project: Make Your Own Garden-Leaf Stone

Mother nature is a clever girl. Take a little stroll outside in a garden, park, or right in your own backyard and you'll see why. With a multitude of colors, textures, sights and smells ranging from dynamic to dainty, there's always that temptation to possess and

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Blogs We Dig: Design*Sponge

Ever had that "ooooh!" kind of sensation, that flash of excitement and inspiration...creatively speaking? I sure did when I happened upon today's "Blogs We Dig", Design*Sponge. Founded by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonny, the prolifically

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Room For Squares For Your Spaces

I'm not sure what it is about wooden boxes, but I get the feeling I'm not alone in thinking they're so totally cool and exceptionally charismatic. The more worn and labeled the box, the better. There's no wrong answer here, and because of their natural stashing capabilities and stackable shape, the ideas and options are endless when it

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Wabi-Sabi Not-So-Perfect Planters

Isn't it a relief to know that we don't have to be perfect? This is especially true when applying the use of wabi-sabi design...the art of imperfection. No need to alter or correct the natural state of an object like tin, copper, or wood.

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Outstanding Outdoor Bathrooms

When anyone mentions the idea of an outdoor bathroom, I immediately recall the image of Sir Richard Branson, on his private Necker Island, outside enjoying the warms ocean breeze, waves crashing against the rocks, sitting on his "throne" whilst donning a king's crown.