Tag Archive: building materials

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Tasty Floors Galore!

There's no doubt our sophistication for hard surface flooring has grown over the past several years. With countless DIY and design television shows, magazines, and blogs educating us on the variety of materials,

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Architectural Details With A Twist

There's something exciting and inspiring about the unexpected. At first glance, there's a sort of internal surprise party moment that goes off in our heads, exhilarating and still, a bit

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Flavorful Outdoor Lighting

In the world of DIY design, there are so many opportunities for magic to happen. There are no boundaries fenced off by rules or "high-end" standards, just the freedom to create what "feels good".

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Old Desk Turns into New Nightstands

Repurposing is all the rage these days and for good reason. Besides the financial and green benefits, we also see how the creative ideas, like today's "Rad Repurposing" project, underline Plato's insightfu

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Weekend DIY Project: Create A Rollable Ceiling Beam Planter Bench

On a recent trip to New Orleans, I stumbled, or rather, almost tripped over this very cool, modern-looking repurposed railroad tie planter. After composing myself, I noticed how I especially loved the cool, orange

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Weekend DIY Project: VW Micro-Bus Bunk Bed and Playhouse

In the world of VW buses, the Type 2 1971 Westfalia, with disc brakes and air cooled engine, in my opinion, is the top dog of all VW buses. So, when I came across this DIY project (mind you, this one's for advanced DIYers), I just had to honk my horn

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Room of the Day: Colorific Chevron Chic Bathroom

There is often the question of how far we should go when it comes to color in our homes. Will we quickly tire of its vibrancy and/or novelty? Will next year's color date the one I just painted, installed, or invested in like those "Oh-I'm-just-so-hip!" Ed

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Get Steampunk'd!

Since the 1980s there has existed an "ahead-of-its-time" design style and aesthetic that fuses Victorian era England with Sci-Fi fantasy called Steampunk. The juxtaposing of techno-mechanical elements with the repurposing, upcycling, and reusing

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Extremely Palatable Pallets

The first thought that comes to mind when I hear the word 'pallet' is the vision of crudely constructed frames of plywood usually piled up in some dark and crowded warehouse with a forklift at the ready. Not necessarily the most

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If Headboards Could Talk...

Now, if headboards had the ability to talk, boy, there would be some stories to tell! Since this is not possible, we'll let these repurposed bed-headers and where they came from speak for themselves. Simple items we often see covered with caked-on dirt or crusted, pealing paint, hidden in the back of a garage, salvage

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