Posts tagged "diy"
DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner Winter touches for your home By: Maggie Bonanomi As soon as December arrives on our doorstep and the year begins its slow slide toward the beginning of another year, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah ,Kwanzaa or just the joys of the winter season. Sometimes I...
DIY: Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles

DIY: Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles

Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles By Beth Brubaker A woman that many people considered their mentor and friend passed-away suddenly a few years ago. After family and close friends sorted through her jewelry and chose what they wanted as keepsakes, there remained a pile of vintage costume jewelry that had no home. I decided to...
DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

Dustin’s DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over From outdated and drab to a handmade statement in your living room By Dustin Bates Habitat Kansas City ReStore recently had these decades-old coffee tables for sale. I snagged one because beneath all that honey stain, rounded edges and grime, I knew it still had some life left in it.  ...
DIY: Candy Crafts

DIY: Candy Crafts

Tricky Treats Our creative people take on the trend of the season My husband and I were inspired by our vintage plastic pumpkin collection and classic candy corn when making these easy and fun candy garlands. To make our wrapped candy garland, we used bath tissue and paper towel rolls cut to the same size...
Dustin's DIY - Scrap Instruments

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Instruments

Dustin’s DIY – Scrap Instruments Get outside and make some noise this spring … it’s super easy and fun! By Dustin Bates When warm weather returns, I love to get back outside, and I know parents are grateful to be able to send kids out to play in the yard. So we came up with...
DIY Upcycled Tray

DIY Upcycled Tray

Upcycled Tray A functional thrift store tray gets a pretty facelift The minute this issue had a strong garden/outdoor theme going, we knew we had to upcycle something with a floral motif. Florals aren’t necessarily “in” like they used to be, but that’s good because it means there’s an abundance of floral materials you can...
Harlequin Diamond Farm Table Painting Tutorial

Harlequin Diamond Farm Table Painting Tutorial

By Amy Wright of A. Wright Design From the fall 2012 issue, take your farm table one step further with this fun and whimsical painting technique! Supplies needed: *Citristrip furniture stripper (much safer and easier for indoor use) *Chip brushes and painting brushes *Choice of paint colors: flat finish or milk paints work best for...

Western Shirt Redo

Have an old Western shirt hanging in the back of your closet? You don’t want to put it in your giveaway thrift pile, but you don’t know when you’ll wear it in its current state? Or maybe on your last thrifty run you saw checkered number calling your name? Never fear. Grab your shears (and...
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