5 Real Life DIY's by Readers

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Sure we see all kinds of glossy, perfect DIY projects in magazines, but how often does the project actually turn out like that when you do it yourself? For us, it's rare. Maybe it's impatience, a real lack of time or we're just a little challenged when it comes to power tools. In any case we were impressed when we noticed all the real DIY projects readers have undertaken and really dominated in this thread on DIY. Jump below to see some real examples of what other readers have been able to make themselves (and feel free to add yours in the comments):
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The Trixter's landing strip pegboard is simple, totally useful, cheap (because it's made from scraps) and has that cool salvaged look to it. Mostly we like it because we might actually be able to make something like it (don't know if the pegs would all be pointing the same direction though...).
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The trixter also made this bench. We wish we had room on our landing strip for something like this.
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Etrine made this modern TV stand out of simple materials and even incorporated some sliding doors to hid media clutter underneath. See more of how he made it here.
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These Guys figured out that some elbow grease and steel wool would strip brass plating off of a tired old side table stand and make it look like new.
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O! Rachew! collected vintage frames and made this great grouping on a wall for cheap!
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And we've seen this one before, it's aud-o-matic's hidden litter box/entertainment center. A great way to incirporate a litter box into a small space without assualting the look of the room with a giant sand box!

Have you been turning to DIY recently? Have any projects or ideas you want to share with everyone?

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