When Stephanie Gerber of Henry Happened was planning a nursery redesign to make room for baby number three, she wanted to make use of a dresser that had formerly belonged to her husband as a child. The problem was that it had definitely seen better days. That's when designer Melissa Ballard stepped in with a little bit of elbow grease and a gold paint pen to create something truly special...
Molding, trim and paneling used to be standard finishing touches featured in any home, but these days it's often eschewed for clean lines and minimal detailing. When designed well this style can be successful, but the flip-side can be bland and lacking in character. Fortunately, adding detail is always possible and there's a bevy of options.
Here's a unique way to put a laser printer to use beyond printing out TPS reports, Peter. Reddit user jmsndrnkr and his brother put their carpentry skills to work, assembling handsome all-wood coffee tables, and then embellished the tabletops with photographs transposed using large format laser printer printouts!
Heaven knows as the Tech Editor I see more iPhone cases than anyone should be exposed to throughout the year. Cases have become so common, it's all too easy to get jaded about these popular accessories. So count me happily surprised after doing a double-take upon laying my eyes upon these DIY iPhone cases using real flowers...how appropriate with the arrival of spring time!
At first I thought this was a futuristic-style doorway illuminated by LED as a visual indicator for an entrance/exit. But upon closer inspection of the photos (and description) from this IKEA Hackers project, the light-framed passageway revealed itself to be a dramatic reflection of style...
We're constantly amazed at the insanely crazy creative ways people re-make their old, well-loved possessions (or lucky flea market finds) into completely new pieces. Do-overs like this one proves just as art lives on forever, so can the instruments used to create it. A piano on it's way to the dump found new life in the offices of a music industry design house. More
When Morgan of design blog The Brick House realized she'd gone five years without handles on any of her closets, she decided to get civilized -- and turned to an unconventional DIY: leather and brass handles. More
Recent college graduates, Clayton & Chaz, were tight on money, but large on outdoor space. By using 95% recycled materials and a lot of sweat equity, they were able to transform their backyard from ho-hum, to shabby chic — with a budget of only $210! More