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Excellent idea over at Ikea Hacker for spicing up the Expedit glass topped coffee table – so simple and the possibilities are endless.

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Make your own bowl from a ‘for sale’ sign (plenty of ’em about in the current financial climate :P), or any other kind of sheet metal sign for that matter – tutorial at Instructables.  I love repurposed metal signage 🙂 

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Via Craftzine

I was very pleased when Ian Cremona contacted me with a link to a post about his living room, which he has furnished with handmade furniture made from repurposed wood pallets.  I have to admit I just love it when people do this – I’ve just moved house and am trying to furnish and decorate on almost zero budget right now, so this is a real inspiration 🙂  I have a real soft spot for wood pallet furniture, but I haven’t been brave enough to attempt any so far, so thanks a million to Ian for sharing!

Read the full details about each piece here on Ian’s blog.

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This is a great before and after – Kathryn worked her magic on an old telephone table that was fit for the dump, using paint for Colortrend and fabric from Ikea.  I think this is better than anything you could buy new – more proof that a little creativity goes a long way 🙂

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How cool – Conrad Botes, who designed these lovely stencils for his daughter Nell’s room – has very kindly made some of them available for free download here at Elle Decoration.

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via Craftzine

iArtist London have a range of DIY kits with everything you need to recreate contemporary works such as Banksy’s famous stencils, Damien Hirst’s ‘For The Love Of God’ and Tracy Emin’s ‘Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995’.

Banksy Stencil Kit

Banksy Stencil Kit

 

Damien Hirst Kit

Damien Hirst Kit

 

Tracy Emin Kit

Tracy Emin Kit

via Curbly

The rePly chair project provides free downloadable plans for making your own chairs from scrap plywood.  The project was launched in 2006 in response to the growing problem of plywood waste generated by the construction industry.  The plans are available on the rePly website, where there is also a gallery for DIYers to submit pics of their completed chairs.

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via Haute*Nature


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