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Make a Marble Lamp Base With Tile

Get a lamp base that looks high end but costs only around $20, using basic tools and easy-to-find materials Full Story
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EXCELLENT IDEA !
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Gerald Lorentz
Great DIY!

However Sarah. . . you forgot to mention that after you make the lamp you get to tout "bragging rights" to everyone who asks "where did you buy it?"
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A Cool Door Feature With a Clandestine Past

Psst ... keep it under your hat, but speakeasy grilles are still around — and they’re as practical as they are full of character Full Story
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ccharters
Mine is exactly like Kathy Davis's above. 1931 House in Seattle. There must have been a template.
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ddelongc
I took pictures of these doorways in Eze France. These were all part of a château setting converted into hotel and restaurant.
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Sabrina Bunks
We have a solid iron gate with a cut out similar but different from the ones shown here that I thought I'd share!
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Set a Gorgeous Seasonal Party Table Outdoors

Entertain guests with your tablescape as much as your party fare, layering summery plants and bright, textural accessories Full Story
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calkelley
Lived in near Colmiers, FR and happened upon their weekly market. Found a stall that had bought all of the inventory from a textile co that went under and they had loads of incredibly beautiful, oil cloth tablecloths. Since not cheap, only bought 6. But 10 years later, they are still gorgeous - so unusual and very French! Every outside party, we get rave reviews about them
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marcia6700
What a great find! I remember oil cloths from way back when, so much nicer than plastic and very practical. And very French!
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10 Things to Discuss With Your Contractor Before Work Starts

Have a meeting a week before hammers and shovels fly to make sure everyone’s on the same page Full Story
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Reno It Home Renovations
Im glad the article helped.
April 7, 2014 at 8:49pm   
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a194721
Good ideas
April 10, 2014 at 9:13pm   
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How to Harvest Rainwater for Your Garden

Conserve a vital resource and save money by collecting stormwater for irrigation in a barrel or tank Full Story
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paddyboxall
Well here in Australia the fracking, CSG and all the other extraction processes are all the rage right now.
I'm like you Bails. I don't believe in all this spurious earth changing mumbo jumbo put out by the exponents of the sky falling in because of CO2, etc.
However. The loss of farming land in a bloody dry continent like Australia is a worry.
So if it possible to save water (i know, I know) we still have the same amount of water we have always had but, it's getting harder and harder to access potable water that is the drama.
I used hubris on my garden and everything grew like the Beanstalk. Good on ya Chooky!
Or alternatively we could all go to Portland, Oregon. They have so much water that they can dump 85 squillion gallons of it because someone pissed int the reservoir. Words fail me
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chookchook2
He he. Happy Easter to all.
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My Houzz: Going White and Bright in Montreal

White lacquer and wider doorways help create an airer backdrop for colorful contemporary art in a 1910 Arts and Crafts home Full Story
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dimaia
It makes me sad to see such beautiful, stain-grade wood trim covered with paint.
March 21, 2014 at 2:11pm     
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llswink
I will never understand anyone who paints the wood in a Craftsman home. If you don't like all the wood, why not buy another style of home! What a travesty.
March 21, 2014 at 10:27pm     
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njiden
I think the easy thing to do is slap paint over everything, but it doesn't show respect to the Craftsman style and unique beauty of the home. There is a trend to go all white as if its cleaner, but other elements of beauty (shadow, texture, depth) is eliminated as Juhani Pallasmaa said, "Darkness can be soothing and contemplative". I understand everyone wants their home to fit their "style", but would you paint the original statue of David white if it fit your style? No...thats why people are upset by this. This house will most likely outlive the current owners but the artistic value of the woodwork has been forever changed.
March 22, 2014 at 9:28am     
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Bathroom Workbook: 12 Things to Consider for Your Remodel

Maybe a tub doesn’t float your boat, but having no threshold is a no-brainer. These points to ponder will help you plan Full Story
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royalpayne
Yes, by all means, safety bars. And if not now, at least the blocking for them to be added later. In my 'Your new house' portfolio I plan to pass on, I have visually recorded every improvement we have done. Down to the studs pictures of blocking, electrical runs, plumbing, HVAC ducting, floor joist directions, types of underlayments under the hardwood and tile upgrades, insulation R factors and brands..... In short, every thing I wish had been passed on to me. Oh, and owners manuals of all appliances currently in the house. With their date of purchase and all warranty paperwork.
April 11, 2014 at 12:27pm   
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jensdesigntime
love your art!
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