Instructables: exploring - living - furnishing - easy http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:22:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Concrete Bed Risers http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Bed-Risers/
Concrete Bed Risers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/IW02/HXRZN537/FY9IW02HXRZN537.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/IW02/HXRZN537/FY9IW02HXRZN537.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/IW02/HXRZN537/FY9IW02HXRZN537.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 I'm currently living in a small room and needed some more storage space despite my bed frame being pretty high off the ground. What better place to store your things than under your bed? However, my bed needed an extra eight inches of lift as opposed to the 5-6 you'll get from cheap bed risers from...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:39 PDT
Simple Glasses Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Glasses-Holder/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:19:04 PDT
Behind Sofa Storage unit under $60 http://www.instructables.com/id/Behind-Sofa-Storage-unit-under-60/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 16:06:58 PDT
IKEA HACK: single flower vase http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-single-flower-vase/
IKEA HACK: single flower vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/XTA9/HW0FUB4C/FCPXTA9HW0FUB4C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/XTA9/HW0FUB4C/FCPXTA9HW0FUB4C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/XTA9/HW0FUB4C/FCPXTA9HW0FUB4C.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Display your floral arrangement a little differently by showcasing just one. This elegant and simple vase uses an inexpensive bamboo plant box from IKEA and a glass canning jar. This easy to make vase is sure to draw attention, and will really make one special flower stand out. Use it as a holder fo...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:42:56 PDT
Easy Copper Pipe and Reclaimed Wood Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Copper-Pipe-and-Reclaimed-Wood-Table/
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 00:47:32 PDT
Natural Rock Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Natural-Rock-Coffee-Table/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:08:39 PDT
Make Your Own Climbing Traverse Board. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Climbing-Traverse-Board/
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:34:52 PDT
Lace Inkodye Lampshade http://www.instructables.com/id/Lace-Inkodye-Lampshade/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:06:15 PDT
Re-purpose a coffee table into a padded bench in an hour! http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purpose-a-coffee-table-into-a-padded-bench-in-a/
Re-purpose a coffee table into a padded bench in an hour! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2VME/HFSH70D9/FYL2VMEHFSH70D9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2VME/HFSH70D9/FYL2VMEHFSH70D9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/2VME/HFSH70D9/FYL2VMEHFSH70D9.SMALL.jpg SpaceBird For some reason, I have 3 coffee tables, and no sofa. I never thought it would really bother me, but three months with no place to sit my fanny and I got desperate. I'm a single mom and full time student, so I needed a soultion that was cheap and easy. Materials!! Things you will need:  Coffee ta...
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:20:52 PDT
Elegant Interchangeable Color Ambience Lamp. Using dining mats, very easy to make. http://www.instructables.com/id/Elegant-Interchangeable-Color-Ambience-Lamp-Using/
Elegant Interchangeable Color Ambience Lamp. Using dining mats, very easy to make. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/9B56/HE7D2DP3/F7N9B56HE7D2DP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/9B56/HE7D2DP3/F7N9B56HE7D2DP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/9B56/HE7D2DP3/F7N9B56HE7D2DP3.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya Hello Instructables Fellows, I think I am being obsessed with lights and things which can be used to create awesome light effects. This time it is a very easy to make but elegant, stylish looking table ambience lamp. Believe me it's really easy. All you need is just some wooden or bamboo dining tab...
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 05:07:39 PDT
How to make an easy & cheap bed headboard (with ikea pieces) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-easy-cheap-bed-headboard-with-ik/
How to make an easy & cheap bed headboard (with ikea pieces) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/RRZQ/HD4VPEVW/FHURRZQHD4VPEVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/RRZQ/HD4VPEVW/FHURRZQHD4VPEVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/RRZQ/HD4VPEVW/FHURRZQHD4VPEVW.SMALL.jpg jcasteal Materials & tools. • 3x LACK Table (55cms. X 55cms.), birch wood colour for this article. • 4x connections pieces (really, I don’t know the correct word for this item). • 16x wood screws. • Pieces for hang the bed headboard to the wall. • Screw driver • Drill. Step: 1 You can make a 165cms x 55cm...
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 04:22:06 PST
Sheet Music Picture Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-Music-Picture-Frame/
Sheet Music Picture Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/CLSV/HCJO6NYB/FE5CLSVHCJO6NYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/CLSV/HCJO6NYB/FE5CLSVHCJO6NYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/CLSV/HCJO6NYB/FE5CLSVHCJO6NYB.SMALL.jpg Jessie Marie This project only requires paper--yep, that's right! No more dealing with saws and wood just to make a simple photo frame. Only taking up 10 minutes of your time to create, this elegant picture frame will look lovely on the walls of your house! Because it is so easy to make, why not make a whole set...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:23:30 PST
Vegetable Juice Stain for Wood Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegetable-Juice-Stain-for-Wood-Furniture/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:30:13 PST
Pipe Leg DIY Table - Build From Any Wood Table Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Pipe-Leg-DIY-Table-Build-From-Any-Wood-Table-Top/
Pipe Leg DIY Table - Build From Any Wood Table Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/YA7B/H337JQEF/FXGYA7BH337JQEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/YA7B/H337JQEF/FXGYA7BH337JQEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/YA7B/H337JQEF/FXGYA7BH337JQEF.SMALL.jpg simplifiedbuilding You can easily build this handsome table from virtually any flat wood piece that you can drive screws into. For our project, we spent about $20 on a beautiful wooden tabletop from IKEA, but if you have a retired butcher block or an old wooden door lying around, or know where you can scrounge one, al...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:35:33 PDT
How to Make a Tredy Bench from a Thrift store Table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Tredy-Bench-from-a-Thrift-store-Tabl/
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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:50:18 PDT
Cottage Window Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Cottage-Window-Coffee-Table/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/QIHH/GZAD19NW/F8WQIHHGZAD19NW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/QIHH/GZAD19NW/F8WQIHHGZAD19NW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8W/QIHH/GZAD19NW/F8WQIHHGZAD19NW.SMALL.jpg Little Mom on the Prairie While I was browsing around our local ReStore (Habitat for Humanity resale shop) I came across their stacks of old windows. They do test for lead paint,which is nice - a lead free guarantee!   I was leaning towards making a coffee table, because we didn't have one...so this was a very nice treasure ...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:07:01 PST
SUPER easy SUPER furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/SUPER-easy-SUPER-furniture/
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:17:36 PST
Coat Tree from Stair Newel http://www.instructables.com/id/Coat-Tree-from-Stair-Newel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/82N0/GQX1NV8L/FB382N0GQX1NV8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/82N0/GQX1NV8L/FB382N0GQX1NV8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/82N0/GQX1NV8L/FB382N0GQX1NV8L.SMALL.jpg anawhite You can make a sturdy and attractive coat tree just like Pottery Barn Kids . . . for way less . . . out of a stair post or newel, some hooks and pine shelf brackets.  Visit your Restore center (Habitat for Humanity's surplus building materials branch) to pick up stair parts on the cheap and DIY a co...
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:06:12 PDT
Instant Lounge Seats http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Lounge-Seats/
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Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:16:34 PDT
Super Simple Curtain http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Curtain/
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Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:26:34 PDT
Cardboard stool http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-stool-1/
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Wed, 4 Aug 2010 03:29:52 PDT
make an old swingset into a two person hanging swing http://www.instructables.com/id/make-an-old-swingset-into-a-two-person-hanging-swi/
make an old swingset into a two person hanging swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/PEV2/GA1BD3OJ/FACPEV2GA1BD3OJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/PEV2/GA1BD3OJ/FACPEV2GA1BD3OJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/PEV2/GA1BD3OJ/FACPEV2GA1BD3OJ.SMALL.jpg jleslie48 http://jleslie48.com/jl/100608_porch_swing_chair/acs.html Swing Set Hanging Porch Swing 6/6/2010 Well, its been some 14 years since I built this swingset for my then 2 and 4 year old. It was made from pressure-treated 4x4's, 4x6's, 2x6's; pretty heavy duty stuff. Not being one to throw away som...
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Sun, 6 Jun 2010 15:19:09 PDT
Blanket for a bedsheet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blanket-for-a-bedsheet/
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