Instructables: exploring - living - old http://www.instructables.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:29:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 Refinishing Old Dining Room Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-Old-Dining-Room-Set/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:22:46 PDT
Restoring Old Kitchen Knives http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Old-Kitchen-Knives/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:06:42 PDT
Nightstand From 50's to Now http://www.instructables.com/id/Nightstand-From-50s-to-Now/
Nightstand From 50's to Now - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/ASR3/HY0IZKSP/FMKASR3HY0IZKSP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/ASR3/HY0IZKSP/FMKASR3HY0IZKSP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMK/ASR3/HY0IZKSP/FMKASR3HY0IZKSP.SMALL.jpg ErwanJez Travel in time with your old furniture Find it You may find something old on craigslist (aka leboncoin.fr in France) or in your family. Mine is from my wife's grandmother. Take it apart Depending on your table design it will be more or less easier. Don't be lazy, paint coverage will be much be...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:56:12 PDT
Quick Fix for Slippery Shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Fix-for-Slippery-Shoes/
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:06:13 PDT
Steampunk Bookmark http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Bookmark/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:01:09 PDT
Recycled Book hiding space http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Book-hiding-space/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:53:47 PDT
Felted Purse/phone Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-Pursephone-Case/
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Sun, 25 May 2014 13:06:09 PDT
Refinishing a Table Roland & Alyssa's Dinning Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Refinishing-a-Table-Roland-Alyssas-Dinning-Table/
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Thu, 15 May 2014 23:42:06 PDT
Hand Made, Vintage English Telegram/Telegraph Theme, Wedding Invitations. http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Made-Vintage-English-TelegramTelegraph-Theme-/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:56:26 PDT
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) http://www.instructables.com/id/Relove-an-Old-Ugly-Dress-Before-and-After-w-Bonus-/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:17:09 PDT
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Ways-to-Clean-Paint-Brushes/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:57:20 PDT
Tribute T-Shirt - Infocom's Zork I, II, III & Beyond Zork http://www.instructables.com/id/Tribute-T-Shirt-Infocoms-Zork-I-II-III-Beyond-Zork/
Tribute T-Shirt - Infocom's Zork I, II, III & Beyond Zork - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/HPCC/HSVH00GR/FNRHPCCHSVH00GR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/HPCC/HSVH00GR/FNRHPCCHSVH00GR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/HPCC/HSVH00GR/FNRHPCCHSVH00GR.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse As a treat to the fans of Zork, I have designed a t-shirt. This will also be my entry in the Game.Life 4 contest (although I am entering at the last moment). I enjoy the rich sound and colorful graphics that we have available to us currently thanks to HD video, surround sound audio and GPU-base...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:35:46 PDT
Handmade Journal/Sketch Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Handmade-JournalSketch-Book/
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:48:38 PST
stitching on a Instructables patch. http://www.instructables.com/id/stitching-on-a-Instructables-patch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/4XBK/HPRICHFL/FB64XBKHPRICHFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/4XBK/HPRICHFL/FB64XBKHPRICHFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/4XBK/HPRICHFL/FB64XBKHPRICHFL.SMALL.jpg danbranxl ever won the dodgy Instructables patches and never known what to do with them?  well stitch them onto an old top, like this!
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:02:18 PST
Mysterious treasure riddle thingy http://www.instructables.com/id/Mysterious-treasure-riddle-thingy/
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:22:55 PST
Reliced paper http://www.instructables.com/id/Reliced-paper/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/383O/HO234KJC/FEM383OHO234KJC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/383O/HO234KJC/FEM383OHO234KJC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/383O/HO234KJC/FEM383OHO234KJC.SMALL.jpg Bjarke This was just some common printer paper that i tarnished. I started out with finding a suiting font on dafont.com. Then i printed it on to the paper in max DPI. After that i burned the sides with a candlelight. (to get a black edge you need to stop the fire with your fingers) I then placed the pap...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:57:35 PST
Cleaning Dingy Bottles (in bulk) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-Dingy-Bottles/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 05:59:25 PDT
PULLEY PLANTER http://www.instructables.com/id/PULLEY-PLANTER/
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Sun, 26 May 2013 15:01:39 PDT
How to Make a Cool Vintage Logging Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Cool-Wall-Art/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/6UXD/HH2VZFTN/FYH6UXDHH2VZFTN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/6UXD/HH2VZFTN/FYH6UXDHH2VZFTN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYH/6UXD/HH2VZFTN/FYH6UXDHH2VZFTN.SMALL.jpg bobthebuilder728 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjzE0TJZ5VA  This is just a little project that can be made for just about nothing. I do not own the music or the picture and do not take credit for it. No copyright infringement intended.
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Sun, 26 May 2013 13:16:19 PDT
Small, Rustic Dice Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Rustic-Dice-Bag/
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:05:06 PDT
Clockwork Heart Pendent http://www.instructables.com/id/Clockwork-Heart-Pendent/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/U0RN/HD7U1679/FHNU0RNHD7U1679.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/U0RN/HD7U1679/FHNU0RNHD7U1679.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/U0RN/HD7U1679/FHNU0RNHD7U1679.SMALL.jpg zaro12345 This is a piece I did for my valentine If you'd like a full instructable, please let me know. I plan on doing some more small scale artwork like this, and would love to share my method. Enjoy!
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:27:50 PST
How to make a simple quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-quilt/
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:57:24 PST
DIY: Turn VHS & Cassettes Into Party Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Turn-VHS-Cassettes-Into-Pom-Pom-Party-Decor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3B8E/HAQ3AHAE/FB93B8EHAQ3AHAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3B8E/HAQ3AHAE/FB93B8EHAQ3AHAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/3B8E/HAQ3AHAE/FB93B8EHAQ3AHAE.SMALL.jpg xtradocs Learn how to upcycle your old Back to the Future VHS and Paula Abdul cassette tapes into pom pom party decor! Yes, it's true. Chances are you've got a bunch hiding in the back of your closet with nowhere to go so let's put them to use. Full tutorial: http://www.cremedelacraft.com/2012/12/DIY-Upcycl...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:14:26 PST
Frame it! http://www.instructables.com/id/Frame-it/
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:39:06 PST
Old Digital Camera HACK for Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Camera-hackDont-throw-your-it-away-just-ye/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/FNMQ/H9G0WFR7/FG6FNMQH9G0WFR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/FNMQ/H9G0WFR7/FG6FNMQH9G0WFR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/FNMQ/H9G0WFR7/FG6FNMQH9G0WFR7.SMALL.jpg atepinkrose FOR MORE INFO AND IMAGES CLICK HERE ...Don't throw your it away just yet! Click link for: PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BROKEN CAMERA  Upon experimentation I discovered that the broken lens error was overwritten after removing the lens.  I was able to still take pictures and video, and the most useful thing ab...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:44:02 PST
Give old boots a new look http://www.instructables.com/id/Give-old-boots-a-new-look/
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:47:44 PST
What to do with used Scentsy Wax http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-do-with-used-Scentsy-Wax/
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:00:50 PST
How To Renew Dried Out Sculpey Cheaply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Renew-Dried-Out-Sculpey/
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 17:41:27 PST
Junkyard Fish-bone Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Junkyard-Fish-bone-Sculpture/
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 04:38:04 PDT
Modern Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table (Pallet/Skid Table) http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Reclaimed-Wood-Coffee-Table-PalletSkid-Ta/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/UYC9/H82U30EB/FHEUYC9H82U30EB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/UYC9/H82U30EB/FHEUYC9H82U30EB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/UYC9/H82U30EB/FHEUYC9H82U30EB.SMALL.jpg TXTCLA55 Got the idea from instructable member keremulu (http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Coffee-Table-From-Reclaimed-Wood/) but I didn't really like his use of castor wheels because to me they took away from the "old and new" look I wanted. So instead I went with a simple steel "C" shape as legs; and ...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 20:22:57 PDT
Arizona Tea Dresser Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Arizona-Tea-Dresser-Upgrade/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/M8J3/H6S41CCU/F7DM8J3H6S41CCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/M8J3/H6S41CCU/F7DM8J3H6S41CCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/M8J3/H6S41CCU/F7DM8J3H6S41CCU.SMALL.jpg atepinkrose Being broke in college can certainly bring out the creative gene in you.  Hand me down furniture is not always the way we want it, but beggars can't be choosers.  I chose to draw a blossoming cherry tree because they are simply gorgeous, and specifically the Arizona Tea brand because I was drinking...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 21:06:12 PDT
How To Make Old Lightbulbs Into New Decoraitions http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Old-Lightbulbs-Into-New-Decoraitions/
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 06:32:19 PDT
Kickin' Mitts http://www.instructables.com/id/Kickin-Mitts/
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:12:52 PDT
Sign documents with quill pen http://www.instructables.com/id/Sign-documents-with-quill-pen/
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:59:47 PDT
Recycle Old Clothes: Turn White Ribbed Tanks into New Colorful Tops http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Old-Clothes-Turn-White-Ribbed-Tanks-into/
Recycle Old Clothes: Turn White Ribbed Tanks into New Colorful Tops - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/5L7B/H4AGJ0IH/F3D5L7BH4AGJ0IH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/5L7B/H4AGJ0IH/F3D5L7BH4AGJ0IH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3D/5L7B/H4AGJ0IH/F3D5L7BH4AGJ0IH.SMALL.jpg HomemadeisBetter This tutorial will show you how easy it is to recycle clothes! Here we will take a pack of men's ribbed tank tops and dye them. They turn out so cute and are perfect for summer. What You Will Need -A pack of men's tank tops or an old shirt -Rit Dye: pick out any color you choose! You can find th...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:30:57 PDT
Geeky Greeting Card Using Old Floppy Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Geeky-Greeting-Card-Using-Old-Floppy-Disks/
Geeky Greeting Card Using Old Floppy Disks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/QRED/H461XCDT/FR1QREDH461XCDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/QRED/H461XCDT/FR1QREDH461XCDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/QRED/H461XCDT/FR1QREDH461XCDT.SMALL.jpg lllshreelll Alright another Instructable for the geeks! Well, could be for anybody.. Its a heart-felt greeting card with a touch of geekiness. Best Friend week / Friendship day is coming and I wanted to make something for her. Requirements: 1.A post card or any thick paper, plain white paper (size A4 will do...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 16:13:49 PDT
DIY HOW TO MAKE YOUR OLD DRESS TO A NEW DRESS http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HOW-TO-MAKE-YOUR-OLD-DRESS-TO-A-NEW-DRESS/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/27HA/H3Z3VKUS/F6N27HAH3Z3VKUS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/27HA/H3Z3VKUS/F6N27HAH3Z3VKUS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/27HA/H3Z3VKUS/F6N27HAH3Z3VKUS.SMALL.jpg HOWTOSEWEASY http://www.meshalo.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/meshalo Join My LIVE SEWING CLASS http://beta.powhow.com/classes/how-to-sew-easy# http://www.meshalo.blogspot.com/ https://twitter.com/#!/meshalo1
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 13:39:10 PDT
How to Create a Simple Plastic Box Out of an Old Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Simple-Plastic-Box-Out-of-a-Old-No/
How to Create a Simple Plastic Box Out of an Old Notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/Y70R/H2WES62R/F2FY70RH2WES62R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/Y70R/H2WES62R/F2FY70RH2WES62R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2F/Y70R/H2WES62R/F2FY70RH2WES62R.SMALL.jpg coppertop8 This instructable will teach you how to create simple plastic boxes with just a notebook and a few tools.With skills you learn from this instructable  it is possible to make most papercraft models in plastic. As this is my first instructable please leave any suggestions on how to make it and future...
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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 12:20:56 PDT
Simple Denim Hand/Shoulder Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-denim-handshoulder-bag/
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 19:17:40 PDT
How to make old fashion cookie cutters http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-old-fashion-cookie-cutters/
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:29:49 PDT
Simple Ink Blot Shirt Designs http://www.instructables.com/id/Ink-Blot-T-Shirt-Designs/
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Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:58:48 PDT
Upcycled window frame scarf organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-window-frame-scarf-organizer/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:57:55 PDT
How to Make a Laptop Case/Bag out of an Old Wetsuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Laptop-CaseBag-out-of-an-Old-Wetsui/
How to Make a Laptop Case/Bag out of an Old Wetsuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/UVAL/GYC4KQHW/FO3UVALGYC4KQHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/UVAL/GYC4KQHW/FO3UVALGYC4KQHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/UVAL/GYC4KQHW/FO3UVALGYC4KQHW.SMALL.jpg StaceyDoesStuff I'm a surfer who tends to collect extra wetsuits and surfboards so all my friends can learn! In doing this, I've collected a few too many, and some are wayyyy beyond a permanent date with the dumpster. The laptop case I got as a gift says its made out of 'wetsuit neoprene' and I got the idea to ma...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 00:45:54 PST
Painted Lady Gingerbread House http://www.instructables.com/id/Painted-Lady-Gingerbread-House/
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Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:29:02 PST
Vintage Old Key Bunting http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Old-Key-Bunting/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:44:03 PST
How to fix your old watch with the wrong watch band http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-your-old-watch-with-the-wrong-watch-ban/
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:48:25 PST
Make patches out of your old shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-patches-out-of-your-old-shirts/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:24:43 PST
http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-way-to-clean-old-glass-bottles/
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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:55:41 PST
Bilge Water Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bilge-Water-Bottle/
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Wed, 2 Nov 2011 08:37:53 PDT
Witches Potions http://www.instructables.com/id/Witches-Potions/
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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:48:40 PDT