the great american pouf tour.

pink crocheted pouf / sfgirlbybay

Drop your knitting needles and roll up your sleeves. the only thing you’ll be needing are your hands, some fluffy wool and the projects in Anne Weil’s beautiful and very crafty new book, Knitting Without Needles: A Stylish Introduction to Finger and Arm Knitting from Potter Craft. in the book Anne shares stylish patterns that are incredibly simple, but yield... 
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Put Some Paint On It.

headboard with paint / sfgirlbybay

This is quite a clever idea I found over on IKEA. They invited blogger Agnes Hammar of Hej Regina to join them in their idea lab and she shared her ideas to freshen up IKEA furniture using a bit of colorful paint. Instead of replacing furniture you tire of, Agnes gave pieces new life by painting background scenarios on the walls. We don’t necessarily need to fix the furniture... 
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pick a color. any color.


i knew when i bought my house that i had in mind lots of bright white wood ceilings and walls, dark wood floors and black doors. but do you know how many shades of white, and for that matter, black paint are out there? loads. but i poked around some of my favorite design sites like door sixteen and manhattan nest to see what their favorite paints were and narrowed down my... 
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industrial meets family friendly.


this is a very family-friendly remodeling project — a floor to ceiling renovation recently featured in dutch design magazine vtwonen. owners Sjak and Corrien took on the remodel project of their 1920’s house all on their own, with some very creative uses of repurposed industrial pieces. proving what you can accomplish with a very small budget – and some real... 
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thoughts for a friday.


i am not crafty. i wish i were but apparently i haven’t got that gene. i like making things, but i think i lack the patience to follow through. i like buying handmade items though, and i admire the handywork that goes into a good DIY immensely. there’s several blogs out there that excel at DIY — i am not one of them. okay, every once in a while, but it’s... 
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