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How to paint furniture with shiny surface
This easy step by step furniture painting tutorial teaches you how to paint furniture with high gloss surface easily! The tutorial is in Hungarian but you can translate it with the translate button. Harzo ( or chalk paints ) are perfect to paint high gloss surfaces such as furniture or even mirror & glass! In this pro furniture painting tutorial you can get extra tips & tricks on how to paint furniture without ugly brush strokes with a simple small foam roller. Turn your boring old furniture into something fresh and cool!
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DIY portable doll house suitcase (with 2 different patterns)
Create a compact, portable doll house in a bag with following along Tara Dennis' step-by-step tutorial ! This little doll house has everything that your kid will need and when you finish playing; you can close it and travel with it wherever you want. Start with one scene or make a few and get the kids involved too.This portable doll house is great for their imagination! You can create a bedroom and a flower shop with following this wonderful tutorial, but you could make a lounge room, play room, craft room, bathroom, any scene you like!
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How to reupholster an armchair
With this detailed and very nice (beginner) upholstery tutorial you can learn how to reupholster an armchair. It's not as hard as it seems, and the end product is gorgeous!
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DIY Oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal
Most people don’t want to go through the trouble of repainting or refinishing and old scratchy furniture.  If they only knew this very simple DIY oil and vinegar furniture scratch removal trick before they decided to part with old furniture.
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Homemade vinegar / tea stain - How to age wood
This homemade vinegar/tea stain is one of our absolute favorite ways to “stain” wood and it’s great for making newer wood appear aged and weathered. It’s also a non-toxic homemade stain that’s super easy to use and doesn’t cost much to make. In fact, you may already have everything you need on hand!
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DIY Sisal rope ottoman from a plasctic (milk) crate
This DIY upcycled plasctic milk crate ottoman is the perfect storage for toys, blankets, books, etc. And, it’s super cute! We love how the sisal rope makes it look much more rustic than having the green milk crate show through. The making process is quite easy, it just required a little bit of patience on the sisal rope wrapping.
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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers,animals,landscapes,towns,and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects, or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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Painting with wood stain - furniture painting tutorial (furniture makeover)
Look at this gorgeous wood stained flower art table ! Amazing right? You should soooo give this furniture painting technique a try! There’s nothing to lose if you just grab a scrap piece of wood , a can of stain , and a cotton cloth ( or cut up t-shirt! ). You can spice up any old boring ( wooden ) furniture with this painting tip and create unique and beautifull pieces of art! In this nice website you will find a timelapse video and more tips 'n tricks about wood stain furniture painting.
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DIY kids room tyre seating
If you love upcycling or just need a fun and cheap way to spice up your (car enthusiast) kids room this super upcycled tyre seat / kids room decor is a perfect craft project for you! This tyre seat is relatively easy to make, and it can be used as a nice hidden storage space for cars or small toys. You can paint the tyre seats to any color that you want, so it can be a perfect gir room decor as well! (Imagine a pink tyre with a flower shaped pillow!)
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Toy kitchen from and old Tv cabinet
You love your old TV cabinet, but it's been sadly obsolete since you bought a flat-screen TV? Luckily, a whole new life awaits it as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling furniture transformation gives you a second chance to use a beloved item, because sometimes once just isn't enough. This furniture upcycling project is not a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique long lasting toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any decorations and utensils that you want , and you can also create other play sets with this brilliant idea (imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station  )
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DIY dog food station with storage
Are you looking for a practical and decorative wooden furniture for your (messy eater) pet? If your answer is yes, this brilliant wooden DIY dog food station and storage box is a perfect woodcraft project for you! This easy to make dog food station keeps your dogs water and food dishes from being tossed around, and you can store a whole bag of dog food (or other dog acessories) in it. You can find a free plan in this nice website to make this stylish furniture, and of course you can adjust the sizes for your dog's size as much as you want! (If you have a very small dog or a cat you can create a small box or completelly leave out the storage part and build a fancy dog or cat feeder tray with legs!)
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DIY hexagon (honeycomb) shelves from popsicle sticks
"Our favorite craft projects are those that take something mundane, utilitarian or used up and transform it into something beautiful. Well, it doesn’t get much more ordinary than popsicle sticks! I’m guessing most of us haven’t given them much thought since about third grade. But that is going to change today with these DIY popsicle stick (hexagon) honeycomb shelves! It’s super affordable–like less than $10 for the entire set of honeycomb shelves. It’s very doable, and most of all, it just looks freaking awesome and oh so mid-century-modern-Mad-Men-ish up on the wall."
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DIY mason storage jars with furniture knobs
This DIY Mason storage jar by Haute & Healthy Living is an attractive way to organize items like Q-tips, cotton balls, and bath salts. Plus they’re simple and affordable to make! The mason storage jars are perfect bathroom or kitchen decors and they are also very useful in organizing almost everything!  You can decorate your (shabby chic / vintage style) home with these gorgeous storage jars or gift them to your friends or family.
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Office chair makeover
Do you have an ordinary and boring office chair ? It's time to give it a new life! A nice fabric can always make a big difference! With only 2 yards of textile ( and without any special experience in furniture upholstery ) you can turn your boring office chair into a piece of art! You can use any thick colorful fabrics to re-upholster your office chair or experiment with other materials ( imagine a nice denim chair or one from a knitted sweater ! ) With this nice idea you can easily decorate your office or the kids room without spending too much money on it!
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DIY pretend play sweet shop from IKEA expedit helf
Look at this super cute pretend play shop!  And the kicker is that you can build the frame for this market in less than an hour! She've drawn out the plans so you can start building right away. All you need is a cube organizer (IKEA kallax or expedit for ex.) and a few lengths of PVC piping. Are you inspired to open up a pretend play market of your own? Make a fresh fruit and vegetable market, a sweets shop,a fashion boutique, a simple a soft toy sale, or anything that your kids will enjoy to sell!
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How to make your own silicone molds easily
No need to buy expensive silicone molding putty ! With this brilliant life hacking idea now you can make your own homemade silicone molds with a few easy steps! This idea is not just a life saver if you have a missing furniture decor element or a damaged ( barocque ) frame , but it's also very inexpesive and super easy to make! Maybe you already have all ingerdients at home! You will need 1 tube silicon ( the big transparent one is fine too ) , cornstarch , a few drops of baby oil, and a few drops of acrylic paint. Make colorful, reusable silicone molds with easy to find items and cast anything you want!
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DIY rustic bathtub tray (with free plan)
Do you love woodworking projects? Try this quick Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray so you can lock the bathroom door and soak in a warm bathtub. You can prop a book and a glass of wine on your tray. Or maybe some tea and the iPad so you can binge watch some Netflix. You can make this rusctic/vintage look wooden bathtub  tray in minutes (even if you are a beginner in furniture making ) because it's so easy, and it can be a perfect gift for any occasion as well! (Because who doesn't love relaxing and pampering things?) You can protect your woonden bathtub tray from water with any color waterproof stains and varnishes it will look gorgeous in any form!
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Unique designer knobs in minutes with decoupage
Well, these gorgeous knobs may look like hand painted ceramic knobs, but the secret is- they are the easiest things to make, and there is no painting involved!  She will show you the tricks and share all the knob patterns  she made here. You can download them to make your own set of “hand-painted” designer knobs for your home or you can use regular decoupage napkins to make some. Sometimes the littlest details gives the biggest impact on your environment! Try to spice up your boring furnitures with a fresh new color or new stylish knobs!
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DIY cardboard fireplace - gorgeous winter or Christmas decor
This video is a step by step tutorial on how to make a fireplace with recycled cardboard. This cardboard box fireplace is a good idea to decorate your home at Christmas , but you can have it all year, because it's so gorgeous and useful to display small decors . This cardboard box fireplace was made as if it were a cardboard furniture , so it is very strong, just like wood. Whith is super video craft tutorial making one gorgeous cardboard box fireplace will be a piece of cake, and everyone will be jelaous to your new Christmas /winter decor creativity!
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DIY toy shelf from cardboard (with paper mache)
Will you believe me if i say that this useful little book or toy shelf are made completely out of cardboard and newspaper ? I bet you won't! But it's true! In this nice step-by-step video assembling tutorial you can learn how to make your own bookshelf from cardboard with a simple glue gun and some PVA glue. To smooth out the cardboard shelf's surface you can use homemade paper mache glue ( water+flour ) instead of PVA glue to make this cheapskate bookshelf more inexpensive ! Sturdy cardboard box furniture can be great alternatives of real furniture , and you can personalize them as much as you want!
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DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes ! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household " trash " , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea ( imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station! )
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Simple DIY barn door tutorial ( with free plan )
Today Anissa from House Seven will teach you how to make this gorgeous,stylish DIY vintage barn style sliding door! Believe or not, this sliding vintage/rustic style barn door is an easy woodworking project, you can create it easily even if your are a beginner in woodworking! You will need only basic tools to create the barn style wooden door (+ the sliding barn door hardware which can be found in your local hardware store or you can build your own). This nice DIY blog has a detailed barn style sliding door tutorial and a free downloadable and printable PDF plan!
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DIY Pallet wood hose holder with planter (woodworking plan)
This DIY Pallet wood hose holder with planter is perfect for holding a hose, and when it’s not in use, it looks so pretty! As with any woodworking project, the supplies and instructions might seem complicated, but they really aren’t! Especially with the help of Diy Candy's nice step-by-step written tutorial! You can use any colorful spring flowers and plants to decorate your DIY Pallet wood hose holder box, or you can add an extra wood panel to the top and use it as a useful garden table!  This DIY pallet garden hose caddy is great way to hide a hose, but still have it accessible for when you are gardening.
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How to make a stencil at home easily
How to make a custom stencil for your DIY furniture painting project without costly gadgets or costly craft materials! believe us: you will love this DIY stencil making method! Its frugal and fairly easy to make in any size! You can create small stencils for small DIY craft projects with plastic sheets from the front of chocolate bonbon boxes or other product packages , so you could try this stencil making method without spending any money on it!  With this method you can choose your dream's stencil  pattern without spending tons of money on it and start to customize old boring furniture right now!
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DIY Williams Sonoma inspired outdoor bench (free plan)
Every porch needs a DIY outdoor bench, at least that’s what Steve and Amy decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for awhile: he wanted to make something without screws and hardware - completely with adhesive! This DIY Williams Sonoma inspired wooden outdoor bench is modern, inexpensive and look so great! In this nice step-by-step furniture making tutorial you can learn how to make this awesome stylish bench (or table) from pine 2x4s! This woodworking project is fairly easy and you can even use up all your scrap wood laying around which is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Vintage bar cart (free woodworking plan)
Today's free woodworking plan is a vintage style DIY bar cart provided by Angela Marie Made! This DIY bar cart is a little more time consuming to build, but definitely worth it in the end, especially for the amount of savings! It costs less than $50 in building materials to build, whereas other similar bar carts retail around $150+. In Marie's site you will find the steps on how to built this DIY Bar Cart. This gorgeous DIY bar cart will look gorgeous in a  vintage style interior and it's also super handy at parties! This woodworking project is not as difficult as it seems, so if you are a beginner in woodworking with only basic tools that's fine too!
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DIY Upholstered tufted headboard tutorial
Today's craft video is a Tumblr inspired DIY Tufted headboard ! In this DIY video , Nia Nicole will teach you how to make a gorgeous stylish tufted headboard & how to get the look for less. This DIY tufted headboard tutorial is helpful for the person who doesn't want to spend a ton of money on room decor ! She will showing you how to make a tufted headboard at home easily. You can use this fun upholstering technique to spice up your other upholstered furniture as well, tufting will look gorgeous on poufs, chairs, armchairs and of course headboards !
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Easy Lego Duplo knobs - fun kids furniture decor
Who hasn't looked at a big Lego Duplo brick and thought: wouldn't that make a great door pull? What? You've never done that? Well, to be honest, we really hadn't . But what a fun way to update the kids' playroom! Took some leftover Duplo bricks, add a bit of DIY magic and voilá' you've got a fun and colorful Lego door pull! For  kids with an obsession with Lego - there really is no other appropriate door handle. Here are the ultra-simple DIY steps:
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