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Make your own push blocks with a mouse pad

If you use power tools such as a table saw, router table or jointer, you already (hopefully) know the importance of using push sticks and push blocks …

Woodworking

Nautical painted oar

Add a nautical theme to any room with a painted paddle<p>Painted paddle. Painted oar. I can never tell what’s what! Oh well, not really important when …

How to add an inline lamp cord switch

Add a light switch to a cloth cord<p>Fabric plug-in light cord sets have become very popular and readily available. The problem is that, just like the …

Hairpin leg butcher block coffee table

Make a hairpin leg coffee table from reclaimed butcher block<p>I recently discovered that antique solid wood doors are actually made up of oak butcher …

Woodworking

Decorative wall ladder

Reclaimed wood ladder upcycled into a decorative wall ladder<p>This project is so simple, anyone can do it. All you need is some sandpaper, varnish and… …

Copper pipe wall sconce

Copper pipe wall sconce. Sounds <i>chic</i> right?<p>Copper light fixtures and copper home decor are definitely trending today. Making a copper pipe wall sconce …

Copper pipe table lamp

Industrial <i>chic</i> copper pipe table lamp<p>My recent copper pipe wall sconce tutorial inspired me to experiment further with copper pipe lighting. I mean, …

Fireplace makeover

See how to transform your fireplace mantel with just a few coats of paint<p>For the record, I have a rule against painting woodwork, especially when it …

Plaster lath headboard

If you’re in the process of renovating an old home with plaster walls, this headboard project is right up your alley. When we renovated our 1920s …

35 Best Grey Paints According To Top Interior Designers

From calming pale colors to edgier dark tones, top talent keeps coming back to these sleek shades.<p>Grey is the cooler, chicer cousin of white that we can't stop lusting after. The neutral color can create a calming, elegant or even electrifying effect, making it the perfect option for any decor and …

Black iron pipe garment rack

The plans below are for a fairly large black iron pipe double bar garment rack measuring about 8 feet wide and 6 1/2 feet tall. The good thing is …

The Introvert’s Guide To Painless Personal Branding

If you prefer to keep to yourself, the idea of marketing yourself can feel really uncomfortable. But it’s still possible. Here’s how.<p>Hi, my name is Claire, and I’m an introvert. Despite being passionate about marketing and loving the challenge of telling other people’s stories, I struggle with the …