Mercedes Padro

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DIY Pallet Swing Bed

Oh the endless things you can do with pallets! A swing bed has been on my “Mike To-Make List” for some time (oh how long that list is! 😉 ). And …

Blogger

DIY Mason Jar Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hello Sunshines!<p>I have a super easy project for you:<p>DIY <b>Salt & Pepper Shakers</b> using <b>Mason Jars</b>.<p>OK, this is a project that literally took me under 5 …

Steampunk glass canning jar lid privacy window - Donna Herman

Are you ready to rock your world with a first? This steampunk glass canning jar lid privacy window is gorgeous!<p>Donna desired a privacy window. So she …

DIY "EAT" sign from pallets

I love Pinterest as much as the next person. You know what we do, right? We see the cutest ideas and pin, pin and pin some more. But it’s hard to …

Preserve the Beauty of the Garden with Cyanotype Sun Print Cards

There are many ways to collect beauty from the garden and preserve it but one of my favorites is to create greeting cards using a historic …

Printing

Rust and Patina How To

rusty and patina......anything!!!<p>Instructions below.<p>instructions:<p><b>(these look long, but it is really easy....</b><p><b>just long to write)</b><p>Needed:<p><b>vinegar, white</b> …

Picnic Table Designs

As picnic table designs go, this one is probably the most common one-piece style. It is relatively easy to build and doesn't require many tools to do …

Woodworking

Mason Jar & Rustic Pallet Light Fixture DIY

Who would've thought an old pallet, some mason jars and a little bit of extension cord could turn into a one-of-a-kind light fixture and a work of …

5 Great Ways to "Weather" or Distress Furniture

Sometimes, old furniture just has more character. And well, we can pretend new furniture does too, after we weather it!<p>There are a few different …

DIY Stenciled Tray

Hi All! It’s Taryn again from Design, Dining + Diapers.<p>I love stopping by here once a month to share a project with all of you!<p>While I enjoy all <b>DIY</b> …

Mason Jar Lamp Tutorial - Domestically Speaking

Happy Wednesday Friends… we’re half-way to the weekend!<p>Today I’ve got a great tutorial on how to make this cute mason jar lamp. I actually made this …

Thanksgiving “Be Grateful” Pallet Art

Back in February I made a super inexpensive and large piece of pallet art for Valentine’s Day. Since the colors were in the scheme of my current …

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

Photojournalist Reveals His 4,425 Camera Collection, Breaks His Own World Record

If you thought you had a problem with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (or GAS) think again, you’ve got nothing on Mumbai-based photojournalist Dilish …

Reflections: Portraits of the Elderly Seeing Their Younger Selves

When my grandmother was suddenly stricken by a massive stroke, my family had to make the heartbreaking decision to let her go. The doctor told us …

The Joys of Instant Photography

A few months ago, I was in Los Angeles and grabbed coffee with my friend Eric Steelberg. Eric’s a talented cinematographer and mentioned a piece of …

Build Your Own DIY Slide Light

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Are you ready to come along on a fantastic voyage? No time travel to throwback music videos required.<p>We were …

Woodworking

Are Andy Warhol's 15 minutes over?

Has our ever-changing world at last out-Warholed Andy Warhol? A set of previously unseen photographs taken by the visionary pop artist late in his life is about to be offered for sale by an online art and antique website for up to £55,000 for a print. However, aspects of this latest …

Like Oil and Water

“Fox River Derivatives,” by Chicago-based photographer Peter Hoffman, questions our relationship with natural resources. Hoffman told <i>PDN</i> via e-mail, …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

Hacking an Old Polaroid Big Shot So That It Syncs with Modern Day Flashes

A lot of people love the “vintage look” in photography these days.<p>Of course, it’s one thing is to capture it with the plethora of software readily …