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February 2012

February 15, 2012

That's My Letter: "P" is for Personalize

via thatsmyletter.blogspot.com

Want to know how to personalize stuff perfectly on wood? This lovely blogger has figured it out.  Hint: Think pointy.

In this Crazy Life: Tips and Tricks

via inthiscrazylife-bethany.blogspot.com

This girl has a fantastic collection of tips for DIY and household stuff. I love the paint can elastic that saves you from gobbing up the rim, and using marshmallows as a hydrating agent for brown sugar.

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February 14, 2012

How to Clean a Pizza Stone With Almost No Effort

via www.colormeglamorous.com

Renew a pizza stone by letting it run through your oven's self-clean cycle. The worst that can happen is that it'll crack and you'll have to replace it, but most of the time it works fine because the ceramic was fired at a much higher temperature. It might help to warm it slowly to 400 or so before engaging the self-clean cycle.

Homemade Headboard

via yogachrissy.blogspot.com

Cool tutorial for a headboard made from steel pipe and connectors

February 12, 2012

Penny Desk!

via www.instructables.com

It doesn't get cooler than a penny desk. Love this tip-laden tutorial.

February 10, 2012

My latest Sugru hacks

This is a food processor lid that snapped in half when I dropped it on the slate floor.  Sugru to the daring, orange rescue. (the food processor body is orange so it all looks absolutely intentional)

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The plumbing pipes above the new water heater collect condensation, which then drips on the top of the water heater and wants to run into the electrical well on top of the water heater.  IX-NAY!  I made a nice white gasket around the electrical controls so no pesky water can find its way into the workings.  

Sugru water heater repair

How to cut wine bottles

via www.instructables.com

I'm weirdly attracted to this whole wine-bottle-cutting-in-half movement.

February 03, 2012

Reclaimed wood ideas

via www.eieihome.com

I'm a sucker for reclaimed anything and these wood/tree/driftwood/branch/chair designs at the International Design Show 2012, as reported by eieihome.com, are inspiring.

Use rubber bands to keep clothes on the hanger

via www.realsimple.com

Freakishly simple fix for the problem of closet-floor Trail Mix.

February 01, 2012

Under the Sink Storage by Pink Toes and Power Tools

via www.prettyhandygirl.com

Ingenious method for stabilizing those twisted wonky dollar-store plastic bins - force 'em into shape with runners created from strips of MDF.

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