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DIY Modern Laminate Flooring Plank Wall

Maggie approves!

Our family room (aka Dog Room) was an add-on, so one of the walls used to be an exterior wall. This “used to be outside” wall had brick walls and what used to be the wall of windows is now covered with drywall and wallpaper. I ripped the wallpaper and found that the drywall behind […]

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Easy DIY Modern Vinyl Record Wall Display Ledge Shelf

I need more records!

I started to buy vinyl records with my allowance when I was like 11 or 12 years old. The very first record I purchased was “Abbey Road” by The Beatles. The compact discs came out soon after that and I eventually moved away from vinyl records. Then everything became downloadable and I quit buying CDs […]

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DIY Modern Wall Shelves

Other end

My husband claimed a spare bedroom as a “man cave.” There was nothing manly about the room. It was more like a storage room until recently – I got tired of looking at the clutter, so I decided to install some shelves.

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Danish Modern Chair and Ottoman Restoration Adventure: Part One

seen better days

We are in desperate need of an extra seating for our family room. Every night, three humans and five dogs fight over a space on our only sofa. Usually, only two humans and three dogs win the space. Because we share the seating space with our dogs (yes, they do have dog beds on the […]

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Make It! Hardware Store Decor

I was very excited when I got an email from Curbly, the DIY Design Community informing there was going to be a new Make It! book. Just by looking at the title, “Make It! Hardware Store Decor,” I knew I would just love this new book – I love hardware stores. This book is the […]

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How to Build a Case Study Inspired Bed

Finished Product

I had no prior experience in building furniture. I had my husband help me build this bed and it took us two days to build it, excluding the drying time for the stain. The bed is a queen size measuring 64” W x 82” L. It is pretty sturdy and has no problem (so far) […]

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Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Designer Todd Oldham’s book Handmade Modern has been a great source for me when it comes to mid century modern inspired DIY projects. Even if I am not planning on making anything, I like to flip through the pages time to time. Handmade Modern came out in 2005 and I had been wondering if he […]

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DIY With Make It! Mid Century Modern

Do you need more mid century modern inspired DIY project ideas? I found a perfect how-to book called “Make It! Mid-Century Modern” published by Curbly, the DIY Design Community. This 76-page book contains 12 original projects inspired by iconic mid century designers such as Charles Eames, Alexander Girard, and George Nelson.
Make It! Mid-Century Modern
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DIY Wall Circles

Now that the walls are painted, I needed to decorate my walls. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I painted my walls in “Chartreuse” that was from a color palette called “Suburban Modern” offered by Sherwin Williams. To give an accent, I painted a wide border going across the walls in “Classic French Gray” […]

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DIY Atomic Nightstands with Hairpin Legs

Her Side

So now the bed is complete, our next project was to build a pair of mid century modern inspired nightstands. Originally, I was going to buy a pair of nightstands. I wanted a pair of Paul McCobb nightstands that matched my dresser. I looked all possible sources, but could never find one within my budget. […]

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