As shelter content goes, it seems you’ve got to be a 242-sq.-ft. closet of an apartment OR a $6M West Village rowhouse just to get some love from the Internets. But let’s be real for just a minute: if YOU live in a just-normal-sized, largely unremarkable urban apartment (maybe with roommates and perhaps a smart storage hack here and there) SHOW US. We’ll send you a prezzie for your troubles (if you submit by the end of Sept) and might feature you here at TOA.
Here’s a lil’ nugget from me: If you stand at my coffee table-slash-storage chest you can prettymuch see my whole place…still way bigger than a closet, though. And heere ends your tour! -ts
DIY Rock Pendants Using a Soldering Iron Tutorial from Stars for Streetlights. There is a really good short video tutorial on how to go through the steps of soldering (not that many and not that hard). There are also links to the materials she has used and they are so much cheaper than I expected.
Paint stripes on your mason jar to give them a pop when using them for storage
Mason jars are like Dr. Lahiri’s ass. They just won’t quit, will they? -ts
There are lots of DIY sites. But this one's LEGIT. How do we know? Jenn Stimpson wrote all of thisoldhouse's Step-by-Step content for years, meticulously building each project herself to take you through the process as someone who has lived to tell the tale.
SHOWN: Want to make bookends like the ones shown above? Use a couple of your own thrift store finds to recreate the look.
If this DIY were a person I’d marry it. -ts
Rawr! Grab these crazy critters for your next fiesta: bit.ly/1nv50Gr
DIY paint idea hiding in gif #4 of this set. Just saying. -ts
Dear Future Self. You may feel indestructible now, but that lower back pain is gonna take you down in a couple of years. Don’t be a dummy. VIA The Family Handyman. -ts
DIY Back Drop Earrings Tutorial from Gem & Em. This is a really easy DIY and an ongoing trend.
If you’re waiting (and waiting) for your super to come fix your faucet that drips (and drips), here’s a trick to silence the problem in the meantime…so you can get some sleep. -ts VIA lifehackercom:
Tie string around the head of your faucet and let it hang down so the end of the string touches the bowl of the sink. The water will cling to the string and not make any sound as it drips down to the drain!