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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
Sep 30, 2014 / 98 notes

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

DAILY FIND: Of all the words you can paint on a doormat, these are among the most useful. You could DIY it VIA apartmenttherapy. But you could also just buy it. -ts
Sep 29, 2014 / 208 notes

DAILY FIND: Of all the words you can paint on a doormat, these are among the most useful. You could DIY it VIA apartmenttherapy. But you could also just buy it. -ts

Sep 28, 2014 / 2,330 notes
truebluemeandyou:

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.
Sep 25, 2014 / 790 notes

truebluemeandyou:

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.

Because you’re so profesh. DIY it this weekend for work on Monday morn ;)
-ts
createforless:

DIY Business Card Holder via A Beautiful Mess
Sep 25, 2014 / 118 notes

Because you’re so profesh. DIY it this weekend for work on Monday morn ;)

-ts

createforless:

DIY Business Card Holder via A Beautiful Mess

diyhoard:

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
Sep 25, 2014 / 613 notes

diyhoard:

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.
Congrats on the new site, Jenn! Check out build-basic.com and see all of Jenn’s amazing contributions to TOH’s archives.
SHOWN: Want to make bookends like the ones shown above? Use a couple of your own thrift store finds to recreate the look.
Sep 24, 2014 / 109 notes

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.

Congrats on the new site, Jenn! Check out build-basic.com and see all of Jenn’s amazing contributions to TOH’s archives.

SHOWN: Want to make bookends like the ones shown above? Use a couple of your own thrift store finds to recreate the look.

hometalkblog's pumpkins look better than your pumpkins and they didn't even play with knives. See 9 Sensational No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas VIA huffingtonpost -ts
Sep 24, 2014 / 98 notes

hometalkblog's pumpkins look better than your pumpkins and they didn't even play with knives. See 9 Sensational No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas VIA huffingtonpost -ts

If this DIY were a person I’d marry it. -ts
darbysmart:

Rawr! Grab these crazy critters for your next fiesta: bit.ly/1nv50Gr
Sep 24, 2014 / 93 notes

If this DIY were a person I’d marry it. -ts

darbysmart:

Rawr! Grab these crazy critters for your next fiesta: bit.ly/1nv50Gr

Sep 23, 2014 / 1,357 notes
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
Sep 23, 2014 / 209 notes

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

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Back Drop Earrings Tutorial from Gem & Em. This is a really easy DIY and an ongoing trend.
For more inspiration I posted this DIY from Hello Whimsy with 5 interchangeable back attachments.
Sep 22, 2014 / 492 notes
Provided your magnet’s a strong one, this could be great. Helpful for getting stuff up a ladder more safely, for starters. Might also come in handy if you drop nails behind workbench or furniture, too. More Tool Tricks for Cool Chicks VIA dreamalittlebiggerblog-ts
Sep 22, 2014 / 114 notes

Provided your magnet’s a strong one, this could be great. Helpful for getting stuff up a ladder more safely, for starters. Might also come in handy if you drop nails behind workbench or furniture, too. More Tool Tricks for Cool Chicks VIA dreamalittlebiggerblog-ts

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! 
Sep 21, 2014 / 124 notes

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!