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By Tim Clark and Mark Cunningham

Tertial Chandelier

Materials: Tertial lamps, aluminum square tube, electric connectors, 1,5 mm wire Description: I started by reversing the lamp holder position of 6 Tertial lamps so that they could rotate down when the chandelier was in the ceiling. To do that I had to remove de lamp holders, turn them around and reconnect them. The plugs were cut off. Click to read the rest of the post >>

Don’t Use the Stove when the Microwave Will Do (20/365)

Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat. For the specific task microwaves excel at, they’re much more efficient than stove tops and ovens. The basic stats on energy use prove this to be the case. However, the savings are relatively small.

As-is goldmine, Part 2: doors are not just for cabinets

Materials: drill, screwdriver, level, patience Description: While hunting in the as-is room for materials for another project my boyfriend/handyman and I found these extra tall cabinet doors that we determined would be a great fit for the small utility closet we built at the top of our basement steps.

Girly Kura Bed Hack

Materials: KURA bed, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, wood primer and high gloss black spray paint. Description: I love the look and functionality of the Kura bed but wanted to make it a little more girly to fit in with my daughter's Paris themed room. I purchased the Kura bed from Craigslist, primed the wood with spray primer, and spray painted it black with high gloss paint.

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #56

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding A few days ago, I overheard Otis Redding singing from the speakers of a car near me, and just as suddenly, it dissolved into a rap.

Top Freelance Jobs from Job Board – Week 3, January

Looking for a new client? The FreelanceSwitch job board is a great resource of freelance gigs and opportunities. These opportunities are in various fields, from development to writing to design, and come from a wide range of potential clients.

Lack Grundtal kid's kitchen

Materials: Lack, Grundtal Description: Deb spotted an Ikea hack on Apartment Therapy. Submitted by Kirstin, this play kitchen can be played with on all four sides. It's kinda like a kitchen island for kids. Also, more than one kid can play at a time. Nice. Yes, cooking (even pretend cooking) should be a social activity. See more of Kirstin's play kitchen.

Setting Your Mind for a Winter Weight Loss

Every single year most people get stuck in the same cycle regarding fitness. As the days grow shorter and colder we exercise less.

Hacking a bed into the back of a station wagon

Materials: Dodge Magnum (or other station wagon of your choice), Dalselv twin bed, Sultan Lillaker slats, station wagon, saw, drill, optional strap hinges and paint stick Description: Building a bed into the back of a station wagon to sleep on during camping/road trips. The Sultan Lillaker slats fit perfectly into the back of the Dodge Magnum, but the bed frame will need some adjustment.

Air-Dry Your Clothes Instead of Using the Dryer (19/365)

On any given day, if you were to wander into our laundry room, you’d find damp clothing hung up, laid out, or somehow exposed to the relatively warm and relatively dry air in there.

Mammut lamp

Materials: Mammut chair leg; one lamp; one cord; one bulb plug Description: To create this table lamp I sawed the end part of a Mammut chair leg. I drilled a small hole at the bottom of the leg with an awl. I put a lamp in the leg and finally I put the plug at the end of the cord and I screwed the bulb. ~ Rosandra, Italy

Varde counter drawer hacked by kitchen sink

Materials: varde counter, boholmen kitchen sink, atlant strainer, edsvik kitchen faucet Description: When we were designing our first kitchen, I wanted to avoid chipboard as much as possible and have something sturdy. That's why we decided to chose Varde kitchen. On the other hand our kitchen room wasn't too big, so we had to save the place.

Ask Unclutterer: Parting with a cherished item that has been broken

Reader Lirpa submitted the following to Ask Unclutterer: I have something that I love that recently broke by accident. It has sentimental value (passed to me from an aunt), it is aesthetically my style, it was useful, and it made me smile whenever I saw it. It is still all those things, except that it can no longer be safely used (nor repurposed).

Hemnes bookcase turned into vintage food storage cabinet

Materials: Hemnes bookcase Non Ikea supplies: wooden desk for door, 3 replica brass hinges, 2 vent strainers, handle, double roller catch, matching screws Description: Our relatively small kitchen needed some food cabinet that is not too deep and relatively tall. The space left was on the kitchen side, where were standing already two vintage cabinets.

Design for Yourself: Pros and Cons

You are a creative person and you want a new look for your business—whether it’s a website, business cards, or whatever. Sure, you could do the work yourself—but should you? For some odd reason, there seems to be a discrepancy of sorts when it comes to doing the work for ourselves.