Going Retro

Going Retro

The Nelson Marshmallow Sofa is not a piece of furniture that is easy to forget. Much like an odometer, it goes so far into the ugly range that it starts to turn over into the classic range. Yesterday I was…

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Do-It-Yourself Window Seat

Do-It-Yourself Window Seat

When I was young, broke, and living in the city, I faced the constant problem of furnishing my empty apartments. The answer lay in lowering my standards. It took some time, but I gradually adapted and accepted the cinder-block bookshelves…

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More Than Just Empties

More than Just Empties

What better way to tell the world, "I like building things and I also drink A LOT of wine" than constructing your very own Cabernet Couch (pictured at left). The Carlo Rossi website has released pictures and project plans for…

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Classy Speakers

Classy Speakers

To be honest, I’ve always liked the look of recessed speakers in ceilings or walls. This touch says the homeowner takes pride in his or her whole-home audio, an amenity worth showcasing. That said, I can definitely see a niche…

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Beanbag Heaven

Beanbag Heaven

The only thing better than watching World Cup games is watching it with a bunch of similarly passionate soccer fans. Get a group of us together and it’s mayhem. But it can also mean a shortage of places to sit.…

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Split Personality

Split Personality

The Reversica Cabinet—Makes Kids Disappear! (at least in this pic). Ok, that’s not part of the deal. Actually, Hooker Furniture has been making innovative entertainment pieces for some time now and this “Jekyll and Hide” console continues that streak. The…

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

It’s always the “easy” tasks that get mucked up the fastest, even by seasoned DIYers. Hanging picture frames falls squarely into that category, even with our fancy laser levels and such. The Picture Wall Company feels your pain and wants…

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