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Tole Baskets

Steps:3
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Office in a Chest

Steps:5
Other Ideas:
Building, Organizing
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Baby Face Thumbtacks

Steps:3
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Space-Saving Corner Shelves

Steps:8
Next time you're staring at the wall, wondering how best to organize your things, avert your gaze 45 degrees and take a look in the corner. A single shelf or several that fit into the corner of a room can open up a world of possibilities.
Materials
  • Corner-shelf template
  • Inspiration image for table base
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 4 pieces 1/2-inch-thick plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF)
  • Jigsaw
  • String
  • Hand sander and sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws
  • Wood primer
  • Paint
  • Hand drill
  • 3 1-inch angle brackets
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Map Memory Board

Steps:2
Materials
  • Map of the United States, Europe, or other area to which you have traveled
  • Thin poster board
  • Spray adhesive
  • Fiber board, such as Homasote (available at hardware stores), cut 5 1/2 inches larger all around than the map
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Decorative pushpins or furniture tacks
  • Eye hooks
  • Hanging wire
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China Paperweight

Steps:5
Lids that outlive their matching vessels are the lonely hearts of the flea market. Too pretty to discard but obviously deprived of a function, they beg for a second chance.
Materials
  • China lid
  • Plaster of paris
  • Water Palette knife
  • Plastic cup, for drying
  • Sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • Felt
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
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Customizing a Mouse Pad

Steps:3
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