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Re-Upholstery for Under $40

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in 1a_homepage, distressed furniture, diy projects, eco friendly, eco-friendly home decor, environmentalism, thrift store | 1 comment

Re-Upholstery for Under $40

I found a lovely iron and wood chair in the alley on the way home from work one day, and decided to haul it home in order to paint and re-upholster it. It was a long haul, but I made it home and began to clean it up. I removed the three back pieces and later removed the bottom and got to work. I decided to match this chair to the telephone bench that I found at the thrift store a few weeks ago. Remember this guy? So, what do these two pieces now look like? See below to find out! Easy Bench or...

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Cruelty-Free Feathers Treasury

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in 1a_homepage, activism, concious buying, cruelty free feathers, eco friendly, etsy treasury, gift guide, womens | 0 comments

I wanted to create a collection featuring sellers who use cruelty-free feathers. It’s not hard to find beautiful things featuring real or drawn feathers for those who love them without including feathers that were harvested cruelly. Please enjoy all of these beautiful items and remember your feathered friends when purchasing items with feathers!

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idea: doily curtains

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in 1a_homepage, design, diy projects, doily curtain, eco friendly, eco friendly design, light, siren adams, sweet paul | 1 comment

doily curtains by Michela Scherrer I’ve been dreaming about making my own curtains for a while. But I hate how heavy some curtains can look. I want light in my house, but still want the privacy that curtains can provide. So, I’ve been browsing around for some inspiration, and I think I’ve found it. DIY doily curtains. I wish I had saved more of my grandma’s sweet doilys. I love how they can be transformed when light shines through them. curtains by Little White...

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t-shirt shag rug tutorial

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in blue, buying local, Chicago, christmas, concious consumption, craft, design, diy, eco friendly, generation t, gifts, recycled, room decor, rug, shag rug, tshirts, tutorial, upcycled, waste-free | 144 comments

  Here it is, finally! My shag rug is complete. I love how it feels under my feet, and if it starts to look a little flat, I pick it up, shake it, and it fluffs right back up!  It took some time but I finished it and I’m glad I decided to make one. You can too, especially if you like to cut up t-shirts but never know what to do with the scraps afterwards. The scraps from my scarves are perfect candidates for making a rug. And this craft is very easy, even children can learn...

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