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Second, I picked up this magazine when I went to the store to get some medicine for my sick son. He wants nothing more than to spend eternity snuggled up to me when he feels poorly, so he and I curled up on the couch together. We read some chapters of "Charlotte's Web" and when he fell asleep on my lap I took a few minutes to read this. It is gold! Sooo many great projects and ideas in it for home improvement and all of them totally doable, only basic powertool, painting and crafting knowledge required.
It's full of creative ideas like these drawer pulls. Love the padlock!
I've got to try this one. Those are panels of gourmet fabric stretched across pieces of foam board (Although I think building canvas stretcher bars would be a better way to go). Great wall art and it gives you an excuse to buy expensive, gorgeous fabric. Also, if you have energetic young children, like me :), you should know that fabric wall hangings help cut down on room echoes and overall noise so not only will these look great, but they will also have a fabulous acoustic benefit!There are SO many other great ideas and projects in the magazine. If you like IKEA furniture, (and who doesn't?) there are a few articles on how to use/modify IKEA basics for a custom look. There is one on how to create your own pendant lampshade out of anything. Oh, and there is a pegboard right in the first few pages that is really inspirational! It has a standard pants hanger turned into a ribbon organizer that is just too cool!