Industrial Pipes-and-Fittings Décor

From urban contemporary interiors to reclaimed retro, industrial-inspired décor is popping up all over, adding warmth and nostalgia wherever it goes. And as the Victorians would say, we’re tickled pink!

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Project Panel How-To Project: Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table

In our last trend blog we talked about the unorthodox ways plywood is being used to build fabulous furniture. We showed you everything from kitchen tables to couches, benches to cabinets, and we still can't stop admiring its modern simplicity.

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DIY Project Panel Furniture Trends

When we think and search for trends, we often find materials cleverly taken out of context and applied in fresh and creative ways. Things like pallet boards used for accent walls instead of shipping and receiving. Lattice used for storage solutions instead of outdoor living. In each of these examples, something is used in an unorthodox way and becomes the next big thing.

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Garage Storage How-To Project: Rake Rack

Garage Storage How-To Project: Rake Rack

Get a handle on your long-handled tools. You’ll be amazed how much more convenient they are at eye level and within arm’s reach. For step-by-step how-to instructions...

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DIY Garage Storage Inspiration

Garage storage may not be the blogosphere’s sexiest topic, but it’s one of those seemingly big to-dos that — once reluctantly tackled — makes a world of difference to your everyday efficiency.

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Project Panel How-To Project: Modern-Inspired Light Shelf Project

With a few simple tools and your bare hands, you can make this clean, modern light shelf. You won't believe how one piece of wood, an inexpensive lamp kit and an LED bulb can brighten up a room; make a bold, modern statement; and add a fresh and fun conversation piece that'll stop guests in their tracks. Keep reading to get our downloadable project instructions (PDF), and be sure to not miss our video!

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Now Trending: Natural Plywood Décor that Makes Itself Right at Home

The epitome of modern design is where clean lines meet natural woodgrain and organic elements. The basic principle being that simplicity creates an airy feeling. Spaces that don’t look busy or cluttered. Ultimately, the reason modern style endures.

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How-To Project: Chalkboard Command Center

How-To Project: Chalkboard Command Center

With just a handful of tools and a few easy steps, you can make this fun, great-looking command center. Let its handy clips hold all the things you want to keep at your fingertips — like this weekend's special birthday cake recipe or that important piece of mail. Your step-by-step how-to instructions await....

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DIY Chalkboard and Markerboard Project Inspiration

Remember in elementary school when nothing was more exciting than writing on the board at the front of the classroom? Has that changed? No, right? Not for us either. What DIY projects can you make using simple, affordable chalkboard and markerboard panels? Here are some of our favorites.

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How-To Project: Entryway Pegboard with Mirror, Shelves and Hooks

Scandinavian How-To Project: Entryway Pegboard with Mirror, Shelves and Hooks

After publishing our post on Scandinavian design last time, your loyal DimensionsTM DIY Team is back to share another how-to project — and there was nothing we wanted to showcase more than our current obsession: Ultra-Scandi giant pegboards with oversized dowels.

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