This is my bike. It is a good bike that performs all of it's bikely functions. It was a gift from my in-laws, they got it at a garage sale and I really do love it. I just wish it were more, errr, stylish. Does anyone have any ideas for how I could spruce it up?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Do It Yourself posts.
How-tos, photos and topics of DIY discussion.
I remember when I took my first class at college, the first thing the professor did was show us how to use an X-Acto properly and how to cut a mat board. She went over every detail, told us to be extra careful because they are sharp little bastards. And what happens? Not five minutes later, a girl cuts open her hand and, as I later found out, had to get stitches and couldn't work with that hand for a while. So here are a few little tips for other DIYers. I'm mostly just wanted to address common things I've seen done that end in injury.
My fiancé and I finished making our very own Mandrake to use as a centerpiece. I'm pretty stoked on how he turned out, and I thought I'd share with you how we did it.
What the hell is spool knitting you ask? Spool knitting (aka "French knitting") is basically knitting done in a constant spiral instead of in rows. It's typically used to make sleeves and socks, but a small spool, like the kind I used as a kid, produces what's basically a long rope. And here's how it's done…
I've been searching the web for a cute wall-mounted makeup storage unit, but could not find anything. So, I just made one! Here's how…
Who doesn't like test tubes and fire? No one, I tells ya. I thought these DIY lighting projects came out pretty cool, so I figured I'd teach you how to make them, so you can learn from my many mistakes.
I'm not over the cement trend, and I'm certainly not over the toys-as-decor trend. So, I put them together in a functional DIY. I made a few of these dinosaur cement bookends! You could make one, or a pair. Here's how…
I've been wanting a gigantic chalkboard to hang in my house for a while but they're expensive — or they were, until I realized just how easy it would be to make my own inexpensive version. I picked up a canvas at an art shop, a can of spray paint, and got busy! I tend to change things in my house pretty often, and since this chalkboard is lightweight, it's easy for me to move around or change the drawing.