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Antique sewing machine is reborn as chic computer desk for a DIY master

Evita scored a neat old Singer sewing machine at her Goodwill. When it turned out it was beyond repair, Evita turned to her DIY-skills to turn her frown upside-down.

Stephanie and Sean’s recycled, reused, refurbished apartment in the deep south

Offbeat Mama Managing Editor Stephanie gives us a guided tour of her carefully-crafted, kid-friendly apartment filled with thrifty finds. The family’s got bright blue walls, loads of art, and a gigantic bean bag for one little dog.

Monday Montage: how to hang unhangable art

I’ve spent the week watching the Offbeat Home Flickr pool grow, and really enjoying the variety of spaces we’re seeing. Here are a few highlights, including a Bollywood music room, blue and red bliss, and the ultimate solution to hanging un-hangable art.

Last year’s foyer makeover

Our foyer was the “shit catcher” spot for our house, which created something I hate: the entrance to our home was essentially a closet, and a messy one at that. Here’s how my high school bff helped me fix it.