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A Touch Of Gold

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Saturday, January 19, 2013, In : DIY 

I'm missing the sparkle of the holidays so I thought I'd bring a little back with a quick and easy project that has a casual but chic flare.

Gold leafing can be so easy. Especially if you are working on a small piece and you don't care if it's perfect. 

To zip up a small plant container, just grab an old, used, terra-cotta pot and make sure you wipe off any mud on the exterior surface. I purposely left the white staining on the sides because I prefer the casual used look.

Pick up some gold le...
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Dishing It Out

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Tis the season for giving and do I have a great personalized gift for you to give! It only takes 2 minutes and costs less than $5!


This is the easiest to make. I call it the "Snow Leopard Winter Mug". 

All you have to do is go out and pick up some really inexpensive white dishes. I decided to try my luck at Cost Plus World Market. They had a great selection of white dishes just begging to be adorned.

I picked up a mug ($2.), a bowl ($10.), and a small serving platter ($3.). Any of these coul...
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Jean Prouvé DIY Sconce

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Jean Prouvé, the french metalworker who was a self taught architect and designer, made incredible contributions to the design world. One of them being this very simple wall mounted metal lamp which is one of my favorite modern lighting designs.

If you study his designs you will see that because they celebrate simplicity, the feel of his designs can be created using basic materials that are easily accessed.

I think this small sconce would look great in pairs, flanking a sofa or even a bed. B...

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It's Larger Than Life

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Looks fabulous on one of your blank walls, and is only $8. if you do it yourself in black and white!

Large photographic images can be stunning in a home.

They work in kitchens,

living rooms,

and your kids rooms.

Just pick a digital image that you have taken, load it onto a thumb drive (flash drive), take it over to your local large office store like Office Max or Office Depot, give them your thumb drive and ask them to make the largest "engineer print" that they can. A 4' x 5' print will be a...
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Rock and Roll

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Do you need a nice large coffee table for entertaining during the holidays but would rather save the money for gifts? 

No problem...these tables are not only easily put together with materials you may already have, but are certainly worthy of a permanent place in your home!

For this stylish number, all you need are 3-4 stones that are very similar in height and 1 round or square plywood plank, old outdoor table top...

If you have four extra 4x4's hanging around in your scrap wood pile, use thos...

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Create Your Own Masterpiece!

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Friday, July 1, 2011, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Last week I visited
Aaron Brothers for some great frames for kids art. At the same time, I picked up a few canvases that are also on sale through 1 get 1 for one cent. It's the perfect time to create a colorful masterpiece.  

Either you or your child can do it...or you can all make a fun project out of it.

There are two easy ways to make a colorful masterpiece.

The first one is the fastest and most fun. All you need to do is channel your inner Jackson Pollock!

Blick Art Supply carries...
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A Succulent Centerpiece...Inside and Out

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Garden 

I always like to have some sort of flower arrangement on my dining table. This only becomes a challenge when I’m entertaining and it’s time to eat.  Usually the arrangement needs to leave the table or is moved down to the end of the table so that everyone doesn’t have to fight the flowers in order to have a conversation. Half the experience of eating is visual after all, so it would be nice to find a way to keep it there. 

This centerpiece can remain in the center of the table because ...

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As an Interior Designer, I am constantly looking for new ways of re-purposing and re-using what people already have as well as finding new resources for affordable furnishings. This is just a place to share great resources, ideas, information about the trades, and ways of doing things yourself to help make your own home fabulous! 

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