DIY Shelf Unit

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Maria from Scandi Home built this clever shelving for her office. She wanted to keep the natural colour of the wood because she has a lot of wooden items around her home. She also love the wooden patterns so she didn't want to cover them in paint. It's very beautiful unpainted but the shelf unit would also be nice in other colors like black as shown below.

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Indoor & Outdoor Swings

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Leather Link Hammock by Jim Zivic

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If you don't have a backyard just bring the fun inside

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Very impressive bed swing!

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So cute :)

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Swing made with a plastic chair

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Tin Foil River in the yard.

What a great idea! Kids would love to make a 'river'. We'll have to try that one that is for sure! All you need is tin foil, water in a bucket and some boats or ducks.

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Hidden Doors and Secret Passageways

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Hidden Doors and Secret Passageways are always a cool amenity to any house. Not only does provide mystery to your living quarters, but it also allows for a bit of privacy. Hidden doors and secret passageways seem to be a popular room addition since there are numerous companies on the web who specialize in such requests, like The Hidden Door Company, Creative Home Engineering and Hide A Door.

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A wardrobe door to another room. Via...

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Suspended lamp made out of recycled graters

What a great idea to use old graters as lampshades for this light rack ! One of our favorite creation we’ve seen with recycled graters !

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DIY Decorative Wall Hooks

Some cute wall hooks for any room in the house.

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Easy French Bread Recipe

Here is a keeper for your recipe collection.

Easy French Bread
Makes 2 large loaves
Preparation time:  3 hours, start to finish, including rising times

1/2 c. lukewarm water
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. (or 1 pkg.) dry active yeast
2 c. lukewarm water
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil
Approx. 5+ cups all-purpose flour
1 egg mixed with 1 tsp. cold water, to glaze

In a large drinking glass or measuring pitcher, combine the 1/2 c. lukewarm water with 1/2 tsp. sugar and dry active yeast.  Stir to combine and let this rest about 10 minutes, till risen and bubbly.

Note:  Careful not to use hot water!  If the water is too hot, it will kill the yeast and you'll have to start again.  Allowing the yeast to rise in the cup, separate from the rest of the ingredients, is to test the yeast and make sure it's rising well.  This prevents wasting your other ingredients, should you have to start again.

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