May 8th, 2017 by admin

Have you ever watched “Flea Market Flip” on HGTV for hours on end and thought, “You know what? I can do that!” Same.

And that bolstered sense of DIY prowess usually sends me on the hunt for something janky at the nearest flea market that I think I can bring back to life with skills that I most definitely don’t have. And you know how that usually ends? With a pile of broken furniture and a few hopes and dreams stuffed underneath.

Fortunately, this crafter from Into the Dirtshop is about as skilled as it gets. He had three broken chairs sitting around, so he decided to turn them into a quirky bench. If that sounds like it’d be your jam, check out his process!

Here’s what he started with. Not too impressive, right?

But when he saw them sitting next to each other, he knew that they could come together and create the most unique bench of all time. First, he cut out the seat.

After that, he created a support frame that’d eventually join with the chairs.

He then took off the front legs of each chair and butted the back legs up against a board to even them out.

He used screws and wood glue to attach the seat frame.

When he added the seat itself, it really started coming together!

The crafter then went ahead and reattached the front legs to the frame.

For added comfort, he created an armrest. To enhance the bench’s whimsical vibe, he cut a swirled design with a bandsaw.

Here’s the (almost) finished product! Adorable, right?

For full details, check out this video or read Into the Dirtshop’s original post!

If projects like this are right up your alley, be sure to follow Into the Dirtshop on YouTube for more inspiration. So what are you waiting for? Get your butt to the thrift shop!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chair-bench/

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April 16th, 2017 by Max Watson

If you love food but you’re unfortunately not a wizard, you probably stick to cooking and leave baking to the pros. Baking the cakes, brownies, and cookies that make the world a better place takes skill and precision (neither of which I have when I step into a kitchen).

Not only do your ingredients have to be measured perfectly, but they also have to be the right temperature. If a recipe calls for room-temperature butter, for example, you’d better not add some cold butter and hope for the best. The next time you mix all of your dry ingredients and discover that your butter is still hanging out in the fridge, grab a glass and give this trick a try.

This tip is perfect because heating butter up in the microwave would make the ingredient way too hot. And it’ll be great the next time I try (and fail) to bake cookies and I suddenly lose all ability to put steps in a logical order.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/room-temp-butter/

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