Stephanie Albares

Stephanie Albares

DIY Contributor
Stephanie Albares is a graphic designer who blogs about bringing a mod aesthetic into her weatherboard house over at Saltbush Avenue. She is enthusiastic about modernist design, collecting too many plants, sewing her own textiles and weird secondhand goodies.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Albares, on March 14, 2016

10 DIY Kids’ Storage Ideas

There are so many creative ideas for decorating a child’s space, and storage is an essential part of it. From tweaking IKEA standbys to building your own shelving from scratch, these storage ideas help control clutter and have enough personality to match the little sprites living amongst them. RAST and BEKVAM: Hacked IKEA Basics The famously...

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Posted in Office Design Ideas | by Stephanie Albares, on March 10, 2016

Make Your Own Wooden Magazine Files

You might be thinking, “Aren’t magazine files already easy to find and pretty cheap?” It gets even easier and cheaper, my friend. One sheet of plywood = EIGHTEEN files! At $3.50 per top-grade plywood file, I was totally on board. I was inspired by Ana White’s plans for the same, and I followed her cut list...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Albares, on February 29, 2016

Custom Frame Those Prints Yourself!

Let me let you in on a secret: nearly every frame in my house is secondhand. It’s not hard to find solid timber frames with intact glass panes. And even if the glass is broken or missing — there’s a fix for that. If you’ve got a mantel that needs a few framed prints, or...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Albares, on February 23, 2016

Before and After: A Fresh Scandinavian Dresser Makeover

You’ll never know what you’ll find under the surface. With a little work, I took a plain dresser and gave it some Nordic flair. Here’s how that went down! It didn’t look like much, but its simple, attractive pulls tipped me off that there could be potential lurking under its four coats of paint. Scandinavian...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Stephanie Albares, on February 5, 2016

How To Make A Macrame Hanging Planter

Bohemian fiber art is undergoing a huge resurgence. This includes tapestries, wall hangings and yes, macrame. As someone who experienced the 1970s first-hand, my mother shudders to think about those once-ubiquitous knotted rope hangings becoming fashionable again. But my mother is also the same crafty lady who taught my younger self how to make beaded...

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