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Ikea Hacking. Staining The Frames.

It was a snowy cold Saturday in NYC, and I didn’t find anything better to do than another Ikea hack.

I had those frames in my bathroom forever and never liked the birch color. But once we painted the walls blue it stopped going with anything, so I just had to get down to them.

Here we go.

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Kickstarter Lighting Projects

Here are the editor's picks of the lighting projects funded on Can't wait to see these lamps mass-produced.

Blime Light by Alvaro Soto

Blime is a DIY Parametric light fixture that can be assembled at home and shipped flat. Because its design is parametric and fabricated with a laser cutter, Blime can be easily customizable.

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Ikea Hacking Experience

So I was looking for cheap magazine racks and came upon this set of two at Ikea.

As they came unfinished I decided to give them a new look to match my desk. Used oil-based Minwax® Wood Finish™ in English Chestnut 233 for outside and Early American 230 for inside. You can't really see the difference between those two, but anyways.

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Home Office Ideas on Behance

Here are our editor's picks for the home office ideas on Behance.

Cartographer's Desk

This writing/drafting desk was designed with simplicity in mind. Built out of castoff wood scraps and recycled material, this desk combines minimalistic qualities with an abandoned shipwreck sort of feel.

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MinWax PolyShades Experience

I used PolyShades in a recent armchair renovation project. It is a stain and polyurethane one-step product. My baby suffered long-term outside exposure, so I believe the original dark lacquer turned into an even darker shade. What I needed to do was to lighten up the wood and create an antique look.

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