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2014 Design Forecast: Predictions + Trends

2014 Design Forecast: Predictions + Trends

This might be the first year where my design obsessions and the current state of affairs in the design world, actually align. Fingers crossed this is so, because when the masses jump on board, it's a tad easier to find those items I am coveting. Though this also means I am likely to tire of it a tad more quickly, since it will become style overload for someone like myself who is constantly bombarded with visual inspiration. I for one am over the moon excited to jump on the bandwagon I see coming down the line here in 2014. It appears as though I am not the only one in need of a little less fuss and a lot more calm and soothing in my life, because the movement toward more minimal styling, clean lines and fresh natural elements is beginning to emerge from every corner of the design-osphere (totally a thing). 

But let's talk specifics, shall we?

My Design and Style Predictions for 2014

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Welcome To The New Site

Welcome To The New Site

If you haven't already visited TDC today, you will be greeted with a pleasant surprise my dear friends! We are now all cozy in our new home and the new site is live! And it's beautiful...         ... Read More

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Reader Showcase: Steves Dawson Dresser

Steves Dawson Dresser

This was my first time to attempt any type of furniture building. The plans were clear and easy to follow!

Built From These Plans:  Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build Pottery Barn Inspired Dawson Extra Wide Dresser

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Juliette Twin Bed

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Juliette Twin Bed

Cher-Ann Texter Designs by Studio C Juliette Twin Bed Project Details

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Dimensions Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 

Lumber

  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 7 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 2 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 3 – 1x8 at 8’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 6’

Materials

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws

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Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser

Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser

The Design Confidential DIY Steppe 6 Drawer Dresser Project Details

We have such a special treat today my lovely fellow builders! I've teamed up with one of my favorite sweet friends, Lindsay of Makely Home to bring you a gorgeous set of plans! She has worked so very hard on this beauty so I hope you will head over to visit her and gush over her build! She will be sharing more beautiful images and details there! 

Tools

  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, Miter
  • Drill
  • Brad Nailer or Nail Gun
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 

Lumber

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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Kids Four Story Wood Shelf

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Kids Four Story Wood Shelf

Designs by Studio C Cher-Ann Texter Kids Four Story Wood Shelf Project Details

Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Kids Four Story Wood Shelf. Both fun and functional, this gift would be perfect to wake up to Christmas morning! A little bit of storage, and little bit of imagination play and a whole lot of bang for your buck. Another fabulous and budget friendly project in our Handmade Holiday Decor and Gifts series and one that should get a lot of use regardless of age. Xx... Rayan

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

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Reader Showcase: Wiskerface Chesapeake Bench

Reader Showcase: Wiskerface Chesapeake Bench

Wiskerface Chesapeake Bench

This Chesapeake Bench was my first large project. The photo is not as good as I would like but I hope to add better ones at a later time.

It took about 2 weeks of and on to do it and is very sturdy. The brass hardware is there for 2 reasons 1) it takes the viewers eyes away from some of the errors and it compensates for were I misplaced a couple Pocket Screws which caused a portion of wood to come apart. As I was near the completion and weather was a factor to get it done (I don't have room in my house to paint large projects)

Built From These Plans:  Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Potterybarn Inspired Chesapeake Storage Bench Estimated Cost: 

$50 Canadian in wood not including screws and glue.

Length of Time: 

2 weeks

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