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Tuesday, 12 June

18:44

The Right Paint For The Job "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

When youre designing your home, the first place you start is with paint. Paint has a power that is unlike anything else. It can define a style, create a mood, and transform a space. Paint is everything!! If you need a refresh, paint is the jumping off point. But guys, paint is SO MUCH MORE than just color.

Weve talked about picking colors, and my recipe for the perfect white paint. Weve talked about how to prep new walls for paint and get all of the drywall dust off. Weve talked about practical application and how to paint. So today were diving into using the right kind of paint for the job.

Its really easy to stop into your local hardware store and buy the cheapest paint theyve got right? Before you do that, there is so much more that you need to know!! Different paint lines have different formulations for use. If you use the wrong kind (or a lower quality formula) youre potentially setting yourself up for a world of hurt. Im here to make sure that doesnt happen!!

First things first, go to  . The folks behind the counter know EVERYTHING and have saved me multiple times from making big mistakes. Like the time I called and asked about painting vinyl exterior moulding and found out that 1. it shouldnt really be painted, and 2. if I painted it black the heat from the sun would melt it. Did you know this?! I didnt! But Sam from Sherwin-Williams sure did. Can you imagine putting all of the exterior trim up on the front of the Merc, get it painted and watch it distort and droop? Gah!!!

Depending on what youre painting (walls, trim, furniture, doors, exterior, interior, cabinets, floors, etc. etc.) there are different types of paint. Paint is not one size fits all, and if youve ever had a paint fail from using the wrong type, you TOTALLY know what I...

16:00

Living In Nature: Turkey Tail Mushrooms "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Living In Nature on Design*Sponge

Back in February, we went on our very first Design*Sponge team retreat. It was a wonderful few days full of ideas and getting to know everyone in person (since we work remotely with each other). We all live scattered around the country, and a couple out of the country, so it was a really great weekend together to say the least. We stayed at the beautiful Hasbrouck House in upstate New York which is so cozy, none of us wanted to leave. One afternoon, we all went on a walk through their nature trails and I noticed some mushrooms growing on a tree that had colors I had never seen in nature before. It had rings of light and dark grey, a thin line of gold or brass, a little ochre on a few pieces and was velvet to the touch. I took a small piece off of the fallen tree and brought it back to our next brainstorming session. I quickly identified it, with the help of a friend back home, as the Turkey Tail Mushroom. I was so drawn to the colors of its rings that it made me want to create a whole room around it. I found some great information on Turkey Tail mushrooms...

15:00

Open World: Important Questions Guide A Makerspace "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

These questions might have two sets of answers: answers describing a spaces reality, and answers describing its aspirations. Ideally, those answers should converge.

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The post Open World: Important Questions Guide A Makerspace appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

02:32

Maker Faire Capitol Hill: The Maker Faire Happening in the Middle of Congress "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Tomorrow, June 12th, Maker Faire Capitol Hill will bring the maker movement to Congressional leaders, policymakers, and the public alike.

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The post Maker Faire Capitol Hill: The Maker Faire Happening in the Middle of Congress appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

00:55

1801 Stone house tour, 18 ac, creek, old stone houses for sale in Kentucky "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


1801 Stone Estate house for sale lots of history. Nicely secluded, 6/10 mile off main road. One of the oldest Stone homes West of the Alleghenies and certainly one of the oldest in Kentucky.

First time this property has been available in 50 yrs. 5 fireplaces, 3 bedrooms 2 baths, exposed beams, 9 and 10 ceilings, hand-hewn oak beams Chestnut, Cherry and Heart Pine floors. 2 thick walls massively constructed with massive integrity. Two 100 long barns, Silo and feed lot.

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Wow, absolutely stunning.

The post 1801 Stone house tour, 18 ac, creek, old stone houses for sale in Kentucky appeared first on Natural Building Blog.

Monday, 11 June

22:22

Material Monday: ASA Filament "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

ASA 3D printer filament helps your prints stand up to the Sun's abuses.

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20:39

A Pizza Oven Made from an Old Car? "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

A French artist turns a dead Ford into a pizza oven.

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16:00

Auckland, New Zealands Lovely & Light-Filled Bestie Caf "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Bestie Cafe on Design*Sponge

Bestie Cafe on Design*Sponge

I cant imagine it would be easy to fill the figurative shoes of a cafe that had worked to establish itself for 20 years previously, but thats exactly what Emma Lyell and Tane Williams did when they opened Auckland, New Zealands Bestie Cafe two and a half years ago. With a certain sensitivity to the 100+ year-old building, they wanted to create an inviting and cozy aesthetic while still being highly functional in the large space they had to work with. This space is one that I had dreamed of having one day, Emma begins, but never ever thought it would actually happen! Its got one of the most incredible views in the city, as well as being in the most amazingly designed arcade from the 1920s (it has been a cafe or tea room the whole time). When we heard from friends that the space was up for grabs, Tane drew up a little pitch about why we would love the cafe and what we planned to do there and to our surprise and delight we got the lease. The neighborhood is one of the most diverse and creative spots in the city and somewhere we already had worked in and loved. So it was a perfect fit.

Tane has a background in illustration and Em...

13:01

Maker Pro: How Maker Pros Are Spreading Next Gen Assistive Tech "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This week: How maker pros are next gen assistive tech, Indiegogo courts Chinese innovators, and hack your way to hardware funding.

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01:13

Off Grid Tiny House Homestead ~ Thriving In The Arizona Desert! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


Take a tour of Derricks and High Carb Hannahs sustainable homestead in Arizona.

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High Carb Hannahs channel has about 573,000 subscribers! She has some great looking recipes.

The post Off Grid Tiny House Homestead ~ Thriving In The Arizona Desert! appeared first on Natural Building Blog.

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