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From Reform: A New Line of Ikea Cabinet Fronts Made with Dinesen Wood

Copenhagen-based Reform, which makes Ikea-compatible kitchen cabinet fronts, is on a roll—they opened a Brooklyn showroom not too long ago and they work with cutting-edge architects like Copenhagen firm Norm. Their latest offering is the UP kitchen, a collaboration between the architects at Lendager Group and Dinesen, using the floor company’s high-quality surplus material. The cabinet fronts and countertops, inspired by the classic craftsman kitchen, are made using cuts from solid, reclaimed Douglas fir left over from Dinesen projects. Here’s a look: Above: The fronts are finished with either light or dark oil from Junckers. Above: The countertops are made of the same solid, reclaimed Douglas…

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12 Design Lessons from Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge

My favorite places to visit when traveling are biographical museums, the original homes or workplaces of architects, artists, or writers. The spaces are personal, the experience is intimate, and I leave feeling as though the subject is a close friend. Perhaps the most intimate of them all is Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, England. That’s because Kettle’s Yard is remarkably unchanged since owners Jim and Helen Ede left in 1973. “One of [England’s] most intimate and spellbinding museums, the collection of one man and his unerring eye; restorative, homely yet life-changing,” writes Mark Fisher in Britain’s Best Museums and Galleries. Before Kettle’s Yard…

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Our Favorite Christmas Tree Ornaments

Our Favorite Christmas Tree Ornaments 1 × Toolbox Blown-Glass Ornament Toolbox Blown-Glass Ornament PHOTO: AMAZON About $12; Amazon 2 × Hammer Blown-Glass Ornament Hammer Blown-Glass Ornament PHOTO: AMAZON $13.23; Amazon 3 × Fishing Tree Ornament Fishing Tree Ornament PHOTO: AMAZON About $8; Amazon 4 × 2018 New Home Ornament 2018 New Home Ornament PHOTO: AMAZON About $21; Amazon 5 × Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament Christmas Story Leg Lamp Ornament PHOTO: AMAZON About $15; Amazon 6 × Resin Construction Ornament Resin Construction Ornament PHOTO: AMAZON $14.70; Amazon 7 × Toilet and Plunger Blown-Glass Ornaments Toilet and Plunger Blown-Glass Ornaments PHOTO:…

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Enter to Win: A Festive Holiday Tablescape (Worth $1,500) Curated by the Editors of Remodelista

‘Tis the season—for holiday parties, get-togethers, cocktail hours, and other festive occasions. If you find yourself the host of one of the aforementioned fêtes, fear not. We’ve partnered with a few of our favorite makers—East Fork, Sir/Madam, Rough Linen, The Floral Society, Hawkins NY, and Schoolhouse—to curate a holiday tablescape that could just as easily lend itself to any celebration year-round. Entering to win is easy: Head over to East Fork’s giveaway page and submit your email address before Monday, December 10, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Here’s a look at the tablescape you could win (valued at over $1,500): Above:…

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A Primer on Primers

WATER-BASEDBEST FORPreparing previously finished surfaces, including drywall, concrete, fiber cement, stucco, metals, fiberglass, and PVC. PROSLow odor; fast drying; cleans up with soap and water; adheres well without sanding; blocks oily stains. CONSWater will rough up raw wood and MDF, and cause cedar and redwood to bleed. ONE TO LOOK FORKILZ Premium Interior/Exterior Multi-purpose Water-based Wall and Ceiling Primer, $23 per gallon; Lowe’s https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/primer-primers

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A Quick Way to Clean Tarnished Silver

Put silverware in a single layer in a glass baking dish lined with aluminum foil; each piece needs to touch the foil. Cover with baking soda, add a little salt, then pour hot (not boiling) water over it. The dry ingredients facilitate the transfer of electrons from the silver to the aluminum with the water as a conductor, turning tarnish into aluminum sulfide and revealing the silver without scratching or pitting it. Remove each piece with tongs when it looks shiny (from 10 seconds to a few minutes, depending on the level of tarnish), then rinse and pat dry.https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/quick-way-to-clean-tarnished-silver

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