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Posted By Amanda On January 9, 2012 @ 6:28 PM In Cool Sites | Comments Disabled

I don’t know how I missed dwellinggawker the first time around, but now that I’ve found it I’m hooked! Like foodgawker and craftgawker  which feature food and crafts this gawker focuses on the home. Here you’ll find amazing homes, design, and projects that you can DIY for yourself to put in your own home. I love the DIY entries because my Dad taught me with a little ingenuity and a trip to the hardware store you can make just about anything yourself to fill a need around the home.

As with all the gawker sites, if you click on the picture of a post you like, you will be whisked away to the blog that it came from. Some of the pictures will take you to instructions on how to make a project for your own home. For example #4200 – an adorable, under-the-bed storage chest made from one sheet of plywood [1].

I can’t believe that I only just noticed that the entries are numbered! What a great way to share your favorite images with your friends and family! I’d also suggest if you are looking for the DIY projects that you scroll to the bottom of the page where all the tags are listed and select DIY, otherwise you’ll spend a lot of time wading through gorgeous design pictures and might forget why you’re there! To the right of the tags there is also a category listing that will make it easier to browse for what you’re looking for.

In order to favorite any of the pictures you like or post your own to be reviewed for submission, you will need to register for an account. Thankfully, registration is easy to do! Just click Register at the top left of the page. Then a registration form will appear at the left side of the page. Fill it out by providing a username, password, and a working e-mail address, and then click Register. It will automatically log you in and you can start favoriting projects you like right away!

The navigation tabs work the same as the other gawkers so, you’ll find several that change the way you’re viewing the page. They are: Latest (the default way of viewing), Popular (what do other people like), and Randomize (a completely random selection of projects to check out).

To favorite a picture of stellar design or a handy dandy DIY project just click on the little heart in the bottom left corner of the border around the picture. The image will then flip over and you can add notes, and tags to it, then click save. It will tell you if it saved at the top of the picture. You can also double check by clicking Favorites on the navigation tabs at the top of the page.

And again, I would highly recommend that you check out the FAQ before doing so. You’ll find everything that you need to know to ensure that your project is accepted, rather than denied.

I love sites like this because they provide so much in the way of inspiration for your own projects and offer much in the way of education through sections like the DIY.  Check it out today!

http://dwellinggawker.com/ [2]

~Amanda


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[1] For example #4200 – an adorable, under-the-bed storage chest made from one sheet of plywood: http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Organization/Bedroom-Storage/under-bed-storage-box

[2] http://dwellinggawker.com/: http://dwellinggawker.com/