Metal barrel cupboard Beautiful work by the German Team of Lockengeloet (St pauli, Hamburg). They take metal barrels and transform them to make these stunning cupboard they call “Schrank”. Sold here for 399 euros (french) ++ Lockengeloet Finished Object: Recycled Magazine Butterfly Collage « Peacock Chic I love magazines. LOVE THEM!! I go the bookstore on a regular basis to find new ones that peak my interest. Don’t let me start another hobby because I will have acquired every magazine about the subject in order to saturate myself with information. Last year I signed up for 4 magazine subscriptions in an effort to curtail my investment in individual magazines and curb my visits to the bookstore. However, when I saw the The Butterfly Project at LollyChop via Craftzine I knew that at least a small part of my magazine collection (read: very small) would find new life via a pretty display of color. I bought the frame from JoAnn’s and my BFF allowed me to use here Martha Stewart punches that she bought from Micheal’s so I did not have to buy a set of my own only to use one time which would have negated the whole reuse effort. The project actually took me a few days to complete. …and agonizing over proper placement and color combinations…LOL. All in all a fun, quick, crafty reuse project.
Moresque lampe Hey everyone, this is my first instructable, and i would like to share with you, how to make this Moresque inspired Lamp. As the most of the instructables stuff, this project is : - Easy to make, no special skills needed. - Looks good - Costs virtually nothing ! ( will looks great with cardboard ) and the i tried to make something original searching on the internet i found this website : selling this nice looking lamp, so i wanted to make something similar ! For those who are lucky enough to have a laser cutter, there is an advantage, for me, i cannot afford one, so i will use the traditional way ! The lamp can be made with any material, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, plywood .. you choose your material and color, the principle is the same. For me i will use plywood with a 3 mm thickness for this project. This is my first instructable i will try to do my best explaining things, if something is unclear bear with me, and feel free to ask :-)
Pingle's Design Hidden in plain site! Cat litter cabinet So my husband and I just moved into a new apartment. We love it in every way except, we realized in horror after we moved in, that there was no place to hide a kitty litter box. Our choices were: In the kitchen (ewwww!); In the living room; in the bathroom; or in a closet. Basically, besides having cat turd smelling clothes and putting it in a closet, there was no where in our new place to put the litter box where it wouldn't be a featured piece of furniture. Since the bathroom in our new place is pretty large, our solution was to go to the kingdom all things "affordable design" (Ikea) and purchase a washbasin cabinet. Then we went to the hardware store and got ourselves a nice little kitty door and installed it into the side of our cabinet. We offset it a little bit by putting the door on the far back side, and putting the kitty litter box on the far front side My husband and I absolutely love it. What do you think? Bonus action shot! Love to hear your comments!
Lighting Made of Galvanized Iron Table lamp made of galvanized iron parts that make it different and artistic ! ++ Available at Design2009 on Etsy Skeleton leaves, esprit cabane, creative ideas, DIY decorating It is hard to reproduce the beauties of nature. In the fall, by a pool of water, you may sometimes find skeleton leaves in which the pulp has decomposed, so that only the veins are left, like a fragile piece of lace created by nature. Here are instructions on how to "skeletonize" leaves. With this method, you will need to use thick, shiny leaves, such as ivy, maple, or hydrangea. When the leaf pulp has completely softened - this might take up to one or two hours, depending on the type of leaf - lay a leaf on a dishtowel. Once only the skeleton of veins is left, place the leaf on a sheet of paper and cover with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Making skeleton leaves is tricky at first, but if you boil a dozen or so leaves at a time, you will have enough to practice on, and the results are really worth it. Many options are available for decorating the leaves. One of the simplest options is to cover a whitened skeleton leaf, once it has completely dried, with some gilding wax.
Make a DIY Asterisk Clock (for under $10.00) » Curbly | DIY Design Community « Keywords: DIY, Mid-Century, clock, how-to Curbly-Original There's nothing like an iconic mid-century classic to set your home apart. Your home can be as contemporary as can be, but add even one Saarinen or Eames piece to your space, and you've connected with a movement. You've invested in a piece that, fifty or sixty years later, looks as elegant, playful, and amazing as it did when it was first unveiled. 'Cept, here's the deal: these guys can be expensive. So, get creative, and make your own mid-century classic! Which, if you've tried it, can be a tough thing. But it can be done. Materials and tools 1. 2. 3. Be sure to cut on the outside of the lines, and then use sandpaper to sand it to the line, keeping everything nice and geometric. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. You know what time it is! Good luck! Tagged : Mid-Century, clock, How-To, nelson, recycle, upcycle, Curbly-Original, spray-paint, DIY
DIY Vertical Terrarium Mini Garden Wedding Favors We’re approaching the end of our DIY wedding favor series, but I guarantee you will love our last picks as much as the first ones. These vertical terrarium wedding favors make great gifts because they don’t take any room, and are extremely easy to maintain. Who wouldn’t want to bring a little bit of the outdoors to their home or office? – Gravel (can be found at any pet store in the aquarium section) – Air plants, cactus or succulents (you will need a small amount of potting soil if not using air plants) – Moss – spray paint – magnetic metal tins (from here or here, you just need to slap magnetic tape on the back!) – Dremel tool – painter’s tape – E6000 glue Cover your tins with painter’s tape before you begin spray painting the inside of them. Place acrylic tops back in the metal frame of the caps and glue both pieces. Once your tins are dry from spray paint, remove tape and wash tins with water and soap.
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Online » How-To: Build large couches on the cheap There’s a lot to like about this tutorial by Rain Noe over at Core77 about how to build upholstered benches called “banquettes,” not the least of which is Rain’s amusing and engaging prose style. His attention-grabbing opening line is one for the books. More:DIY Couch Related
How To: Decorate Your Own Tea Set Most Popular Posts | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest Previous image Next image Title: Decorated Tea Set Name: Aya Rosen Time: 2 1/2 HoursCost: about $12 Wow, what great small project that allows you to be totally creative on a very functional household item. Easier than we thought, check out Aya's great instructions below... A tea set - I found mine at a local vintage store, it was 1.99 for the saucers and 2.99 for the cups. The coolest thing about painting porcelain or china dishes is that it's basically like drawing or painting on paper, you can do whatever you want, and limited only by your imagination and creativity. First of all you need to prepare a dish for painting. I draw the design straight on the cup, using a photo book for reference. Once the pattern is done, I painted the background in the turquoise paint. Once your are done, leave to dry for 24 hours then bake in a regular oven at 300F (150C). If you can't draw to save your life and don't have kids, try writing a poem or a favorite quote for a cool inspiring dish.
DIY Neon Friendship Necklaces « greeneyed.com It’s my busiest week at work. The week that concludes 14 months of preparation and planning and results in 3,000 people descending in one place for four days. Four days for which I am primarily responsible. Whew. Needless to say, I’ve been trying to stay as relaxed and calm as possible for the sake of my household and this pregnancy. Throw back to 1993, like whoa! Materials: Neon twine/string (I found a pack of 5 at the local hardware store) Small brass S hook Pliers Scissors Lighter or matches Directions: 1. 2. 3. Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart Paint chip greeting cards | Chica and Jo Like most of you, I’m sure, I tend to go through a lot of paint chips when trying to decide on a color to paint a room. And when the project is done, I toss the paint chips into a box I keep in my craft room. They are the perfect “I’ll use these one day” items, right? Well I stumbled upon the box a few days ago and realized just how many I’d collected over the years. Oh the memories this pile brings back! No matter how I got this collection, I knew it was time to finally do something with them. Can you believe those were made from plain white cardstock and boring old paint chips? First I cut some ordinary 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock in half crosswise, then folded it. For the square mosaic design, I grabbed a bunch of smoky blue paint chips and cut them into 1 inch squares. For the green card, I cut all my green paint chips into strips of random widths. For the orange card, I took the same strip idea but turned it on an angle. I spent a lot of time on the final card.