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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 :-)

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

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 DIY Rotating Bookshelves, Staircases and Trap Doors Man makes trap door bookshelf – And teaches you how! Ever seen those hidden bookshelves in the Munsters or Scooby Doo? Always wanted one of your own? First up, we have two awesome rotating bookshelf tutorials. Popular mechanics has a neat article about a mechanical engineer who started a company which specializes in installing secret passageways. Related Tutorials:

Fairy lights, esprit cabane, DIY decorative objects Fairy lights can be enhanced with feathers, paper, cardboard cones or...egg carton cups! These recycled cardboard cups offer an unusual texture and soft colors that, with minimal skills, can be turned into a vine of light-emitting morning glory. For this project, use LED lights only. Save different colored egg cartons. Starting at the cup opening, make a short slit into each side of the cup. Hang your fairy lights in a dark area, over a mirror or above a bed for a cozy, warm effect. Wine Bottle Design | Recycled Wine Bottle Torch | Package Design Firm | Sustainable Packaging 08.09.09 | by Erik Anderson Whether it’s product branding, package design or projects for ourselves, we’re pleased when we find a solution that’s very effective and creative, while keeping resources to a minimum. This idea is very inexpensive idea and it’s a great way to recycle a wine bottle. See how this simple idea inspired this brand and wine bottle design. It’s been a record year for mosquitoes here in Indianapolis, Indiana and I’d been wanting to add some Tiki-esque torches to the patio to combat the little buggers, and add a little ambiance. Here’s what you’ll need. Empty Wine Bottle (Use any bottle as long as it’s glass and the neck is 1” in diameter. Helpful Tools: Channellocks, adjustable wrench, hacksaw, power screwdriver, and a funnel. Safety Note: This is for outdoor use only. Building Instructions The Hanger Decide where you want to mount your Recycled Bottle Torch. The Bottle Carefully and tightly wrap the 1/2-inch end of the Coupling with your Teflon Tape. Good Luck! -Erik

Make Your Own Shower Head from PVC for a Relaxing Showering Experience How much less water do you think "the environment" has in it now than, say, a thousand years ago? I was going to say, water is renewable don't ya know? Just like trees (another pet peeve I have). You're missing the point. It's not that we're running out of water, it's that (1) there is a limited supply of usable water in many parts of the US (like the southwest), and (2) heating that water uses energy (more water heated == more energy used). (Heh, I can't believe I'm actually defending low-flow showerheads, as I hate them.) Water costs about 10 cents per hundred gallons. I use about 10 bucks each of gas and electricity a month. Somewhere along the way we became trained to ignore that reality and instead listen to the control freaks who don't push conservation of rare (and therefore expensive) things, but rather reduced living standards for the sake of their crusade.

Susie Harris: Inspiration...pass it on! *** Because someone asked..yes! I have one in my Etsy if you would like...smiles~*** Oh have I got a good one for you today {I hope}. What I want most out of this blog is to connect with you girls. I first started with some good ole' inspiration. Now I know some of you worry about getting it just perfect,letters and all... I used a thin piece of board for mine because I didn't want to hang anything too heavy. I painted it an ivory color. Paint your circles in black. For those of you that are like me and need some extra help....print your font on paper and use as a guide. You can use trace paper or I tend to just trace over the font and use a little bit of pressure. You are now ready to paint in your letters. Now for those neat little accent lines around your letters..I used a lid from a thermos. Just dip in in a saucer of paint and press down. I didn't make a complete circle on all of them. After your beauty dries completely you will need to age that baby up.

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