6 Summer Bunk Bed Rooms Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers. Custom netting provides safety for the top bunks. An absolutely gorgeous bunk room from the Lerer House in Park City, Utah. This bunk room in an Alys Beach, Florida vacation rental home features a unique L-shaped layout for the beds. Coastal Living's 2009 Seawatch Idea House at Sunset Harbor, North Carolina featured this amazing bunk room for children.
Wood Slice Walkway Inspiration : katyelliott.com Posted on | March 16, 2009 | 22 Comments One last photo from the Portland Flower Show. I found this walkway so interesting decorated with wood slices. Looks like the slices are just laid into sand. Maybe a cool idea for a house in Maine or just any house in the woods. You might want to use more sand. Readers have suggested using larger slices and choosing rot-resistant wood like Black Locust, Douglas Fir, and or Cedar. I was told the garden path is the work of Landmarcs out of Gorham, Maine. Looking for more garden path inspiration, click here for gravel inspiration and here for gray rocks laid in a sidewalk in Salem, Massachusetts. Update: I spotted another wood slice walkway at the 2011 Boston Flower & Garden show, click here to view photos. Related Posts:Snug Harbor Farm at Portland Flower ShowNo Outdoor Space? share Comments
Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells I watched my Grandmother’s face when she realized that I hadn’t handed her a hard boiled egg but rather a cake baked inside a real egg shell. Her eyes were filled with wonder and I could envision what she must have looked like as a tyke the very first time she saw a red balloon float across the sky or the the trunk of a giant elephant spewing a stream of water. “Crack it on the table,” I told her. Eggs were cracked, cupcakes were eaten, and I was perceived as a cupcake Houdini. Update 3/19/2012: For the basic instructions on these Easter cupcakes, keep reading. I modeled my cupcakes in egg shells after Nicky’s egg shell cupcakes from Delicious Days. Yield: 10 large egg cupcakes What you’ll need: 9 large eggs (Only one will get used in the cake. To prepare the eggs: Carefully poke a small hole in the top of each egg. Once you have poked a tiny hole, peel back the edges of the hole to expand it a bit. Turn the egg upside-down and dump out the contents. Bake the eggs at 350 F for 23 minutes.
Homemade liquid nitrogen generator Did you ever think you could make liquid nitrogen in your own garage? This is an industrial process so how can an individual do this? Still doubt me? Intrigued? As a lover of science I tried to think of a challenging project that was out of the ordinary. A full tutorial and plans are at This page goes over theory, thermodynamics and more detail on where to get components and how to build this. The video above gives you a quick 3 minute overview of the project.
Small Attic Loft Apartment In Prague The design of this modern loft conversion located in Prague, Czech Republic uses natural materials such as stone, brick and wood to enhance the flat and angular surfaces. Designed by architect Dalibor Hlavacek, the two-storey attic loft makes good use of limited floor space. The living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom are on the lower floor. The upper gallery, accessible via staircase and a steel footbridge, creates an intimate space for the study, which can also be used as a second bedroom. Via: ArchDaily How to Update a Hand Me Down Dresser I love gift-wrap and I also love anything and everything having to do with typefaces. So it is no surprise to me that I have had my eye on this vintage typographer gift-wrap ever since Emily over at Jones Design Company posted about it as well as many other pretty papers she uses. I wanted to find a way I could use this gift-wrap where I could enjoy the pattern in my daily life instead of only wrapping gifts with it and giving it away. When I started to update my guest room I got an idea on how I could incorporate it into the room. The gift-wrap comes in 20” x 28” sheets that cost $4.00 each. Before This piece of hand me down furniture looks nice in this photo, but the top and left side have cracks in them. supplies needed: My color scheme for the room: white, beige, tan, black, and purple. I painted the dresser white first. I didn’t like the drawer pulls, but it was not in my budget to buy new ones, so I had to come up with a way to make them more interesting. Adhering the Gift wrap: 1.
Sho-yu Tamago (Soy sauce eggs) Since many of you asked about the sho-yu tamago (soy sauce eggs) that my mother used to pack for me in my school outings bentos, here’s the recipe for them. Well, I hesitate to even call it a recipe - it’s so easy. All you do is: Hard boil some eggs . Since the soy sauce is salty enough, there’s no need for extra salt or other seasonings, which makes them very portable - therefore great for picnic or school outing bentos. These are even easier than the lazy tea eggs, but they don’t really keep, so you do have to make them when you need them. They are very pretty when cut in half or in slices, and make a nice gap filler in a regular bento box. Flavor wise, miso marinated eggs or the lazy tea eggs, but both methods take some time.
8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. Create photo slideshows. The YouTube photo slideshow creation tools allow you to specify the length of time that each image is displayed for. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10 Kick-Ass Secret Passage Bookshelves If there’s one dream that unites all bookish folks (aside from, you know, universal literacy) it’s the dream of having a secret passageway hidden behind a bookcase. Ok, maybe it just unites some of us- but there’s no denying that there’s something super-nifty about having a bookcase that moves to reveal a space only you know about. You and your builder. Anywoot! Nothing says old money like a piano and a room hidden behind warm wood floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. This kid’s bookshelf opens to a secret reading nook. …Harry, are you in there? A secret passage in a gothic library that opens to reveal…a table for tea? I’ll just be over here, hanging out with ALL THE WHIMSY IN THE WORLD. For the minimalist in the family. Because sometimes you should have to climb a ladder to reach your secret passageway. I feel like this would be in the Beauty and the Beast library. Old school like the old school. For when you need to hide your Cold-War-spy era desktop computer.