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Roomy Remake: 40M Garage Home, Before & After [Photos] With only forty square meters of space and a single side that can access the outdoors, this little garage is an unlikely candidate for a home retrofit. Amazingly, a plan was made and successfully executed to convert the homeliest of tiny structures into an enviable abode. The before and after photographs of the renovation by Fabre/DeMarien are nothing short of astonishing – a nondescript, white-painted, corrugated-metal garage door that formerly folded upward was replaced with a warm pair of wood panels that slide past one another. Inside, a small forecourt opens up in two directions to access the interior – or serve as a secluded wooden-planked deck space when the front section is closed off to the street. ?Suddenly, the dull curved red tiles on the roof also seem quaint and homey against the wood grain rather than awkward and old.

Today's Fabulous Finds: DIY Crate--from Paint Sticks (Tutorial) Are you ready for another paint stick project? Hope so! This one came about out of desperation. You see, I saw this really great decorative wood box at a craft store that I really really loved and I was desperate to have it! :) Unfortunately I didn't love the price tag...$30! Ouch! Prep for Assembly What you'll need 4 paint sticks--5 gallon size (you can buy them at Wal-mart or The Home Depot) 1- pine board that is 3/8" deep by 4" wide by 36" long (buy it pre-cut at Lowes, the price is around $3) Wood glue Jute or Rope Drill Staple Gun (optional) Handsaw and miter box (or an electric saw if you have one) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Assembly 1. 2. 3. The Handles I think the pictures pretty much show how to make the handles. Tip: If you're painting or staining the crate it would be best to add the handles very last. Finishing I stained it with a dark walnut stain. If you want, you can sand it down some if the stain is darker than you like. For my spring decor, I filled it with some greenery and Spanish moss. or

Jamie Beck e Kevin Burg - Cinemagraphs - fotografie in movimento “There’s something magical about a still photograph - a captured moment in time - that can simultaneously exist outside the fraction of a second the shutter captures.” Jamie Beck La fashion fotographer newyorkese Jamie Beck, in collaborazione con il designer e motion graphic artist Kevin Burg, è l’autrice della serie “cinemagraphs”, gif fotografiche animate a metà strada tra video e foto. Immagini statiche decongelate e trasformate in attimi. I due artisti hanno iniziato a sperimentare questa tecnica durante la Settimana delle Moda di Milano, a febbraio. Il risultato finale è unico. Of course the technology to create GIF’s has been around for decades but I believe its potential for both expression and impact, within the fashion world, has yet to be fully explored. Jamie Beck

Inspiration for artists from Wildfox Couture - I LOVE WILDFOX - Gwyneth Paltrows Apt, Tribeca (Dont&cry) AHEM* can I be a movie star? Garage Mini House Who doesn’t love a good makeover? Especially if it involves small space creativity. Seattle based artist, designer and welder Michelle de la Vega took an old tired garage and turned it into a full functioning and visually stunning little house. Before After Amazing House Built Across a River This rustic retreat was built right in the heart of Three Rivers, California near the entrance to Sequoia National Park where the enchantment of wildlife sightings runs wild. What also happens to run wild is the river that flows under this home, something that has never been done before or ever since! Kaweah Falls was originally designed in the 1940′s by one of Frank Wright’s very own students, but when the second homeowners moved in and remodeled they decided to add an addition to the home that floats over the river bank. Aside from a few cool interior features like a dining room with a glass floor view of the river, there is a footbridge over these waters that lead to a private deck where one can sit and listen to the sounds of fresh water skimming river rocks on the way down from a waterfall found right up the mountain. Check out the video below: The house is up for grabs for just under $2 Million.

Painted Wood Wall Art | Via Salvage Love Photo: Claire Ferrante of Little Dog Vintage Materials: -2 pieces of MDF 30 inches x 24 inches and 1 centimeter thick which equals one piece that is 60 x 24. I bought two pieces because I assumed when I attached the wood strips, they would end up being heavy and it would be easier (and safer) to hang them next to each other as two separate pieces -approximately 100 pieces of wood various sizes and depths -7 paint colors. -bag of sponge paint brushes -sand paper -Liquid Nails (this stuff is pretty amazing) -table saw. Time: This is definitely a time consuming project. Cost: paint- 7 / 7.25ML cans of paint -$24 2 pieces of MDF- $24 sponge brushes- $5 Liquid Nails- $3 sand paper- already had some wood strips – free! Total Cost: $56 for materials (I was lucky to not have to pay for wood. With the help of my wonderful father and his table saw, we got to cutting the strips of wood.

The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2011 Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Click any of the pictures below to be taken to the individual post to learn more about the photographer and picture taken.