Monday night Janet finished upholstering her salvaged bench. Talk about "student teaching the teacher", she paid such close attention to every detail of her rehab, it was a good reminder for me to slow down a bit to experience the experience. Ha!
Stuck zipper? Crunchy cuticles? Out of shaving cream? Just reach into the shower...
Shampoo, in all it's sodium lauryl sulfate goodness, can do a whole heap of tasks, soap-y and otherwise.
Nope. This isn't the result of a fun new (giant roll) wallpaper, or those new fancy new vinyl wall decals. These brightly colored orbs are the handiwork of good old stencils and a paint brush. Holly from Decor8 passes along this great .pdf from Elle Decoration South Africa full of stencils. Click here for the good stuff.
Thanks Jessica for the link and the photo!
I found these first two within about 20 minutes of each other and it sparked a thought... *Curbly post!* I'm a student and I know we're always lookin' for some way to lighten the months' expenses, so these spots definitely caught my eye. Also, it's cool to reward people for their passion and work. People need encouragement just as much as [constructive] criticism. So anyway...check 'em out, and maybe you'll be smitten with something in the...
I found this on Design*Sponge (via Simply Fun Stuff) and, being a fan of DIY notebooks and recycling and the like, and having perused Instructables and made a few of my own, instantly liked the idea. I've got a bunch of fresh printer paper, but I'd love to do this with scratch paper... if only for a sort of cute artsy gift for friends or family.
Bike tire tubes and spray paint, here I come:
From MocoLoco: "Pete Oyler, a recent MFA graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) sent in images of his new "s t r e t c h" shelf. Made of cast rubber and machined aluminum, the are, essentially, giant rubberbands that function as wall shelves. And wall art..."
In order to rid yourself of junk, materials, and seemingly valuable items you might use someday, it takes a split second change in your mindset. I must have gotten this gear shifting ability from my dad. When we moved, the one and only time while I was growing up, we got rid of everything. He had no sentiment about things and stuff.
If you're like me, you probably have a lot of stuff in your closet that you never wear. Well here is a way to upcycle those old tank tops into useful and oh-so-cute reversible beach totes. And the best part is, you will not need a sewing machine (which is good, because I don't have one or any clue how to sew)!
The key to this project is to fold the fabric in such a way that you never see the fabric glue. If you do this...