It's time for me to take a break from Christmas decor. When I think about the fresh, new year, I get giddy about cleaning, clearing, and being creative with inexpensive materials. Lucky for me, Readymade has provided three ideas from Jen Trolio for reusing carpet samples. Lowe's, Home Depot and some supersize stores always seem to have an abundance of carpet samples available right after New Year's Day. With a utility knife, a straight edge and duct tape, boring carpet samples can be transformed into a dandy floor runner, a tactile headboard and a wacky flower vase. To get a jump on things I'm making lists.....
ReadyMade has a quick and easy tutorial on how to turn a 2 x 4 (or, for our English and Australian viewers, a 4 x 2) into a clever wine ‘rack’. Especially great for small spaces! (If you haven't signed in to ReadyMade yet, you should really do so!)
Penelope Green of the New York Times published an article on Thursday about the burgeoning collective of Ikea Hackers- those whom create new items out of the inexpensive materials from the Scandanavian design giant. Readymade magazine, Make, and Etsy also get a bit of coverage.