My Top 10 Picks in the ReadyMade100 Contest

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

My Top 10 Picks in the ReadyMade100 Contest

The ReadyMade contest is officially closed.  Eight qualified judges will review the entries and come up with a winner. Perhaps I'm not qualified to choose my top ten favorites since I did enter one of my own designs, but I can't help but be impressed with the creativity of all you DIYers and resourceful Makers out there. We should start a club (notice how I included myself in that group). Here are my top 10 favs...I need to show you my entry before you get jaded. 

A new take on my upholstered spool ottoman design:

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The bench made from old fenceposts.

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Look at this, a bench made from old scaffolding.

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A bright reuse of an old fan.

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A pendant light made out of clothespins.

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Old Coke crate nightstand.

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Big table made from old wood.

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Reusing old legs and a slab of wood to make a small table/stool.

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And, a flying saucer mobile made out of old CD's and ping pong balls.

created at: 12/16/2010

There are so many entries you need to see for yourself. Check them all out right here.

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Upcycled Furnishings (you can almost copy)

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Upcycled Furnishings (you can almost copy)

Toronto based company  Salvage is a partnership of Steve and Renee. Like many green companies today, they take salvaged materials, wave their magic wand and create one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and furnishings. The difference is that their work is simple and sophisticated at the same time. See how they combine natural, modern, rustic, urban, and best of all, functionality into their designs.

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Paper Furnishings

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 07/25/08

The love affair with paper continues.  And why not?  It's just about the perfect material--biodegradable, beautifully handpainted, or just plain minimal and subtle.  It takes a little more than dexterity to cleverly construct origami birds and such, but a decoupaged chair sounds like it's right up my alley.  Other delightful and useful home accessories are featured in The Paper Home, such as this paper clock, a woven platter, wall hangings and...

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