Baz (Papa to Atomic Indy blog) and crew sometimes cruise around town looking for mid-century cast-offs. When he comes across a find, he quickly posts it on Facebook and it's usually grabbed up within the hour. This time he scooped up a 1972 Sony TV-750 for himself and got to tinkering with the little bugger.
It should come as no suprise that this blogger loves to design ottomans. Shapes, designs, colors, legs, frames, etc., they can really snazz up a room. Every room needs a splash of upholstered art, and ottomans can do that on so many levels. You've got fabric, pattern, color, texture, leg shape, stain or paint and the basic ottoman design. That's a clean homerun in the design department.
When a certain big Swedish apparel retailer decided to offer a home collection including a hand drawn looking button pillow, it started my wheels turning. It looked completely DIY-able and the collection isn't available in the United States so, what the heck. Here is a step-by-step
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...