New Life for Old LP

by DIY Maven

For a great recycling project, how about turning an old LP into a bowl? If you’ve already hauled your vinyl to the curb, don’t worry. Thrift stores and charity sales almost always have some records they need to get rid of.

New Life for Old LP
What You Need

An old LP or two

An oven-proof bowl (I used stainless steel mixing bowls for this project)

Oven mitts

Oven

 

The Proceedure

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

2. Center your LP over the inverted bowl, as shown.

3...

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Start Seeing Art

by Benmoore

John Alspach of Shiny Robot and Rosalux helps me understand what makes a "found object" become art, and how to starting seeing it.

Start Seeing Art
 

So John, what is your artistic specialty?

Turning garbage into gold!

You mentioned to me that you have a DIY approach to art.  Please explain.

I dropped my college art major because I felt I could do more on my own. I've been doing it more or less ever since.  You don't need to be initiated into the mysteries of the art...

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Here's Johnny; Or Saying Hello to a New Toilet

by DIY Maven

Yesterday’s post covered the removal of an old toilet. Today we’ll go over the highlights of installing a new toilet. And don’t worry; this procedure isn’t nearly as gross as the removal process.

Set the Head

Some instructions will tell you to first apply a bead of caulk or plumber’s putty around the base of the toilet. There is a good argument for using either product. Keep in mind, however, that plumber’s putty can discolor and even damage...

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