Mar 27, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Every time I go to the thrift store I see so many great patterned ties. My Dad also has some old ties that are not getting any use and thanks to the ideas below, I may be raiding his closet. Need some upcycled tie inspiration? Check out a few of my favorites below.
DIY Old Tie via Brown Bobbin
Recycled Necktie Wristlet via TearfulTouch
Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial via Crazy Wonderful
Vintage Tie Dog Collar via thwap
Mar 11, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I have been looking for a way to hold and display my jewelry that was both beautiful and functional. Right now, I have all of my jewelry tangled up in an ugly box and it just isn't working out for me or them. After doing a little research, I found so many different ideas that now I can't decide what I should do! You can find many of these items in your closet, at thrift stores, flea markets, eBay, Etsy or just right of outside of your home. Below are some of my favorites. I think I need some more jewelry...
Jewelry Organizer via Tonya Stabb
Branching Out: Easy Jewelry Holder Tutorial via shirin,handmade.
DIY Necklace Holder via Visibly Moved
DIY Recyled Goodness via pink + blue
Jewelry Display Frames Pottery Barn Knockoff via Cat on a Limb
DIY Jewelry Organizer via sophisticated pie
Jewelry Display from a Rake via Sarahndipities
Repurposed Wooden clothes hangers via Household 6 Diva
Mar 01, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I came across these two amazing foldable chairs at a thrift shop and instantly fell in love with them. I had never seen anything like them before and I couldn't figure out how to unfold them. After playing with them for 10 minutes and feeling like a complete moron, I turned them upside down I found out they were Leg-o-Matic chairs which had directions on how to open and close them and were stamped with the date JUN 1962. I didn't know anything about them, but I knew I had to have them. So, in 90 degree heat I carried these babies home and did some research.
These chairs were manufactured by the Leg-o-Matic Company which produced folding tables and chairs from the 1940's until the 1970's and were heavily used in Airstream Trailers for their ease of storage. I just love the look and fun folding nature off them. If you are interested in getting your hands on some Leg-o-Matic's, they sometimes pop up on eBay and Etsy and I have seen them at a couple of flea markets.
For this tutorial, I show the process of re-doing the fabric on one chair, but did both. I decided to re-cover the seat pads with one of my favorite fabric designer's, Jessica Jones of How About Orange
, Outside Olso Picket Dust fabric
for a fresh rehab.
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Feb 29, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
Let's face it, stylish, fun and colorful rugs are ridiculously expensive. I have a boring plain rug I bought from IKEA years ago, little did I know with some inspiration, imagination and some paint, I could have a high-end looking one of a kind rug!
So take that boring rug or piece of plywood (how cool?!), go to your local flooring store for some highly discounted remnants, or check the thrift store and craigslist and get to painting your rugs! Check out the following for some great DIY painted rug ideas.
Stenciled Circle Rug Tutorial via tatertots & jello
An Ikea Rug Makeover via a little bite of everything
Painted Striped Rug via jandjhome
DIY Chevron Rug via Cape27
Plywood Rug via Sugar Bee Crafts
Pink Geometric Painted Rug via adventures of an almost 40 year old intern
Adventures in Rug Painting via BirdHouse
Renew a Rug via La Factoria Plastica
Feb 01, 2012 | Post by: janine rose
I have been seeing all these great chalkboard paint projects and decided to give it a try. I picked up this beer mug at my local Goodwill, taped off a square, painted a THIN coat, waited 20 minutes for it to dry. I gave it five coats total, waited an hour for it to fully dry, peeled off the tape and I was done! Awesome beer mug for my awesome boyfriend.
Chalkboard paint is truly amazing, you can use it on almost any surface, you can also make your own custom color chalkboard paint
, the color possibilities are endless! So, get some chalkboard paint
(or make your own) and start painting it on!
Need some more chalkboard paint inspriation? From chalkboard walls to found items, read on for fabulous eye candy.
Continue reading “The Wonders of Chalkboard Paint” »
Dec 01, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
I always love Tanya at Dans le Townhouse'
s projects. She upcycled two old estate sale frames, added some scrap silk & batting and framed two vintage bakelite brooches. Check out her beautifully detailed DIY Framed Bakelite Brooch post
Nov 28, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
I am completely in love with this suitcase table I made. I found a great vintage suitcase at a flea market & mid-century modern legs on eBay. Added some hardware and a piece of wood and out came this great table! This piece is fairly easy to make and can be also used for storage!
Continue reading “DIY Suitcase Table | via Salvage Love” »
Nov 01, 2011 | Post by: janine rose
All of us have access to glass bottles, jars and containers. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, try some of these fun projects below!
DIY Wine Bottle Light via wit & whistle
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