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Ego - and Blogging

"I suck." That's what I think every time I put some kind of public message out there that looks like this - "I'll get that tutorial up for you this week!" - already knowing that I'm overextended and have little-to-no-chance of getting that tutorial…

DIY Design Challenge for Meredith

The challenge...Meredith over at Meredith and the New Yorkie  recently found this oversized frame - curbside in New York City - and asked Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect  and I (here at Blue Velvet Chair) if we…

Recycled Sweaters and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Serious jaw drop! Don't you just love it when someone takes recycling and repurposing to a whole new level? Cat with Fairytea in Kilkenny, Ireland, has done just that with her recycled sweater creations - perhaps Joseph's Amazing Technicolor…

Lamps - Recycled and Redesigned

Amy at Four Corners has gone and done it again. She re-creates the most beautiful recycled and redesigned lamps...and they are just too delicious for words.These kinds of posts are all about the eye candy! Amy, you've outdone yourself! And you…

DIY Inspiration Distraction

I'm just wondering if you do this as well. I'll be looking at someone's photo of their latest incredible project with great admiration...and then...it strikes...DIY inspiration distraction. I end up looking 'around the room' in the photo and…

A Driftwood Peace

I'll let the image speak for itself this time.Thanks, Lucy @ Lucy Designs for sharing this fellow Florida artist with us.Until next time...MikeUPDATE:  You can now find Designs Adrift on Facebook.

3 Minute Reflection

Do you have 3 minutes? Can you spend 3 minutes to visit this most unique and thought-provoking museum exhibit via video? It's good to stop, be silent, and reflect every once in a while.How many cans in the exhibit? Millions!This Belgian museum…

Thrift Store Collections and Friends

Last month I told you about three white ceramic pieces that I'd picked up at three different thrift stores in recent months. And it turned out that these pieces I was so drawn to individually were by the same ceramic artist - even though each…

Global Recycling - DIY Art

Well global recycling just jumped to a whole new level with this DIY art piece from Beth at Patina White. I missed it the first time around when she posted it early this year...but the fact that it found its way back 'round to me must mean we…

Oversized Mirror Frame - Recycled Magazines

Whew! I made it! I actually pushed through to finish a project - one that I've been working on for weeks! Rolling... rolling... rolling... hundreds... and hundreds... of magazine pages. And now I have the pleasure of revealing my oversized mirror…