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repurposed teapot lamps

Redesigned Teapot Lamps

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If you're like us, you get tired of seeing the same ol' same ol' lamps in office environments. Sigh. Just because it's a work environment doesn't mean it has to be boring! In fact, it should be the opposite - an inspiring environment that increases…
paris map diy

#PrayForParis

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#PrayForParis. It's what's on our mind these past several days. So we hope you'll share a minute of silence with us - DIY style.     #JeSuisParis You're in our thoughts. Mike…
upcycled nesting tables

Shared Studio Upcycle

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  (Svensk översättning längst ned) Did you know that we share our studio? If you need to create something and you lack the space or time at home - we have studio rental by the hour. It even includes the use of our tools. Inspiration…
redesigned candlesticks

Redesigned Candlesticks Revisited

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We created 3 series of our redesigned candlesticks before we were through. It was a fun and super satisfying project to keep our hands busy - as if we didn't have enough to do. But sometimes it's good to get away from the 'must do' and spend…
reuse piano repurpose

How To: Reuse a Piano / Hur Man: Återanvänder ett Piano

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(Svensk översättning längst ned) Do you have something happy waiting to greet you each and every time you come home? I don't mean the husband, kids, dog, cat, hamster, dust bunnies, etc. I mean something that was done just for you...by…
repurposed crib bench

Sunny Days and Repurposed Benches

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It was a sunny day today. Which led me to thinking about how long it's been since I sat in the sun (Swedish winters are brutally long). Which led me to think about sitting on benches. Which led me to thinking about repurposed bench designs.…
folk art furniture by Floyd Gompf

Folk Art Furniture

I just LOVE a day when I stumble on an artisan who's creations speak to me. Really, they do. They speak to me. They say, "LOOK AT ME! I'M MARVELOUS!" Like Floyd Gompf's folk art furniture pieces. I love them. I just absolutely love them!…
DIY kitchen remodel

Our DIY Kitchen Remodel

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It's the DIY kitchen remodel that never ends. Why? Because of the DIY part! We're ALMOST done. But we've been ALMOST done for the past 3 years! Now it's all about getting up those final pieces of trim, and finally deciding what to do as treatment…
reclaimed wood hearts - Valentine's Day

Valentine Hearts - Reclaimed Wood

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I have an affinity for hearts... and not just for Valentine's Day. They have their place in my home decor year-round. And you know that I have a soft spot for all things recycled, repurposed, upcycled, and such.  So I'll be searching and searching…
DIY planning

DIY Planning

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DIY projects & workshops. They take a little bit of advance planning if you really want to create something for a specific space. Case in point, a recent recycled window workshop project by Kate. She wanted to come and recreate one of the…