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scrap wood structures

Tiny Houses Made of Junk

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These tiny little houses made of junk and scrap wood first caught my eye in a Daily Mail article from England on Pinterest. Already on his 10th birthday, the interest in creating small structures was sparked when 'Deek' Diedricksen received…
tire cemetary fire kuwait

7 Million Dead in Kuwait

Yes, I admit. This blog post title was intended to get your attention. Did it work? Have you seen the latest photos of the tire cemetery in Kuwait? They believe it currently holds about 7 million tires - enough to easily see from aerial photos…
recycled glass bottle path

Repurposed Garden Paths

"A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world." - George Santayana What does that quote mean for you? For me it's a reminder to find contentment where I am, but still find a way to be connected as a world…
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.…
DIY shabby chic upcycle

A Shabby Chic "Light" Upcycle

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Sometimes there just aren't the right terms to describe a design aesthetic. My friend said she wanted her old hope chest refurbished and upcycled in shabby chic style. But when you stand in her home, it is anything but shabby chic. So we created…
recycled cereal box

Small Recycling Habits

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I have small recycling habits. I also have big recycling habits. What I hope is that when I add them all together - they make a difference. Today I thought it would be fun to share a few of my small recycling habits - starting with cereal boxes.…
recycled kitchen sink

Reuse: Old Stuff, New Ways

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I love to find new thinkers in the world of reuse and recycle. Like this ridiculously simple but oh-so-clever switcheroo from old sink to new modern chair, courtesy of Design Jazz in Ireland. Well done! Until next time... Mike  
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…
DIY recycled old window message board

Old Window = New Message Board

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by Michael Helander Turning an old window into a new message board not only does a good deed for Mother Earth, it also does a good deed for your home decor and personal style! Our friend Kate stopped by for a workshop and knew right away that…

Cast Iron Casting

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Cast iron. It's so nice and heavy and industrial chic. But how can you recycle or repurpose it? That was the question from one of our Facebook friends recently. I was stumped. And I had a hard time finding inspirational cast iron projects to…