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“The Shelf” Volume Two

6 Jun

In my continuation of the last post

“The Shelf” Volume One

here in “The Shelf” Volume Two are some additional wall-mounted shelf ideas.

This selection is a little more

Rugged,

Rustic

Robust

and Real COOL!

Reclaim, Re-purpose, reCREATE

D. I. Y.

Get Inspired….Do It Yourself!

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“The Shelf” Volume Two

Headboard Heaven

13 Apr

Decorating is both a personal thing as well as a public display of who you are.

People either get others to create their space for them or they create their own haven.

Your bedroom is one of those areas that needs to entice and comfort you, as well as, maintain its functionality as a place to rest your head.

Lets face facts, your eyes may be closed for the better part of your time in your bedroom.

Styling bedrooms often starts with the bed as a focal point.

The “headboard” is an opportunity to creatively set your bed apart from all others.

Nowadays by just thinking a little green, doing a some reclaiming, moderately re-purposing you can do a whole lot of reCREATing.

Welcome to my “Headboard Heaven” where the angels sing lullabies of reclaimed, re-purposed, reCREATed Coolness!

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Wrought Iron, Shutters, Tin Tiles, Old Doors and Books…

Metal and Wooden Gates, Barn Doors…

“Inspiring”

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“Headboard Heaven ~ Pleasant Dreams”

Home Brewed Coffee Tables

21 Mar

“Coffee Tables”

One of those essential pieces of furniture that is actually functional

as well as a stylish focal point within a room.

Once upon a time the coffee table was very Traditional.

In the right setting it had a very refined antique look.

A fine solid wood or a more affordable wood laminate was usually used.

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Coffee Tables took on a more modern sleeker look…glass and man made materials!

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With re-purposing and living green in the forefront the look of Coffee Tables has seen a transformation over the last several years.

With Green intentions and the push on reclaiming, re-purposing and recreating at the forefront the Coffee Table has been re-invented…

Check out the following Home Brewed concepts and get inspired…

Reclaim a Coffee Table!

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The Vintage Factory Cart is very popular as a Coffee Table.

Note: Finding the raw cart is a little project within itself.

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The Old Door is another cool option for a Coffee Table.

Note: Old doors of varying styles and patina are in abundance.

Use solid wood doors not those new construction hollow doors.

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Wood Stumps, Cross Sections or Natural Wood – is a work of natural beauty for a Coffee Table.

The grain, the unique cuts, the knots, the color, the versatility…beautiful!

Note: Country outings are your best source of getting a reclaimed tree.

Some lumber yards or salvage shops may carry pieces of wood

however they may be pricier than their country counterparts.

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The Window Frame Coffee Table like the door offers another cool alternative.

Note: You may need to reinforce the glass panels.

The styling promotes a beach, country or garden feel.

Sharing a little inspiration to

Reclaim ~ Re-purpose ~ reCREATE

Plan your next D.I.Y. project of your own.

“Home Brewed Coffee Tables”

In an upcoming post, more coffee table ideas that are re-purposed, recreated and cool.

D.I.Y. Resourcing

20 Mar

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“Cool” Books To Check Out For D.I.Y. Ideas and Projects

I personally own some of these books…

I have borrowed…

I accept recommendations…

This is a departure from some of my other posts where I have shared some really cool ideas and projects that involve reclaiming ~ re-purposing ~ reCREATEing.

Something I constantly do is check out what others are doing.

I love looking at interior decorating and architectural books and magazines for inspiration and styling tips.

My latest collection of resources includes D.I.Y., Green and Re-purposing Inspired books.

Check Out This Collection

#1 – Design Sponge at Home – Grace Bonney

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#2 – Young House Love – Sherry and John Petersik

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#3 – ReadyMade

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#4 – Hand Made Modern – Todd Oldham

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#5 – Made By Hand – Mark Frauenfelder

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#6 – The Handbuilt Home – Ana White

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Let me know what you think…

Recommendations are Welcome!

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