Showing posts with label design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label design. Show all posts

A Mason Jar + a Shelf = "Fresh Cut Flower" Shelf

On: Monday, January 16, 2012

A Mason Jar Fresh Cut Flower Shelf

We love having lots fresh herbs, plants and flowers at home. They freshen up our interior and make us feel comfortable and uplifted.

We have already shared a few unique upcycling ideas on indoor plants: here's a cool upside-down planting hack and here's an awesome light bulb mini-greenhouse.

Today we share another cool idea: "Fresh Cut Flower" Shelf. Here's a detailed instruction to print out.

It is a great way to turn your boring wooden shelf into something unique and fun!

Enjoy!

A Mason Jar Fresh Cut Flower Shelf

Plastic Bottles into Upside Down Herb Planters

On: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Plastic Bottles into Upside Down Herb Planters

If you love planting and adore original designs and ideas, you will find this idea simply awesome! Plant herbs upside down and use old plastic bottles for this!
  • These save plenty of space;
  • They look amazing and fun (your guests and friends will love it!)
  • That's an awesome way to reuse old plastic bottles.

Plastic Bottles into Upside Down Herb Planters

Here's the detailed instruction as well as another way to implement the idea.

More ways to re-use those plastic bottles:

Vinyl Record Covers into a Box

On: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Vinyl record cover box

We have had quite few DIY ideas on how to recycle vinyl records including several projects in upcycling them into check bags and purses (Stylish vinyl records purse and cool vinyl records bags) as well as other, more creative ideas (like cool vinyl records bags and vinyl record into a cool necklace).

But how about the vinyl record covers we all store at home? How can we reuse them as well?

Here's a fun and very useful idea: vinyl record cover box (find the full tutorial here).

Gotta love the stylish design that would make a perfect match into a retro interior! And it looks like a useful storage utility too! On top of all, it looks easy to do and is absolutely free.

Vinyl record cover box
Thanks to Kate of Silver Prices Today for sending this cool tip!

Rolled Recycled Magazine Pages into the Mirror Frame

On: Sunday, July 10, 2011

Recycled magazine mirror
We have already covered a few fun DIY projects based on rolled magazine pages: rolled magazine table and magazine paper photo frame.

Today's idea is another brilliant one! The radiant rolled magazine wall mirror looks fantastic!

I don't know what all the pieces are attached to, but use it for inspiration!
Recycled magazine mirror

Most Bizarre DIY Magazine Rack Designs

On: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

First, a few inspiring examples:

A cheap wire hanger into a magazine rack:

DIY magazine rack
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Magazine magazine rack (click the image to go to the original post):


Fancy mags (or anything similar) into the tube magazine rack:

DIY magazine rack
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Bizarre Magazine Racks?

What the heck? Why would anyone be interested in magazine racks, much less bizarre ones? Of course, people read magazines, and they probably need a place to put them when they are not reading, but still...magazine racks?

Well, after searching around for some really offbeat magazine racks, you may come to the conclusion that these rather unnoticed and un-thought of household items can actually be really cool! In fact, there are some magazine racks that are incredible artistic achievements in beauty and sculpture, with a value to match the artwork.

A World of Unique Magazine Racks

Magazine racks aren't only for professional offices. There are decorative magazine racks that look like suns, moons, or stars. Some designs look like an assortment of cute puppies or kittens. Some handmade racks are actually cup holders or plastic water bottles that hold rolled up magazines. There are even magazine racks made out of magazines!

Professional magazine racks range from the plain to the decorative to the sublime. Some racks are virtually invisible; the only way one can tell it is a magazine rack is because of the magazines that seem to be holding each other in place. Some of the racks are huge and are actually a real and beautiful piece of furniture. Some are antique in look, made with beautiful woods or metal; others are fancy baskets woven into special shapes as magazine holders.

Magazine Racks are Part of a Winning Atmosphere

The most professional businesses in the country decorate with beautifully designed, and admittedly bizarre, magazine racks. Places, from bank lobbies to doctor’s offices and from television stations to classy modeling agencies, all sport the best in magazine racks. Not only do people use the racks to hold magazines, but they also use them as display shelves. The racks are extremely eye-catching for promotions materials and upcoming events.

A Special Magazine Rack for Your Home


Until you begin searching for bizarre and out-there magazine racks, you may have no idea how fun and useful they are. Not only that, but they truly can be a work of art. Just think of one of your primary interest in life and then picture a rack that expresses that.

You could have magazine racks that look like the following items:
  • Music Stands
  • Art Palates
  • Fine China
  • Oriental Fans
  • Peacocks
  • Gold Fish
  • Rainbows
  • Ships
  • Model T’s
You see? The list is endless. And, this list doesn’t begin to account for the beautiful and well-designed modern magazine racks that can also grace one’s home or personal office.

Find the Design of Your Dreams

Whether you decide to find one of those bizarre magazine racks, or you prefer an elegant style, there are enumerable choices literally at your fingertips. Your computer search engine will take you to some of the most artistic and fun sites, all for magazine racks.

And, if you are really inventive, you might just come up with a design all your own. Who would have thought that a magazine rack could be so exciting?

DIY Wood Log Table

On: Monday, August 30, 2010

We had a birch log table yesterday and now we have another bright idea! A table made of piles of logs and sticks.

The whole thing looks awesome when piled together! Good job!

DIY Wood Log Table

PET Bottles into a Magazine Rack

Some DIY projects are fun and beautiful, others are useful and simply genius - this is is both.

Surely, it all comes to implementation - would be able to make the thing as aesthetic? But the idea is surely a cool one!

PET Bottles into a Magazine Rack

A similar DIY project:

A Magazine Magazine Rack

Birch Tree Log Table

On: Sunday, August 29, 2010

This cool table made of birch logs could fit any interior! Besides, it looks like it it not too hard to make it at home.

What a brilliant idea!

Birch Tree Log Table

An Old TV into Aquarium

A beautiful aquarium is a great decoration for any interior. But what if that's a TV aquarium? Imagine how cool it would be to have this ingenious Reef Tank which can be put in your Grandma's 1955 television!

Decanters Lamps - Simply Awesome!

On: Thursday, May 27, 2010

Decanters Lamps

Do you have vintage decanters stored somewhere in your garage? Or do you love walking around antiques markets and vintage shops? Do you enjoy unique and extra-ordinary interior designs and cool (easy-to-implement) ideas?

In any of the cases, this awesome DIY project is right for you: decanters lamps! Gotta love the light effects and cool look!

What do you think?

Decanters Lamps

(Creepy) Dolls Chandelier

On: Monday, April 26, 2010

dolls chandelier

I am actually not sure which interior design would match such a chandelier. It needs definitely a home with no children ('cause kids will be hurt by its look).

Anyway, the dolls chandelier is our today's find. Many people, many tastes - and I am sure someone will love it!

dolls chandelier

Paint Chips Lamp

On: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paint Chips Lamp

Our DIY collection proves it that ANYTHING can be turned into a cool lamp including paint chips.

This lamp is a great example. It is made of paint chips joint together the way the lamp can actually take any random form.

Thus it looks totally cool, innovative and extra-ordinary. Now go figure the way the pieces are joint together!

Paint Chips Lamp
Paint Chips Lamp

Recycle Anything Into Clocks

On: Thursday, February 25, 2010

What a bright idea: you can make your interior design unforgettable. Just look around and recycle anything you see into some stylish wall clock!

You can fit it into any design: all you need is just a bit of creativity. Inspiring, isn't it?

Recycle Anything Into Clocks

Milk Carton Lamps

On: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Milk Carton Lamps

I am not sure how safe these lamps are (is milk carton solid enough to sustain the heat from the bulb?) but they look really awesome!

The best thing about the project is the cool ornament - gotta love it!

Milk Carton Lamps

Pepsi Bottle Lamp

On: Monday, January 4, 2010

Pepsi Bottle Lamp

Sometimes the most genius things are born from really simple stuff. This Pepsi bottle lamp is the best proof for that. I am sure it will make your home most famous decor: all your friends will be impressed.

Note: the one in the picture is made of a vintage bottle but I am sure the very modern one will look cool as well.

Expired Plastic Cards Photo Frame

On: Sunday, December 27, 2009

Plastic Cards Photo Frame

I am sure when your plastic card expires, you can't bring yourself into trashing it: maybe for good memories or because it looks cool.

Anyway, here's good news for you: you don't have to. Cut it into pieces and create a cool mosaic which you can then use to decorate a photo frame.

Plastic Cups Table and Floor Lamps

On: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Plastic Cups Table and Floor Lamps

Plastics looks cool as light fixture due to amazing light effects it creates (we've already seen how plastic cups can be turned into beautiful chandeliers). The only thing to be aware of is that the heat the light produces may burn out the plastic so you'd better use LED lights. But for sure, this always looks cool!

A Magazine Magazine Rack

On: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

No, this was not a mistake: "magazine" is written twice for a reason: that's a shelf for magazines which is made of magazines.

Might be cool:

Magazine Magazine Rack

Drinking Straw Table Lamp

On: Sunday, December 6, 2009

Drinking Straw Table Lamp

If, by any chance, you have so many plastic drinking straws that you still have some after you have built a drinking straw chair and a drinking straw floor lamp, this drinking straw table lamp should be on your to-do list.

The light coming through plastic tubes creates an amazing effect that you will love:

Drinking Straw Table Lamp

Floppy Disks Lamp

On: Friday, November 20, 2009

Floppy Disks Lamp

If by any case, after you've make a floppy disks notepad, a greeting card and a floppy disk pen holder, you still have extra floppy disks you need to recycle, here's a nice idea for you: a cool looking floppy disks lamp.

It can take various forms but it always looks nice:

Floppy Disks Lamp