What do you do if you need some new furniture for your home and can’t afford one of those expensive pieces from a brand name store? Want to get your hands dirty while creating a beautiful focal piece for your home? You may want to consider upcycling furniture.
Yep! I want to make things out of concrete. As I started to research what types of products would work well for these projects, I found a YouTube video by a certain Ben Uyeda. Ben runs a very interesting website called HomeMade Modern. I am sure you will appreciate what he has to share!
In 2014, I want to build things using re-purposed materials. It will nourish the creative side of me and hopefully lead to some very nice gifts. What kinds of things? Things like wind chimes for example. But to make really great chimes, I needed lots of information. Enter Lee Hite and his amazing web site, “An Engineering Approach to Tubular Bell Wind Chime Design”.
Recovering from a tragedy is never easy. Sometimes it feels as if it isn’t even possible. Meg was sure it wasn’t for her so she decided to deal with it as she knew how. Making a list would make it easier to finish the task.
In the end it was easy beyond comprehension. After all, she didn’t really want, or need, any of the gifts of guilt. The jewels, the gowns, the trinkets would only be unpleasant memories which she no longer required. They had been for the victim, the battered wife, the martyr, the barren woman who needed to be pitied, the cleaning zealot, the trophy wife, the I, the me and the my. They were for the ego.
One couple’s story of finding a new purpose in their retirement.
‘What we do here is take these old hulks of aircraft, that used to be incredible flying machines, and give them a second life.’ ~ Donovan Fell III
A kerbside collection day sparks fond musings about the things we hang on to and the reasons we do so.
Each year, the Hollister Downtown Association or HDA as we call it here, hosts a Charming Chairs Event to benefit the association. Members of the community decorate a chair and then we auction them off at the Open Studio Preview Exhibit. I was looking for an “interesting” chair, and one with an easy surface to decorate. This one fit the bill!