On Tuesday, we discussed greener ways of burying loved ones, including an urn that uses ashes to fertilize a newly planted tree, and today I found a method for getting beautiful new life out of a building that is no longer with us.
Putting on your DIY hat and getting creative is one of the best ways to go a bit greener at home, save some money and make your home memorably unique. Here are four clever reuse projects that took simple, wouldn't-look-at-them-twice items (mason jars, plumbing supplies and boards from an old fence) and turned them into showpieces.
If you're renovating your home, one of the best places to salvage materials for new furniture is from your own junk pile. Check out this simple idea for upcycling old floor planks into a built-in desk!
There's an interesting phenomenon occurring in my apartment building. It seems we've collectively decided to give our neighbors first dibs on our Goodwill piles. Without any discussion or organization, we've begun swapping stuff.
You know that dream where you discover a really cool room that you didn't know existed? The one with the skylights and everything else you've deemed awesome? Well, Virginian Joe Svato kind of had that dream. Except in real life. And instead of finding a new room, he found a whole log cabin.
Looking forward to the first winter fire and lucky enough to have a fireplace? Here are three simple kindling options that are easy to make and do not depend on the use of chemicals to ignite the flame.
When considering storage solutions, instead of buying new, try vintage blue! These steel cabinets and boxes add a warm industrial look to your style, and their pre-owned condition makes them an easy way of being eco-friendly. Better yet, their compact size and rectangular shape are space efficient, making them easy to blend with modular pieces.