Looking for a quick, easy upgrade for a boring lampshade? Grab an old sweater and dress it up! This super simple DIY project just requires a shade, a sweater, some hot glue, and about twenty minutes… and that's it!
Handbags and tote bags are endlessly helpful. I constantly use them to cluster and organize projects, transport piles of things from one part of my home to another, and store things like yarn or odd shaped tools that don't warrant boxes.
A sad, old crib sat at a thrift store — not useful as a baby bed for safety reasons, this piece seemed destined for the scrap pile! Until Cristin came along, that is… she saw some untapped potential in its pretty spindles and simple shape, and came up with a clever way to breathe new life into an old piece.
One of the reasons I'm a bit wary of buying dedicated stands for my tablet and smartphone is that technology seems to evolve quite quickly, and there's no telling when your devices will no longer fit in them. Hacking one seems like a sensible option, since it's low cost, you get to customize the stand to your liking, and you can always modify it to fit a newer device.
I recently had to sell my business's beloved card catalog (we displayed greeting cards in it — surprise!) because there won't be room for it in our new studio. It went to a very good home, but since then, I have done nothing but dream about card catalogs and everything that I could do with one, especially with all of this fun organizing talk going around! The possibilities are endless, but I found a favorite use that feels homey, practical and lovely all at once.
Adaptive reuse is one of the best forms of creative and eco-friendly construction. Whether it's a former school house or church, buildings with a past life often make for some of the most interesting homes and interiors. This social hall in New York City is no exception — the 32-foot barrel arched ceilings, porthole windows, stage lighting and old wood floors make a for a one-of-a-kind residence.
Have someone on your list who seems to already have everything? Well, do they have a Lumberjack Sack? No? Get ready, because this tutorial will have you making these little hillbilly chic totes in no time.