Some long-time readers may recognize the past featured works of Dolores and Chris Salomone. Their DIY George Nelson style platform bench using LEGO and Upcycled Floppy Disk Desk grace our archives. They're back, this time focusing their creative efforts upon improving the storage and presentation of gaming consoles in living rooms in a manner Don Draper and Charles Eames would have likely approved...
Admit it - there are some toys that you love just as much, and probably more than the kids. For me, it's play food. Good quality play food with all of its details sends me over the moon, and as a result, there's tons of it in my home.
We're not sure why it is such fun to see something small recreated on a much larger scale. The process makes whatever the object is seem sort of innocent. When the object happens to already be an iconic fixture of childhood, then the charming meter goes off the charts.
You may remember peeking into Sibylle's DIY "Funkytime" house tour I posted in January. Well, I recently checked in with the creative DIY'er and asked her to do an exclusive How-To for us and this is what she came up with...
We've started the transition from LEGO Duplo blocks to regular LEGOs. And although Duplo blocks hurt every bit as much as their smaller counterparts when stepped on with bare feet, their saving grace is that they're a dream to clean up.
When it comes to saving space, storage solutions should be like a super model, tall and lean. Why? Tall and lean storage solutions have small footprints, using very little precious floor space, and being tall, they use vertical space, which is always a good strategy anytime you need space efficiency. Enter flower buckets, tall, lean, and ready to do many jobs around your home.
If you're not chevron-ed out, the pattern du jour adorns these storage baskets in a range of vibrant colors. They're handwoven and the tops are deep enough to become their own baskets should you choose. The large ones (13.25 x 7.5"h) are best suited to toy storage so it's a shame they only come as a set of small, medium and large instead of ala carte.
If you're a parent to an elementary age (or older) kid, you know that LEGOS are a common sight around the house — on the dining room table, on the floor, on the coffee table… on just about every table in the house. My son loves to build where the family is — he's not crazy about going to a "LEGO table" in the corner of the house — so I needed to come up with a solution to our LEGO problem, to save our sanity, our organization, and the bottom of our feet.