Who doesn't love a good planter box? They are just so versatile and add visual interest to your garden, big or small, indoors or out. Here is one that takes the average garden box and puts a little urban spin on it.
Paper clips are awesome because they're small and we marvel at how their smart design allows a tiny piece of metal or plastic hold a big stack of papers. Linie 58 applied the genius thinking behind paper clips to a universal table leg system that they are calling "Tick." It's incredibly awesome.
Today's How-To is the Extended Version of Wednesday's post (How to Make a Hammered Light with John Gleeson Connolly) and we hope it will ignite your weekend craving to get back to your garage and rewire those old extension cords into inventive little lights.
It is a grand thing for kids to have a multitude of books, but not always so grand when it comes to storage. We are always on the lookout for fresh takes on book management. Here is one created for a playroom that is simple to make, inexpensive and looks great filled with a bunch of children's books.
When considering a school desk for the playroom, it's easy to get trapped into envisioning right angles and perpendicular framing. After all, that's what desks are supposed to look like, right? Evidently this curvy desk did not get the memo, and thankfully so.
Oh, I love stuff like this! If you had said the words "beautiful burnt wood" to me 10 minutes ago, I probably would have said, "What in the world are you talking about?!". But now, after seeing this handmade, hand-burnt wooden sign, I am antsy to gather up any damaged wood I have on hand and burn it into beauty...
I met Chris Gleason twenty years ago in college but we've been out of touch since then. Let's just say I'm not at all surprised where he is now. He's one of the most genuine and likeable people you'll ever meet and incredibly grounded, literally. He got his feet wet (or, more likely, muddy) growing up on a farm, but now as an adult and city dweller no less, he's returned to the land so to speak as an avid gardener and talented woodworker.
On the few warm(ish) days we've had so far in Seattle this spring, I've taken to lounging outside on a cheap beach chaise. I love relaxing in the shade, staring up at our giant fir tree with the scent of freshly cut grass enveloping me. I would love it a million times more if I had a wonderful daybed like this, though. The best part? It's pretty easy to make.
One thing we tend to go through an endless supply of in our house is spoons. Tea spoons, soup spoons, ladles — you name it, chances are they are all in the dishwasher. Now that our daughter is 'feeding' herself (more accurately, the floor) we find that baby spoons fall into this missing in action category as well. That's one reason why this hand-carved wooden spoon caught my eye. The other is its simple beauty.
When faced with builder-grade or dated cabinets, the first impulse of many new homeowners is to rip them out and start fresh. Then comes the sticker shock, which is usually followed by a trip down the paint aisle. While painting existing cabinets is always a great option for an inexpensive cabinet face lift, replacing the cabinet door inserts is another way to get a new look for less.