Meet the Re-Nest Team: Trent Johnson

Meet the Re-Nest Team: Trent Johnson

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Dec 23, 2010

Blogger: Trent Johnson
Started at Re-Nest: 2008
Lives in: Carrboro, North Carolina

Trent has been writing for Re-Nest since it first launched back in 2008, and his posts showcase an interest in green architecture, cool green concept projects, and building materials. Leave it to Trent to find this recycled BIC pen vase or these amazing treehouses!

Meet Trent

You most enjoy writing about... I love writing about projects that I've done myself. Green renovation, recycling, and creative re-use.

Your personal home style is... A mash-up of functional modern (as techy as I can afford) and modern traditional (Restoration Hardware being my dream).

Your green home must-have is... solid wood furniture. No particle board allowed.

Your ideal Saturday morning is... a trail run in the forest with my dog and some friends followed by breakfast at the hot food bar at the food coop listening to live music while people watching.

What's on your nightstand? 13" MacBook Air and a pair of Nitrile dipped work gloves (saved me from more than a few hand injuries while cutting stone, laying brick and working on bikes).

Where you go for inspiration/info/help? Treehugger, Inhabitat, Home and Garden sections of newspapers, and my neighborhood.

DIY or buy? DIY.

Favorite CFL or LED lightbulb brand? Whatever green variety is cheapest.

Favorite green paint brand and color? I usually shop the 'mistake paint' and have been fortunate enough to find low VOC paint in acceptable colors a few times.

This year you're going to... order and install new doors for my kitchen cabinets, tile my back splash, build another garden box, install a new low flow toilet, paint at least one room, install three more windows and replace some doors.

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