Every year, Pantone – color masters extraordinaire – unveils a color of the year. While other color experts (Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, among others) also name a color of the year, Pantone’s is the gold standard. So the Pantone Color … Continued
Huwebes, Disyembre 31, 2015
Happy New Year! We are ready to roll for 2016… as much as ever anyway! There were some great projects at last month’s link party — be sure to check them all out here, and we’re sharing our favorites below. And then link up your BEST projects of 2015, because we wanna see!
Now, to the party features:
Great Organizing and Decorating Ideas
If decorating with more color is on your resolutions list, check out these easy geometric color block pillows at Plaster and Disaster:
Organizing? Polished Habitat did a great job of making her small entry a storage-stuffed space — this fresh take on a pegboard is great for holding hats and gloves!
Add a bit of storage in an unused space with this small magazine or cookbook rack by White Tulip Designs.
Take your lighting to industrial style with Two Feet First‘s diy pendant light tutorial:
If your bathroom is feeling a bit tired, see what Refresh Living did to give it an update, in just 6 weeks!
We’ve shared it before, but I am so impressed with the style and storage in Blue I Style‘s laundry room! It’s a small space livin’ large!
Organizing DVDs and media is a task, but I love My Love 2 Create‘s reclaimed wood media console and just LOOK at all that storage!
Every family should have a command center of some sort… if you’re of the geeky persuasion, why not make it a Star Wars command center?!? Our Peaceful Planet created this one, complete with a lightsaber chalk holder.
If you’ve done something using one of our tutorials or inspired by something here, drop us a line, we’d love to see!
Link up here — show us your best projects from 2015!
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Miyerkules, Disyembre 30, 2015
Simplicity and intricacy meet in a single ancient art form. Origami is the art of transforming a single sheet of paper into a shape without cuts, markings, or other changes; one performs a complex series of folds to achieve the desired … Continued
Welcome back to our final Holiday Guest of the season! Our amazing guest today has a beautiful project to show you… she took out a wall in her dining room area and added in a table, but it’s bar-height on one side, table height on the other, and built on top of the remaining half wall. She calls it a “barble” and we couldn’t decide if we should call it a breakfast bar, or a built-in table, or just a rockin’ AWESOME place to dine… what would you call it?!?
Read below for all the details from Kammy, and if you’re looking for other built-in table or breakfast bar ideas, we found a few more we love, too:
Here’s Kammy with all the details of her breakfast bar table… barble.. beautiful whatever you want to call it!
(And don’t miss the other amazing projects she’s doing in her house, too!)
DIY Built-in Breakfast Bar Dining Table
by Kammy from Kammy’s Korner
|Check out all of the exterior updates it took to get it’s present state (click here.)|
So today I’m going to talk to you about our “barble”. What the heck is a “barble”? Someone recently told me they thought they had an extensive vocabulary and couldn’t believe they had never heard the word. Well folks, that is because it is totally made up. It was born out of trying to describe the vision in my head to my husband and dad, who would be wielding the hammers. My hubby is an electrical engineer. He says my ideas aren’t logical and make no sense to him. I wanted a kitchen bar…. but a table. A permanent table that sat on the wall. But we’d have to tear down half the wall of course… to table height… so in combining the words “bar” and “table” you get “barble”. The table top is also made out of boards from the old barn floor, so I guess the “bar” could also be for “barn”. Now if I haven’t confused you enough, let’s just get started with some photos.
There were years and years of old manure and dirt on those floor boards. But nothing a whole lot of sanding and polyurethane can’t take care of! Up came two of those big planks!
After collecting them all, we measured and cut each board to be 102 inches. We quiet often have extra people around our table so I wanted it big!
The rustic ship lap wall you see is original. We did not know it was there when we started taking off old paneling, plaster, and other layers, but were so pleasantly surprised to uncover it!
Here is the final result! As you can see, there are benches on one side and barstools on the other because the sunroom is a sunken room. There is a step on the end of the table in the doorway, which has surprised more than one person. I may need to invest in some yellow caution tape to avoid a lawsuit!
Kammy, your transformation is amazing! Can’t wait to see what you do next in that beautiful home of yours!!
Happy New Year, friends! I was recently invited by Samsung to make one of their Club des Chefs recipes by Eric Frechon (a 3 Michelin-star chef and holder of the prestigious MOF title, which is a rare and supreme honor attributed to only the profession’s most talented chefs). I’ll admit I was a little intimidated at the thought! But […]
Martes, Disyembre 29, 2015
Hoewel nv De Scheepvaart velen onbekend in de oren klinkt, speelt dit overheidsbedrijf een zeer belangrijke rol in ons dagelijkse leven. Deze naamloze vennootschap van publiek recht werd in 2004 namelijk opgericht om een gezond, dagelijks beheer van de Vlaamse waterwegen voor haar rekening te nemen. Daarnaast doet zij dit ook voor alle watergebonden gronden. In praktijk staat nv De Scheepvaart in voor een duurzaam, dynamisch en commercieel beheer van niet minder dan 316 km kanalen, 47 km Maas, 45 sluizen en 172 bruggen. Van deze verantwoordelijkheden zijn sommige gedeeld met de Waalse tegenhanger, met name de ”Service public de Wallonie, Direction générale opérationelle de la mobilité et des voies hydrauliques”.
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Country Living Hello, friends! I hope you are enjoying a little in-between the holidays downtime, I sure am! It’s been so nice to just be hanging out with my family, resting and even starting to dream a little bit of 2016! Today I thought I would pop in with a few organization project ideas that might help put you (and […]
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I love a good upcycle (that’s actually what I started this blog to share, back in the day) — especially when it’s something random that would probably be junked, that can be saved and made into something new. Our next Holiday Guest repurposed old ceiling fan blades and some other “junk” into…
an amazing decorative airplane!
Read below for the details of Keri’s upcycled “junk” airplane and keep an eye curbsite for these other things you can upcycle:
books (with no damage to classics!)
Here’s Keri to knock your socks off with her creative skills!
Repurposed Ceiling Fan Blades into an Airplane
by Keri from Repurposing Junkie
Hi! I’m Keri, blogger at Repurposing Junkie. I love repurposing and refinishing different projects. Everything I see takes on a different shape and idea of what it could be. In other words, I see potential in things. Some of my projects include, turning a faucet handle into a towel holder, repurposing a variety of materials into a toilet paper holder, and an early project on the blog- repurposing an electric guitar.
The project I’m sharing with you, Remodelaholics, started out when I took down some ceiling fan blades, from a fixture in our kitchen, and stashed them away waiting for inspiration. It wasn’t until I saw my daughter playing with a toy plane, that I knew those ceiling fan blades were destined to be repurposed into an airplane.
I looked for things that would work together to make an airplane. I found a gutter piece that was perfect for the body of the plane. My husband bent it on one end to make it look like the back of a plane.
A piece from an old antenna was used for the back wing.
A cap from an old chandelier was used for the front of the plane.
This piece of threshold trim was used as the front propeller.
Most of the pieces were painted red.
Two pieces from an old post were used as tires. Another piece of threshold trim was ripped and used to make the landing gear.
Now that I had all the pieces it was time to construct the airplane. I attached the threshold trim to the chandelier cap, using a 1/4″x 2″ bolt and 1/4″ nut, to make the front propeller piece,.
My husband drilled through the back of the gutter, and attached the back wing to the body of the plane, using a bolt and wing nut.
I screwed the wheels to the trim pieces to make the landing gear.
Before the wings could be attached to the body of the plane, I had to drill into the fan blades to make the existing openings 1/4″. I also measured, marked and drilled two more 1/4″ holes on the outer portion of the fan blades.
My husband measured and drilled 4 holes on each side of the gutter for the wing attachment. Four 3/4″ hooks were screwed into the gutter piece on both sides and locked on with a nut. Then a 6″ x 1/4″ bolt was threaded through the inner part of the fan blade, a nut was then screwed on until it reached the bottom of the top blade to keep the bolt in place. A nut and washer were put on the bolt, then the bolt was strung through the hook, then a washer and nut was put on to cap off the upper wing attachment. Another nut and washer was threaded on to the bolt, the bolt was put through the lower hook, and another washer and nut was screwed on to cap off the bottom wing attachment. A nut was put on the bottom of the bolt, then another fan blade was put on the bolt and capped off with another nut. This step was repeated 3 more times until the wings were attached to the body of the plane.
The outer portion of the wing was a bit easier to fasten together. A bolt was put through the top fan blade, a nut was threaded onto the bolt. Another nut was put on the bolt just enough to allow the bottom wing to be put on the bolt. Another nut then screwed on to cap off the outer wing system. This step was repeated 3 more times until the outer portion of the wings were secured.
My husband drilled 1 hole on each side of the gutter. The landing gear was then attached to the body of the plane using a bolt and nut.
Another piece of threshold trim was painted red and fastened onto the top wings, with a bolt and nut system, to act as a brace. A wooden block was placed in the front of the gutter piece to give the body of the plane a little more weight. Then the front propeller piece was hot glued on the front of the gutter.
This project only took a few days and that’s off and on as we had time to work on it (we have 3 little ones and a house remodel underway). The only thing we purchased were the hooks, nuts and bolts and paint, a total of about $15. I also referenced a book, The Color Encyclopedia of Incredible Airplanes by Phil Jarrett.
Here’s the final result:
I love how it turned out!!
We’ll hang the plane from the ceiling in our home, so those fan blades can fly once more.
Thanks for letting me share this repurposing project with you Remodelaholics!! Feel free to stop by and say “Hi” at Repurposing Junkie.
Keri, thank you so much for sharing with us! Your vision was amazing and it turned out AWESOME!
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