Archive for ‘upcycle’

March 11, 2011

Amazing green RV

A Biofuel-Powered Hybrid Home on Wheels by Sunray Kelley.

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March 6, 2011

Etsy – Voodoo Child

March 2, 2011

DIY Round-up

How to make a repeating pattern, designsponge.

Curtains on the cheap, Apartment Therapy.

Tassel Earrings, InStyle.

Headdress, You Me and a Skeleton Key.

Urban Outfitters duvet knock off, Kiki Creates.

Envelopes become Tote Bags, Orphaned.

$2 shoes, Aunt Peaches.

Hex-Nut Bracelet, Honestly WTF.

Driftwood hook, Semi Jewels.

Fbaric Prints with Tape, How About Orange.

 

March 1, 2011

DIY Antique Book Clutch

I’ve been lusting after these book clutches for some time now, and today at the flea market I picked out the perfect book to transform into my new purse.  I wanted something a little smaller, just to fit the essentials.  The Olympia Le-Tan clutches are beautifully embroidered, but at $1,330.00 I just don’t think I can afford it right now… or ever.

I’m not a huge fan of the Kate Spade version, and at $300 – still too steep for me.  I made my clutch in an afternoon, out of materials I had lying around the house.

Total cost: approx. $7.00.

How to:  Antique Book Clutch (under the cut)

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February 26, 2011

How to DIY Jackpot – Park & Cube

Park and Cube might just be my new favorite blog.  I have a short list of things to whip up before spring hits, and these amazing tutorials are very high on it.

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February 26, 2011

5 year mobile plan

Everybody wants freedom and what better represents that than mobility?  For the last 5 years I have been daydreaming of and drooling over other people’s mobile homes.  Not trailers, or pre-fab campers, but specifically old school buses converted into green living quarters.  I want solar panels, veggie oil, composting toilet – the works.  Imagine never having to pay rent again.  It’s almost frightening to imagine a life with so many possibilities, and I want it!

Jake Von Slatt’s bus is one I have been seeing pictures of for years.  I love the light airy feel of it, though I’m not a huge fan of the floorplan.  These guys have really taken it to another level completely, taken it a step further.  They created a second story by welding part of a vehicle to the roof of the bus, which also happens to lead to a fenced in lounging area.

Now all I need to do is brush up on diesel mechanics, carpentry, and oh, yeah, how to raise a lot of money fast, and I’m off!

February 24, 2011

Recycled Home – Decor and Lighting

 

February 23, 2011

Upcycled Planter

I’ve been wanting more LIFE around the house, maybe I’ll gut a few books before I get that puppy…

 

VIA A Sensible Habit, & Found Shit.

 

 

Upcycled 55 gallon drum planter/benches VIA Recyclart.org