By Becky Striepe on October 3, 2013
Artist Willem Heeffer makes beautiful upcycled drum lamps from a surprising reclaimed material. What I love best about these upcycled lamps is that you can’t tell at first glance that they’re made from something else. Don’t get me wrong: I love a little kitsch in my decor, but once in a while, you want something [...]
By Becky Striepe on December 10, 2012
A reader wrote in last week asking for some tips on how to reuse shower water. What a great question!
By Becky Striepe on June 22, 2012
Instead of going for a store-bought solution, designer Rupert Blanchard created the kitchen photographed above using reclaimed tea crates for the cabinet doors and even to cover the outside of the dishwasher. He finished off the look with antique hardware.
By Becky Striepe on February 8, 2012
For folks who are into cross-stitch or weaving, the texture of a wire waste basket begs to be fancied up with stitched or woven fiber, and Poppytalk did an awesome job transforming a wire waste basket into a lamp! They used strips of fabric, but you could also use yarn or grouped strands of embroidery thread – this is a great project for busting that fiber stash.
By Chris Keenan on November 10, 2011
There are numerous benefits that come with heating your home with wood, some of which are obvious, and some not quite as prominent. This is especially true if you have never had the joy of sitting next to a toasty wood stove as you warm yourself up after a trip out into the cold.