Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Woodworking/NEW IDEAS/slwadmin.blogspot.com

If you like woodworking, build yourself a desk out of reclaimed lumber, add some details or adornments from the craft or hardware store to add style and make it unique.

Columns-Pillars/NEW IDEAS/slwadmin.blogspot.com

Made this column for my mother's home using PVC pipe, a wood box, and a molding ring from the hardware store. I wanted to scale it down a little, but she wanted it to be large.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Windows/Design/NEW IDEAS/slwadmin.blogspot.com

Old windows can be used as backdrops,
partitions, or to fill a boring corner.

Molding/Design/NEW IDEAS/slwadmin.blogspot.com

Add a strip of molding at the end of a partition wall for a more interesting finished look.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Design/NEW IDEAS/slwadmin.blogspot.com

Maybe you've already gotten ideas like I did from the DIY shows, such as covering an unsightly wall with fabric, as I did in an old home we were renting. Or putting a couple of suitcases together with a couple of leather belts and adding feet to make an inexpensive coffee table.

Woodworking/Crafts/Seastyle/NEW IDEAS/slwadmin.blogspot.com

For the seastyle, I topped this chest off with a rustic frame that I made with twigs for the ship picture and a shell-framed (with shells I actually collected, of course) mosaic made from a broken mirror. Come to think of it, I think I did have seven years of bad luck, so I wouldn't advise it.