Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Camping in Comfort

This says it all. Clever use of a Home Depot bucket and inexpensive toilet seat to bring creature comforts to a camping trip. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

If a City Can Do This, So Can We.




We have been working on the goal of becoming a zero waste household for a couple of years now. Just saw this film and oh how I wish our city had the commitment and programs that San Francisco does! It would make it much easier to reach our goal.

Get inspired by watching the trailer or attending one of the screenings: http://www.trash24.org




Thursday, January 7, 2016

What To Do With That Old Toothbrush

I really like projects that keep things out the landfill. This video has a very cute and fun idea BUT I recommend using your dead toothbrushes and not buying anything unnecessary with packaging that winds up as waste.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Circular Saw Blades

Because of its location this gate was really difficult to photograph. But this will give you the idea. This gorgeous peacock is a a beautiful work of art...



 ...and a good break-in deterrent. Those blades are still sharp!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Shoe Rack

An over-the-door canvas shoe rack never looked so good. This Chicago apartment's brick wall got quite a brightening up with the addition of this clever planter. The impact will be even bigger when the new plants grown over the sides. Easy and inexpensive


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Remote Access

With the purchase of a couple of small bins this....


. ..became this. 


The TV remote no longer gets buried under the coasters and cocktail napkins or tangled in the iPod cable.

Total time: under 10 minutes