Don’t you love that this use for paintbrushes not only spruces up the outside of a vase (or an empty jar or can), but still enables you to use the paintbrushes?
It’s a clever way to store art or office supplies such as brushes, pencils, pens, and rubber bands.
How to build a daybed out of pallets.
For tutorial, to DIY, see Prudent Baby.
(spotted on the Young House Love blog here)
The idea of turning burned-out incandescent light bulbs into vases and terrariums has made the blogosphere and Pinterest rounds. If you haven’t come across it and/or haven’t read a useful tutorial explaining how to open up bulbs and clean them out, check out this Freepeople post or this one from Instructables.
Old and/or bent bicycle wheels can make great trellises for plants.
Now here’s something to add to the mix of garden-related repurposing:
Garden tools made into a gate.
More yard art in Austin: Robert Mace’s “bottle prairie.” Old license plates cover the side of the building in the background.
(photo by bubbaofthebubbles on Flickr)
DIY project du jour:
Top a side table with an old vinyl record. (An unplayable one, preferably!) For a tutorial, hop over to TheFlourishingAbode.
The table in the photo reminds me of this stool — with an old album for its seat — that Brian spotted in Sweden last year.
If you missed any of our earlier posts on creative new uses for records, look for them here.
We’re fans of free book exchanges, like the Little Free Libraries; the now-defunct-phone-booths-turned-mini-libraries (here, here, here, here, and here); shelves in London Tube and train stations and in airports that enable travelers to swap books; former newspaper racks; and a 1979 Ford transformed into a bookmobile from which free books are distributed in Buenos Aires, among others, that spring up in public spaces.
And now in Paris, there’s this communal book exchange sitting atop a tree cage:
Strasbourg-based street artist Florian Rivière is back with a new, neat urban intervention! Last weekend, Rivière installed a little library on a sidewalk near Gare du Nord … .
See a couple of Riviere’s other urban interventions, a.k.a., “hacktions,” here.