10 ways to repurpose newspaper at home
Here are some practical ways to reuse all that newsprint.
DIY Stamped Mermaid Dress Tutorial by Kate Gabrielle from Scathingly Brilliant for mermaidens here. Really easy DIY using a foam stamp you can make yourself and fabric paint (one the color you want and one that’s white). Top Photo: DIY from The Pineneedle Collective here (using Mermaidens’ tutorial), Bottom Photo: DIY from mermaidens.
DIY Galaxy Dress Tutorial by Stars for Streetlights here. Lots of good inspiration photos and links plus an easy to follow tutorial - but I would so strongly suggest doing this on something you really don’t care about first (from personal experience!). *For other galaxy jewelry, fashion, nails etc… go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/galaxy
Just some awesome things to do.
Leaky garden hose? Turn it into a lawn chair instead!
This really is incredibly clever. The chairs are a simple wooden folding variety and are not permanently affixed to the wall. Yet when opened they stabilize, hold boxes of loose articles and are the perfect width from the wall to hang even the most bulky of garments.
The entire article Re-Thinking Furniture: Innovative Design Explorations by Yi Cong Lu from Core77 is a good read and full of clever designs.
After lots of use, sometimes cookie sheets get stained and dirty, and pretty much unusable.
So I decided to make a serving tray from this old cookie sheet.
The first thing I did was spray paint the tray.
While the paint dried, I picked out my favorite scrapbook paper.
Using spray adhesive, I covered the center of the of the cookie sheet to finish the tray.
I then coated it with a clear matte spray paint, and voila!
DIY idea du jour:
Repurpose kids’ toy animals as knobs on drawers or cabinet doors.
For a “before” look at this particular desk, click through to Design*Sponge here.
What clever/unusual/quirky things would you do (or have you done) in giving old furniture a makeover?