Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I had endless problems with the internet and finally got sorted today!
I am a big fan of recycling and re-using. I come up with the weirdest ideas and always find treasures in other people’s garbage. They find it quite strange me going through what they consider junk. But I love their reaction when they see the end result.
For instance, the lamp below was a broken bamboo blind I bought years ago. I keep everything, and see beauty in everything.
Then there’s the cable tie lampshade…
It took me 8 hours and nearly 400 cable ties to complete. It also scored me 99% in the exams. We had to make a contemporary furniture piece inspired from either the Medieval of Baroque era. I chose the Medieval times and below was my inspiration:
The cross is the actual frame of my shade and the cable ties illustrates the candle wax dripping.
Last week I got this garden screen in someone’s backyard.
And converted it into a cool bathroom cabinet for all our toiletries. I wanted something airy and open.
I must still complete it with a nice knob!
We once again moved without a budget to fix up the place. So I was once again forced to improvise. The house was filled with office furniture and junk.
I immediately knew I wanted to use the credenza for a kitchen cabinet.
I wanted a eye-level oven, so we cut the top and put the plates in and pushed the oven in the corner.
I love them. They’re different and cost me absolutely nothing. I used the paint on-site to create a dark wood effect.
I believe that every person should recycle in some way. I will soon start a recycling centre here at our new house. I will keep you posted!