Posts tagged upcycle
Printer’s Drawer Turned Jewelry Display
Being a fan of letterpress and a printer myself, I thought this would be the perfect way to display and organize my jewelry. It took forever to screw in all those little eyelet hooks, but it was well worth it. I wanted to remove some of the horizontal slats in the necklace section so they would fit in the compartments instead of hanging over them, but my drawer was really well built and hard to deconstruct. I might take another stab at it eventually. I clearly need more jewelry; this thing is only half full!
screw boring old window screens! why not make screens out of old lace curtains?!
old lace curtains are easy to come by (raid your mother’s, grandmother’s, antique shop, etc stash) and come in a variety of classy looking designs/textures. lace works great, because it has holes to let air in, but the holes are small enough that bugs stay out!
btw, this project works best with wooden window frames! take out the window frame & remove the current (boring) screen. now, stretch the lace tight over the frame & use a staple gun to attach it! trim away the excess lace! done!
It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — which means it’s time to share a wine-related repurposing find:
This week, it’s empty wine bottles used as candle holders, filled with soy wax. (Pictured: Rewined Candles, with wax seals color-coded according to varietal scent. Via The Dieline; spotted on Pinterest.)
For earlier finds, scroll through Unconsumption’s “wine o’clock” series of posts here.
Those of you who’ve been reading Unconsumption for a while might recall our 2010 post about Milan’s Maison Moschino — the boutique hotel the Italian fashion house Moschino opened in 2010 in a retrofitted 1840 railway station — where some guest rooms are furnished with ball gowns as headboards.
Turns out, the hotel offers additional Unconsumption-y design inspiration in the form of lamps made from dresses. (photo via DiarioDesign)
Related: For a review of the hotel, described “as a place for playful photo shoots,” among other things, check out this January 2011 writeup from The New York Times.
Barcelona-based artist Ana Hagopian makes beautiful, highly textured jewelry from recycled paper and other natural materials.
Her work is a nice addition to the Unconsumption gallery of paper art and craft finds.
Photos via the artist.