I’m digging the exaggerated split hem trend. It makes me want to buy a second hand sweater and cut up the hem. I would carefully hand sew the edges to keep them from unraveling, of course. I think it would make the sweater lay nicer on the hip. And with a soft long sleeve tee underneath it would be warm, comfy andstylish.
This shipping crate sideboard (below) has been blogged about for years. I’ve never heard anything more about it. It doesn’t appear that it has ever been reproduced. Too bad. I love it. According to Design Squish it was designed by Linda Jose.I just recently stumbled upon the up-cycled milk crate sideboard (below) on the Desire to Inspire blog. I would style it to be lighter and brighter than it is styled here but I love the concept. It doesn’t look the the milk crates hold anything which is too bad but it is a nice conversation piece and a handy sideboard. The best discovery from searching around for up-cycled milk crate furniture is that I stumbled upon Combo Colab and their XTOOL (below). You must watch their kickstarter campaign video. Their campaign is fully funded and is now closed. I LOVE this simple design. Great colors too. I’d love to have one of these as a side table or put two together to act as a coffee table. I hope they become available for purchase sometime soon.
And don’t even get me started on their truck-a-float project.
I got the images above from this article in Maine Today. Go and get some art! “Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Goodwill services across New England; helping people achieve personal stability, engage in the community, and create a more sustainable environment.”
This image above and the first image in this post can be found on my decorate Pinterest board with links back to the original source (sometimes).
My new favorite junk shop is the Antiques Junkie on 125 Brewery Lane in Portsmouth, NH. T.F. Sloan, the proprietor, has created an inviting space with unique pieces at great prices. Check it out — just don’t buy the blue bench or the red cart. Save those for me.
All You magazine. Issue 10, October 18, 2013. Page 13.
My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine. I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at recovergirl.wordpress.com.” That’s better than a stick in your eye. xo jam
I was cruising craigslist/newhampshire/furniture to find a side table or whatever. I came across this person in Hillsboro, NH that makes outdoor furniture out of solid hardwood pallets. I like the primitive look.