Sunday, January 29, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Kitchen Gear

If you have been on your own for awhile you probably have all the kitchen gear and utensils you need. What do you do when someone gives you new ones? 

I love how this home chef used her duplicates to make a lighting statement in her kitchen and honor the giver.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Bicycles

I really like this fence at bicycle-themed OneSpeed restaurant in East Sacramento.

Looks as if they used most parts of a bike in it.

And the parts they didn't use for the fence they used for - what else? - a bicycle rack!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Legos

Renee is a busy working mom. She was frustrated wasting time looking for a pen and paper when she had to take a note near her phone.  Looking at her kids' Legos she got the idea to make this:

She was able to customize all the compartments she needs with bricks by the cup from the Lego store. You could easily make this using one small brick bucket, about $7. A large bucket is $14.99.  Or just commandeer your kids' Legos.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

rePURPOSING Things: Building Materials

I saw this attractive fence at the office parking lot of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central Valley in Sacramento, California. At first I didn't realize what materials they used; I just liked the design.

On closer inspection I saw it was rebar & I- beams!  Very clever and perfect for their organization.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

rePURPOSING THINGS: You Guess What This Was

What was this before it was a chandelier?

With a little muslin and electrical cord this agricultural basket has a new life illuminating an old farm table. What a perfect pairing.