Glow Table

Mike Warren is an amazing guy! Why? Because he made a crazy cool glow in the dark table. I have never seen anything like it before. What else makes him amazing? He has given us a terrific tutorial, complete with product links, so we can make our own! There is a video to-boot!

If you already have the wood working tools then why not make one?! If you don’t, I bet your neighbor has some you could use. Maybe if you are really nice and bring them cookies. Equipment like this is also really cheap to rent. I rented so many things for my basement remodel and I know a round saw will be cheaper than a jackhammer.

Did you know that there was a product called “glow powder” and that it comes in a bunch of colors? It’s spendy but so cool. It can be used for so much more than a table. This power has a brightness rating of 33000 mcd/m2, 55-85 micron but I have no idea what that means. The packaging says that it can be recharged millions of times! Sweet. The Hunted Interior has another DIY table you need to see…

See the full tutorial from instructibles here…

instructables: Glow Table

Don’t miss the video either…Enjoy!

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Think of the one piece of furniture that takes up most of the space in a bedroom. The bed! Not like you want your guests to sleep on the floor (I suppose that depends on your guests). How do you furnish a guest bedroom without spending a small fortune?

Hide the bed. Wall beds are usually the solution. What if I told you there was a way to hide a bed that’s outside the box. Well, actually, this one is inside the box. I’ve lived in small apartments that did not have room for guests to sleep (except the sofa). Now here’s a new and incredibly clever innovation to save you not only space but money. Win-Win!

Watch this amazing bed in a box transform…

Oh lookie, there’s a key. What treasures will we find inside?

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Open the lid and… No treasure.

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 Hope chest full of wood. Lots and lots of wood.

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What if we pull out a piece?

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Planks attached. Is there an instruction manual?

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With smaller pieces that all seem to connect.

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Let’s pull out the handles on each side and see what happens.

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Hello! Looks like an accordion.

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Grab the ends and pull it straight. Color me happy, it’s a bed!

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Let’s add the extra pieces of wood.

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Top it off with an air mattress. Clever!

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15 Totally Ingenious Ikea Hacks

Ikea! I first think about delicious meatballs. Then I think about amazing furniture and how much I can buy in one trip. I also think about going to Sweden because all the furniture names are so cool and the country must be too. Buzzfeed has gathered up a bunch of ideas for sprucing up plain Ikea furniture and It is just as terrific as the store! This roundup has it all. Now if only there were tips on where to find a ‘secret-exit.’ I wouldn’t have to weave through the maze and spend a fortune on impulse buys.

See all 15 ideas here-

Buzzfeed – 15 Totally Ingenious Ikea Hacks

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furniture revivals

OMG! Southern Revival has the best collection of ‘re-vamped’ furniture that I have ever seen! These DIY projects show how to completely transform old pieces of furniture into wonderful new treasures. There are also tutorials showing how to touch up things that just need a second wind. It is fantastic! Lots of repurposing and changing going on here. I especially love the renovation of Uncle Joe’s 1800’s dresser.

Check it out here-

Southern Revivals – Furniture Revival

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garden pallet ideas

I’m really excited to show off this great collection of projects from Home Ideas. It is everything you could ever want and more from a garden and pallet roundup. These DIYs aren’t expensive or time consuming and will totally transform your garden. Which do you want to try first?

See all 17 wonderful ideas here…

HomeIdeas:
17 Out Of This World Things To Do With Pallets In The Garden

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Pallet Wood Creations

I am in love with Greg over at Ex Nihilo Creations’! He has done a fabulous job with tables, ice chests, and wine racks. Some of my favorite projects have been making DIY Pallet furniture but these put my finest work to shame! You can barely recognize that these were once used pallets. He really has created something beautiful from nothing.

See his gallery here-

Ex Nihilo Furniture – Pallet Wood Creations

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diy furniture

These easy DIYs are going to transform your yard and patio. They are fun, original, many are made from repurposed material, brightly colored, and did I mention easy? I am happy to have run across this roundup from Architecture Art Designs and feature it here today. The wheelbarrow bench is a fabulous idea! OMG, so many DIYs and so little time; I better get to building!

See all 22 here…

ArchitectureArtDesigns – 22 Easy And Fun DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

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Garden furniture can be quite expensive. These popular DIY outdoor furniture ideas can allow you to have amazing looking garden furniture for a fraction of the cost. Most of the outdoor furniture you can make is very simple, and anyone should be able to follow the directions.

Making Chairs out of PVC Pipe

These chairs are perfect for toddlers and they look really nice. You will need:

– PVC Pipe
– Strong Fabric
– 8 x PVC Pipe elbows
– 6 x PVC T Shaped Junctions

Start by cutting out a piece of the fabric which measures 17.5″ by 29.5″. It’s possible to adjust this and change the size of the chair, just make sure that there is enough slack material when it’s assembled.

Fold half an inch over either side of the long length of the fabric. Then stitch along the seam. Fold seams along the short edges, allowing enough space for the PVC to fit through.

Cut the PVC pipe into:
– 7 pieces which are 10 inches long
– 2 pieces which are 6 inches long
– 4 pieces which are 5 inches long
– 4 pieces which are 4 inches long

The pipe can be painted using a spray paint, or you can remove the writing using nail polish remover. Assemble the chair and slip the fabric onto the pipes. Then it’s ready for use.

Wheelbarrow Bench

This is a fantastic quirky design that will be a great addition to any garden. It also makes it easy to move the bench around the garden when needed.

You will need:

– Wooden Garden Bench
– Wood Stain
– Wheelbarrow Wheel
– Drill
– Clamps
– Bolts
– Three lengths of 2×2 timber
– Paint

Start by marking the position of the wheelbarrow wheel on the end of the lengths of timber. Fix the brackets in position ready for the wheel. Position the handles, and use clamps to hold still. A crosspiece should be bolted over the top of the handles and to the uprights of the bench. Once this is completed the handles can be bolted to the bench uprights using the coach bolts. All that’s left to do is to paint or stain the wooden bench.

Designer Giulio Manzoni’s Multifunctional Sofa Bunk Bed(Transforms In Only 12 Seconds)

If you are tight on space you might want to check out Giulio Manzoni’s ‘cou-bunk.’ That’s what I’ve decided to call this couch that transforms into a bunk bed in under 30 seconds. It only takes 12 seconds actually. It is comfortable, functional, and easy to transform from one to the other. He wanted something that was stylish but still worked for small spaces and this does just that!

See it in action here…

Stylish Eve:
Innovative Multifunctional Sofa By Designer Giulio Manzoni
Transforms Into A Bunk Bed In Only 12 Seconds

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diy hammock chair

This looks super comfy and the perfect place for reading on rainy days! I saw a chair like this online that was quite spendy and before I whip out the credit card maybe I’ll try to make my own. Hammock chairs can be made for kids or adults; the hardware store has sturdy enough materials for both. I love that it is hanging inside too. Who says the porch swing have to go on the porch?!

Learn how to make it here…

Makezine – DIY Hammock Chair

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