Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reclaimed wood = Functional and Decorative

Get Inspired

Sugarboo Designs has created some amazing products using reclaimed wood. Perfect for shabby-chic decorating, wedding day accent pieces, or a garden installation piece. From painted wood blocks (photo below) to reclaimed wood picture frames,the designs are classic. Use them to inspire your next DIY recycled wood project 

Decorative Reclaimed wood blocks by Sugarboo Designs

Shattered Furniture Collection by Brent Comber


Reclaimed Wood Ottoman by Anthony Wolf

Reclaimed Wood Furniture by Terry Waters French Polishing

Monday, November 19, 2012

Choi Jeong-Hwa

Well, this is one way to recycle old doors. South Korean artist CHOI JEONG-HWA uses found objects and a variety of media to create extraordinary installations. 

1000 Doors Art Installation, 2009, Seoul, South Korea

Olympic Stadium gets a makeover in Seoul

Gather Together- One man's trash

Plastic columns, 2012, the MOTHER of DESIGN, Marunouchi HOUSE, Tokyo

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Reclaimed Barn Doors

Repurposed Barn Doors

They make for a great interior element as a door, room divider, or window covering.

Create a "shabby-chic" feel with neutral tones paired with clean white accents

For small spaces, a sliding door may be more practical than a swinging door, here it is paired with modern elements to create a nice contrast.

In a larger room, the horizontal pattern of these doors give a warm feeling as a room divider. These doors also would be great to absorb sound in a big space

Friday, November 16, 2012

Rachel Rodwell - PODTEX

My biggest problem with "Coffee Pods" has been the excessive packaging, and wasteful nature of individually encased servings of coffee grounds. It is refreshing to see someone doing something about it! 

Rachel Rodwell's branding of PODTEX will be Launching July 1st and I cant wait to see what she comes up with next!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Time Pallet Gardening Ideas

Spring has sprung! What a better way to celebrate than starting a garden! Even in a small space here are some great ideas using pallets and reclaimed wood to create an oasis of your own!

Vertical Pallet Wall Garden

Reclaimed wood (think old picture frames!) Garden boxes Chevron Pattern

Pallet reclaimed wood Garden Box

Perfect for small spaces, Vertical Pallet Garden

Simone Tasca

Designer Simone Tasca stacked twelve reclaimed wood shipping pallets and created one comfortable looking spot to invite a 
group of friends to lay back and watch a movie.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Reclaimed Pallet Wood Accent Walls

CREATE Great Accent Wall using reclaimed Pallets/Wood

These examples all use a horizontal mounting pattern starting from the bottom up. Sand down or chemically clean the wood prior to staining and/or sealing the wood. Then mount to desired effect.

The feeling created can range from rustic to modern, and eccentric

Great uses creating Shelving, Jewelry box, or Tool Storage Space

Give a cabin-like makeover to your attic or basement. It will add warmth and change the tone of the room especially if it is a large echo-ey space

Paired with a modern low bed, and cheap industrial lighting fixtures

Cozy Retro "That 70's Show" Deco

Adding other reclaimed & painted wood gives a dramatic accent wall that is FAR different from a dark cabin look

Nursery makeover, Modern and warm

Monday, January 23, 2012



Elegant. Sexy. What more do you need? Very simple designs can be completely transformed by lace. The textures can vary greatly, and can add dimension to monochrome designs

Pallet Tables


Designers have a responsibility to create practical living spaces that utilize materials that otherwise would go to waste. Pallet tables and seating areas pictured below are just a few clever ways to recycle "one man's trash" and transform it into a stylish and functional space.


Simply stacking 2 pallets as a coffee table. It matches well with the natural wood floor to create a neutral palate of colors to work with in the room.

2 Pallets joined by 4x4s on the corners. Stain to desired color, add wheels. Portable outdoor furniture. Affordable, Easy, and Useful!

Another simple stacked Pallet design coffee table, great for storage (shelf)

With a heavy canvas or waterproof fabric, this could be a great outdoor furniture piece