<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=996690293685739&ev=PageView&noscript=1" />
68K Views

Inside a Hometalker's Crazy Cool Brooklyn Apartment

68K Views
Have you ever wished you could peek inside the homes of your amazing fellow Hometalkers to get a closer look at their brilliant projects and get new ideas? Well, now you can! Introducing Hometalk LIVE, where we pop in to visit the homes of famous Hometalkers and broadcast on Facebook LIVE where you can watch and join the fun.
Here’s a recap of our visit in case you missed it. Don't want to miss the next time we go live? Like Hometalk on Facebook and stay tuned for the next LIVE segment!
CMO Miriam Illions, as well as Community Manager Hannah Vaughan and Social Editor Lana Neuman dropped by the home of Hometalker Amanda, to hear a bit about how she decorated her crazy cool "boho eclectic" apartment in Brooklyn.
As the ladies learned all about Amanda's unique style and DIY adventures, Hometalkers from all over the world were chiming in with questions, comments, and lots of love and support.
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
First, Amanda showed us her awesome wood slab kitchen table, which she made from discarded trunks she salvaged in her neighborhood. We loved the versatility of the table and the simple, rustic look.
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
Next, we climbed out the window to get a look at Amanda's relaxing rooftop, which doubles as her yard and patio. There were some interesting salvages up there, but one thing we noticed was a pile of bike wheels. That's where the real fun began...
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
We challenged viewers to come up with a fun DIY idea to suggest using these wheels for a chance to win a Hometalk t-shirt of their own!
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
Lots of amazing ideas were thrown out from the Facebook audience, but the winning suggestion? A bike wheel chandelier for Amanda's home -- which meant a Hometalk t-shirt for the winners, Arleen Johnson and Kim Denherder!
Get the chance to win a t-shirt of your own next time, by liking Hometalk on Facebook and taking part in the next LIVE segment!
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
After getting a look at the awesome outdoor seating Amanda put together from 6 cinder blocks and wooden beams, we saw what might be the coolest small space gardening solution ever - the vertical gutter garden!
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
You can also make the incredible milk can stool Amanda showed us next!
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
The last project we saw was definitely the crowd favorite: a $65 terra cotta pot meat smoker that Amanda made herself from flower pots! Readers were flipping over this thrifty and brilliant creation, which you can make yourself to save hundreds on a store bought smoker!
  • what happened when hometalk went live , gardening, how to, kitchen design, lighting, outdoor living, painted furniture, pallet, repurposing upcycling, roofing
After getting a good look at all of Amanda's amazing creations, the Hometalk team headed back through the window into Amanda's magical Brooklyn apartment to finish off their tour and say their goodbyes.
Amanda's eclectic boho home was amazing and the best part is, it was just the first of many mini excursions the Hometalk team will take with their trusty Facebook Live camera and all you viewers!
If you're interested in getting ideas, winning t-shirts, or even getting a visit, make sure to Like Hometalk on Facebook to get notified the next time we go LIVE!
Proud of your amazing home and creative projects and want to show them off? We would love to see them in person! You can apply to have the Hometalk team VISIT YOUR HOUSE by filling out this application. Hope to see you soon!

Got a question about this project?

  • Candy Walsh
    Candy Walsh Conway, AR
    on Jul 16, 2016

    Sorry, I got ahead of myself about the advertising, lol. I went back and reread.

  • Karin
    Karin Allegany, NY
    on Jul 16, 2016

    I know what to do with the wheels. I have been wanting to do this for a long time. You use the wheels as a pergola top. You need the basic wood frame, with smaller beams. You suspend the wheels at various levels from the beams. You can use fan blades to turn into flower patterns if you like. Then intertwine with your choice of vine, or Christmas lights. Karinchase@yahoo.com

  • Susan
    Susan Pueblo, CO
    on Jul 16, 2016

    Great designs. Love the gutter garden and will need to get a couple wheels to make mirrors. We're in Colorado. Minimalistic modern is our fave but love things like old stained glass, transom windows...

  • Renata
    Renata Hermiston, OR
    on Jul 19, 2016

    This was pretty kool to watch. I gotta say when I saw those wheels and that yellow wood chair my mind instantly attached a wheel on each side of of the chair. Faux wheel chair, lol love Amanda's shirt too.

  • Dina
    Dina Middletown, NJ
    on Feb 11, 2017

    Awesome Amanda! Your moveable feast tables are the best! Thanks for your video. I grew up in the 'holy city' of Brooklyn - now live at the jersey shore. But I sure do miss home - and the wonderful people like you who live there. Keep creating!

Inspired? Will you try this project? Let the author know!
="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="http://us-u.openx.net/w/1.0/pd?plm=10&ph=0ea65cc5-13cb-4632-9883-5e27ff514571" name="openx-pd" style="border: 0px; display: none;">