Do you like to upcycle your old candle jars, mason jars, glass bottles or food cans? I know I do and some of my favorite ones to upcycle are the 3-wick jars from BBW. Here are some of the ways I like to reuse them around my home.
Garden furniture can be very expensive and here's a simple idea on how to make free or almost free garden loungers using simple pallets.
I used 5 pallets and some wood scraps to make these two and that part was free. If you want to paint or add cushions (recommended!) that will be extra but all in all this cost me $10 for the red paint and that's it!
The basic idea of how to make these is to take two pallets of the same rectangular shape and stack them on top of each other, do the same with the second lounge chair. Then take the last pallet, divide it in half and add some wood scraps to construct two backrests that you attach to the stacked pallets with two screws. Minimal sanding and some paint and you're done.
I must warn you that the idea is simple but deconstructing the 5th pallet is pretty hard physical work but can be made easier if you have the proper tools and/or a muscular guy to help :)
Check out my blog for more photos and detailed instructions on how I went about it:
We have a tiny little "Galley" style kitchen with a horrible scuffed up vinyl floor that it shares with our pantry/laundry room. No matter how clean it is - it always looks dirty. Like
most kitchens, it gets a lot of foot traffic. We're planning on painting the cabinets first. Mostly, we're worried about how durable a painted vinyl floor will be. What is the best: way to prep the floor, which primer, type of paint and finish? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Commented on Jun 07, 2012
Thanks for all of the answers and advice. I will calculate the cost and work prior to
getting started .I'm in the investigation phase of it still.