Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pallet Wood Projects For Eco Furniture

Many natural materials that we enjoy are not very sustainable. Wood is one example, while there are many sustainable forests that grow lumber for the building trade, when it comes to more exotic woods such as mahogany or teak, they are often plundered from forests.

And as the trees that make these beautiful woods take decades to grow, the wood becomes scarcer and items such as furniture that make use of these materials become increasingly expensive.

However, there are still methods of enjoying some of nature's most beautiful timber, crafted into furniture and furnishings without adding to the problems of sustainability.

Reclaimed timber

Reclaimed timber furniture is from wood that has come from a used source. Often this sort of wood has been standing in a building that has been demolished or has been rescued from objects such as boats or wine barrels.

Much of this reclaimed timber is used furniture as it allows a method of using some of the traditional woods that are so hard to come by now. Reclaimed timber furniture can be really decorative with materials such as reclaimed teak and mahogany producing some really nice furniture and furnishings.

Recycled Wood

There are other methods of recycling wood into furnishings and furniture as well. Drift wood and wood from such plentiful sources such as pallets can be used.

However, often these low grade woods are no good to be used as they are, as items such as pallets are manufactured using low grade wood. However, wood can be processed and turned into a moulded polymer which ca then be used to make all sorts of items from patio furniture to recycled wooden tables and chairs
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Save Money with DIY Projects

In today's economy every cost is raising but not our salaries. You still have to manage to get to the end of each month and also get things done. You try not to spend a lot when it comes to everything you buy.Some of these projects are not pretty - but all can help improve, or simplify your life in unique ways. These simple diy projects will help any home improvement hobbyist spend an evening or weekend doing what they love most - saving money, and having fun working on diy projects.


Saving is hard but can be achieved. Once you get used to saving, you realize it is not such a hard task. It takes time but it is worthwhile in the long run. Most of the time you think that by working more, taking another part time job will increase your earnings and profit. Not always this is the right way to go with. More work makes you spend more time outside the family. It makes you more tired and less wanting and being able to be with your family or do things that you enjoy. There is another way to turn things around and be more with your loved ones and enjoy your time.

Savings is the word. You can save a lot by doing things from scratch. It applies to cooking, baking or any other diy projects you wish to take on. By doing it yourself you save, you know what are the ingredients used, you know how everything is put together and most of all, you know is well done and to your best satisfaction.Almost everything you do by yourself is bringing you savings, hence profit. Just think how much it would have cost you to buy everything ready to go. At least double the amount. So, instead of spending that money, you saved it, it is still in your bank. It is a real profit. Also, diy projects can be done with all your family around, everything can participate, increasing the time spent together and having fun at the same time. It's a win-win situation. Everyone enjoys it and you save money for other projects.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Maximizing Pinterest for Diy Projects

The social media platform Pinterest is an incredible source for well, anything you'd ever want to know. With so many categories to browse through, you can easily spend hours perusing the website. I know I have spent more time than I'd be willing to admit pinning fashion ideas, hair, and beauty tips in my favorite area of all, DIY. If you haven't checked out the website already, be prepared to spare at least an hour of your time because it really is an endless treasure trove of inspiring things.

Hair and Beauty
Again, my favorite part of Pinterest is their DIY category and this certainly extends to areas of hair and beauty. I have never been too creative with my own hairstyles, but with step-by-step instructions at my fingertips, I figured why not give it a try? There are so many great tips, it's hard to find something that doesn't appeal to me. With Pinterest, everything that's there has already been pre-filtered by the members that post them to the site. This saves me so much time from scouring the Internet myself.

My favorite things to look at in hair and beauty are pins that aim at taking the mysticism out of seemingly hard to achieve looks. For instance, the hair bow, which I was able to recreate in a matter of minutes on the first try. Other favorites in these categories include ways to maintain your cosmetics and skincare products. The other day I just found a way to repair my broken compact powders and eye shadows by simply breaking it apart, adding alcohol and letting them dry.

Fashion
I have so many items on my to-do list of DIY fashion projects. In fact after discovering so many brilliant ideas on Pinterest, a friend of mine and I are planning to designate an entire day to crafting. One of my favorite ideas is to create your own studded garments, simply by gluing on the pieces yourself. I plan to do this with a pair of old shoes that could definitely use some updating. I myself have no skill whatsoever with a sewing machine, but for those of you that are, Pinterest has tons of posts on how to create your own stylish clothes.

I managed to preserve a favorite bra of mine that had it's under wire protruding from the side by using a really simple method. I used some strips of moleskin that I bought at the drugstore and applied them sparingly to the problem area. The strips have the same sort of texture and color that my bra has so it blended in well and did a great job of preventing any further damage (to me and my bra).

Health
I have found a ton of interesting tips to improve the health of my skin. Most of the things posted on the site are either free or very inexpensive, which I of course love. This includes an acne spot treatment and/or mask that consists of dissolved aspirin and water that supposedly reduces redness and swelling associated with acne as well as prevents any future outbreaks.
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