Friday, June 28, 2013
|This photo was on www. flowers.vg which allows use of free photos of plants|
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 12:11 AM
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Here are some beautiful vintage black and white photography that I had purchased on Etsy. These images are breath taking and I couldn't find a way to really part with them or reuse them in some collage.
|Landscape and river photo|
|River and dock|
|Vintage Beautiful overhead view of river|
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 6:32 PM
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 7:31 PM
I placed the seat back on the folding chair frame, then I left the brown color vinyl that was in tact for the back of the folding chair. I used a plain white vinyl shower curtain liner but there are vinyl shower curtains that have printed designs so cover both the seat and the back.
|Duct tape fixes a lot of things including folding chairs|
|Duct tape the corner|
|Duct tape the front corner|
|vinyl white curtain liner|
|Used vinyl white curtain liner to cover chair|
|Stapled the vinyl cover onto chair|
|Completed folding chair|
|Vinyl shower curtain liner covered chair|
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 4:59 PM
I love how they came out, they are great for closet or bathroom storage.
|Bronx 80s Bus map|
|Reuse old vintage maps don't throw them out|
|Recovered cardboard box with bus map|
|Cover those boxes up with old maps from anywhere|
|Love the NYC Bus design on this map|
|Added this Bronx map logo on other side|
|Kind of a blurry shot map box came out nice|
|Great bus map detail|
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 2:55 PM
I found this small metal computer part that had all of the computer internal connectors that are ribbon like, it had individual slots so I decided to paint it and use it as a letter holder and flyer ad rack for my desk.
|Computer part up cycled painted and used as letter/ad holder|
|Old internal computer desktop part recycled as ad holder|
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 2:07 PM
Sunday, June 23, 2013
When I decided to paint the living room a medium blue color and installed laminate wood flooring, the room lacked a punch of color and texture. I did not have money to purchase a rug so I had the 5 x 7 remnant piece in the backroom which I had cleaned and placed underneath the glass coffee table in the living room. I used a carpet remnant as an area rug.
It worked out great, the brown color of the carpet remnant looked nice with the blue walls and white slip covered furniture.
To add some color or print design to the carpet remnant, use a stencil and some fabric paint. Once the design is stenciled make sure carpet is dry before placing on floor. Wait about a week for the carpet to dry. Some paints take longer to completely dry depending on the amount of paint used and the humid climate.
If there is no money to purchase a rug or any other new accessory, look around your home. Items that have been stored in a closet or garage that hasn't been used in years, could work with updated décor. Sometimes items are forgotten when placed in storage in the home, repurpose these items to enhance home décor or provide a storage solution for living room.
If the main living area has too many furniture pieces reuse the extra item in a different room. By changing up some furniture pieces into different areas of the home; a new look is created without spending any money.
Posted by A.R. Cruz at 11:05 PM