My collection of vintage china is growing at a concerning rate. I’m addicted to scouring flea markets for the finest porcelain and snatching up affordably priced mismatched sets online. But honestly, what is one to do with all those saucers, tea cups and dinner plates?! When I saw Melanie Rose‘s upcycled vintage plates in London last summer, I was instantly inspired to DIY my own. No ifs, ands or bugs. And now finally, after some trail and error, I’ve finally narrowed down the proper materials and mastered the right technique. Thank goodness for all those spare plates!
How to: Make a Modern, Space-Saving Vertical Vegetable Garden
This modern, modular garden project works well in any space. Because it uses wood containers, you don't have to worry about the quality of your existing soil, and they can sit on any surface: grass, concrete, gravel or even a wooden deck. The garden's vertical orientation lets you grow a whole bunch of veggies, herbs, and flowers in a tiny footprint.The boxes are customizable to fit your space - all you need is solid wall or fence to attach the structure to, and you can put this guy anywhere.
Tools and Materials: Miter or circular sawCordless drill and 1⁄8 inch drill bitStaple gun and 1/2 electric cord staplesHammerTape measureGlovesSafety glasses and dust maskPencilScissorsTin snips or cutting pliers3x 8' long cedar 1x8s4x 8' long cedar 1x3s16x 8' long cedar 1x2s1 roll of wire hardware cloth, 1/2" gap1 roll weed blocker fabric Building the Boxes:
I built my project out of "one-by" cedar…
My favorite craft projects are those that take something mundane, utilitarian or used up and transform it into something beautiful. Well, my friends, it doesn’t get much more ordinary than popsicle sticks. I’m guessing most of us haven’t given them much thought since about third grade. But that is going to change today with these DIY honeycomb shelves. (PS. This project is an extension of my super easy popsicle stick hexagon shelf!)
There are just certain DIY projects that make me overflow with joy. This is one of them. It’s super affordable–like less than $10 for the entire set of honeycomb shelves. It’s very doable, even for those who don’t sleep with their glue gun next to them at night. And most of all, it just looks freaking awesome and oh so mid-century-modern-Mad-Men-ish up on the wall.
Don’t you want an entire wall of these?! Perhaps I’ll make our bedroom into one big wooden honeycomb beehive!
Last week, I explained how to make single hexagon shelves. I love how these add d…