Whether you’re renovating your kitchen or bath, or looking to add built-ins to a reading nook or media room, you can make environmentally-friendly choices when it comes to cabinetry. Not only are these choices better for the planet, but they’re also better for your health. Eco-friendly options for cabinetry include: FSC certified wood: The Forest […]
Some innovative artists know the value in discarded metal, tools, trampoline frames & springs, bike & automobile parts and everyday items. They re-purpose such materials and create amazing works of art, some FUNctional, some purely decorative. These ingenious artists turn their ideas, or your commissions, into unique metal garden art in many styles and sizes.
If you’re looking to add a special piece of furniture to your home that will add instant character, consider those made with reclaimed wood salvaged from old buildings and barns. Rich with an aged patina that is lacking in new wood furniture, these renewed solid wood furnishings are stable and strong and will likely last […]
With astonishing creativity, old sports equipment is being transformed into fantastic indoor and outdoor furniture. From tennis balls and baseball bats to bike parts and ping pong balls, these seemingly used-up sporting goods are reappearing as new benches, chairs, tables, even lighting! Recycling at its best! See my earlier post about playful outdoor furniture made […]
‘Tis the season to enjoy al fresco dining, but first you might need to re-stain your deck or patio furniture to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the wood. If water doesn’t bead up on the surface, it’s time to protect it from the elements to ensure it’ll last a long time. Opt for […]
The rich, warm hues of wood furniture lend a timeless appeal to any outdoor space, but what makes it eco-chic? It should be beautiful and stylish, but also made of sustainably harvested or reclaimed wood. Unscrupulous logging companies and governments, as well as illegal harvesters, are destroying tropical forests around the globe, leaving behind a […]
Many manufacturers, large and small, are jumping on the green bandwagon and producing upholstered furniture with more than just style and your comfort in mind. The following companies adhere to sustainable practices, use eco-friendly materials and most manufacture their furnishings here in the USA. So, whether you’re looking for new living room furniture with clean […]
Hardwood floors are not only very appealing, but they are durable, easy-to-clean and long-lasting. Whether you need new flooring for a historic property or a new build, hardwood flooring is a great option for many rooms in your home. The best flooring is made from sustainably-harvested woods with finishes that won’t compromise indoor air quality. […]
If you’re replacing your old windows with new energy-efficient ones, don’t throw them away! You can donate them to architectural salvage yards or use them for new projects. I’ve compiled a list of amazing things you can do with them that will add instant character to your home.
I have been amazed by the array of recycled glass objects (vases, pitchers, wall art, ornaments, home accessories, cheese plates, sculptures, lighting, even jewelry) that look like beautiful pieces of art. Sometimes the new objects retain the character of the original glass bottles, while other times, the glass has been melted down to reveal completely […]keep looking »