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10 quirky ways to reuse old or leftover tiles
Reusing your old tiles is a great way to save money, give the tiles you love a second chance and provide yourself with a fun new hobby. If you’re looking to transform the look of your bathroom or kitchen by changing the tiling, keep in mind the crafty potential of the old tiles you're thinking of chucking. You’ll often end up with spares after a tiling job and, with old tiles, once you’ve removed the mortar from the backs of them, you’re free to use them in whatever way you wish, ..
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5 Easy Ways to Re-purpose and Reuse Old Furniture! by Julie Austin
5 Easy Ways to Re-purpose and Reuse Old Furniture! Recycling Drawers: You have a dresser that is at the end of its usefulness; however, if the drawers are still in good condition, you're in good fortune! With a little innovation, you'll discover loads of approaches to reuse old drawers. Add plug board to the drawer and hang it on the divider for a cool release board. Change over that old drawer into an excellent bloom box. A little drawer makes for a pleasant bookshelf and l..
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Why Shop Green
Why Shop Green
Posted on 09/08/2015
At Artfully Reimagined we’ve made a conscious commitment to support repurposed artisans who are deeply committed to helping the planet. Products purchased from our e-commerce site not only make a statement while making an impact, they also help reduce our carbon footprint. Browse our collections today to see what’s new in our extraordinary collections of “green” artwork, home furnishings, jewelry, fashion accessories and more.   #shopgreen ..
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How to Paint Anything in your Home By Dinah Wulf
We're very happy to share some of our sources of inspiration. Here's a link to an article written by DIY expert, Dinah Wulf creator of DIY Inspired. In this fully illustrated article, Dinah explains how to update furniture and household items you already have! She shares tips and tricks for painting almost anything in your home. Dinah is a noted blogger and DIY authority. Sign up on Facebook to subscribe to her daily and inspiring tips. Paint Anything In Your Home. ..
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Green Tips for Every Room in the House
As it turns out, it can be easy being green. There’s an eco alternative for almost every toxic or energy-inefficient element in your home, and in many instances, creating a greener home will add some extra green to your wallet. Follow these floor-to-ceiling tips for creating an environmentally friendly living space. The Design Consider bamboo. If you have the option to do some serious redecorating and you like the look of hardwood flooring, bamboo is a great option. Bamboo grows at ..
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From Upcycling to Zero Waste
From Upcycling to Zero Waste
Posted on 03/24/2015
You can find examples of the use of found objects in art throughout the 20th century. However, giving a second life to unwanted items – the concept called upcycling – is a term that came into being in the mid-1990s.* An increased awareness of environmental responsibility has furthered the movement, and we are very proud to be part of that. But what is rising now is an even more challenging concept called zero waste. Simply put, zero waste calls for a prosperous and inclusive future w..
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What does “repurpose” mean? And, what does it have to do with art?
There are many different words that help to describe what it means to repurpose. Upcycle, reinvent, recreate, reimagine, recycle – are but a few more widely used terms. Simply put, repurpose means to modify an item for a new use or use an item in a new way. Reinventing ordinary items and materials into beautiful works of art is a bit more challenging. Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol were early influencers in the way their works regarded everyday objects. With the green movement seeping i..
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The Fourth R
The Fourth R
Posted on 09/30/2014
You may be familiar with the three Rs of waste management: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. You are likely aware that you can reduce your carbon footprint by shopping carefully to avoid disposable products. You know that recycling is what happens when you separate your paper from your plastic and send it off to recycling center where the material is broken down to be turned into something new. And, reusing occurs when you opt to bring a reusable mug to the coffee shop, line trashcans w..
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American Recycle Artist: Angela Mosera
American recycle artist, Angela Mosera, creates works of art from antique broken watches, mini boxes and hand crafted wine boxes. She has been inspired by the vintage box bags by Enid Collins and has thus expanded her horizon into creating box purses while also designing one-of-a-kind jewelry. Angela uses her works of art as her way to give back to the community and the environment. Angela upcycles the watch pieces into necklaces, earrings, cuff links, wine charms and..
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Shed Some Light on Your Artwork
Shed Some Light on Your Artwork
Posted on 09/03/2013
You’ve filled your home with beautiful art. But have you taken the time to make sure it’s lit correctly to help bring it to its full viewing potential? Recessed lighting fixtures built into the ceilings of your home can provide the subtle light needed to bring out the beauty of your art, but they aren’t always located where you want to showcase a particular piece. Picture lights provide an easy solution. These fixtures attach to the top of a frame and are available in cordless model..
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Furniture Craftsman Makes a Statement
Talented home accessory and furniture craftsman, Dennis Miller, has a passion and commitment to operate an eco-friendly business while also making a difference in his community. He diligently combs local Habitat for Humanity ReStores for potential high quality materials that can be transformed into functional repurposed works. The end result of his efforts are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that run the gamut from vintage door knob wine stoppers to Mason jar chandeliers to antique door headboar..
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164 Ballet Pointe Shoes Make for an Artful Installation
Creative repurposing and artfully reimaged projects continue to inspire us. And the “Ballet Shoe Project” is yet another story that caught our attention. Over the years the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina, had accumulated quite a collection of ballet shoes that had never been worn, but because of their age weren’t usable by dancers. Twenty nine artists collected the 164 retired shoes and set about decorating them for what will become the 18’ x 13 ½’ permanent i..
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