Thursday, July 18, 2013

Radical Possibility - Projects Revisited

So I was going through my Reader Feedly this morning and saw two separate projects that reminded me of things I had worked on in the past, and wanted to share them with you as new ways to breathe life into old projects! While I don't know/think any of these bloggers know of my existence/created these projects based off things I had done (especially because some were made wellll before mine), its still cool to see someone have a really similar idea and how they executed it.

Because I almost always prefer sitting on my ass to being active, it never would have occured to me to make the picnic blanket into a fun game. This version is almost exactly the same process (read: super simple) but with an interactive result. 

Look at the top of Emily Henderson's shelf!! Black, thin geometric boxes! This makes me want to take mine down from the guest room ceiling and stack them on a shelf, all casual and cool and what not.

So, when I first started this blog I had a project one day where I made gold bookends by spray painting rocks from my backyard. I thought you guys were going to be like "What in the actual fuck is this??" and kick me off the internet. But not only did you let me keep sitting with you at lunch, but I saw these rocks on the cool kids table a year later!
R/P Version - DIY Gold Bookends

I painted my door edges one night in a restless "I can't afford to make any big changes, nor do I even know what I want to do" frenzy, and luckily I still like it a year later. For renters or commitment phobes, I saw this washi-tape version, which opens up a whole new realm of possibilities.
R/P Version - Color Pop Door Edge

Have you ever made anything from r/p? I'd love to see it, but in the meantime hopefully these cooler approaches to old projects will inspire some end of the week projects!

xo,
z

4 comments:

  1. Oh how cool! I haven't gotten a chance to try any of your projects yet, but I did take a page out of your book recently to do a knock-off of a $60 belt from Anthropologie for $5! You can check it out Here!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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    1. omg i looooooove that! it turned out so great!

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  2. Actually I just recreated your painted door edge as well with washi tape (and without seeing the other version)!
    I saw yours a few times on pinterest and loved it, but knew I couldn't paint here in my rented apartment, so washi tape was the solution.

    Here it is if you like to see :)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

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    1. that looks amazing! haha i think i almost prefer the washi tape because it has such clean edges!

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