Blog Posts - Green Design



Upcycle Leftover Sets of Notecards, to Create Useful, All-Occasion Cards

We've all got them. Maybe they're stuffed in a drawer somewhere, maybe they're up in a closet, or maybe they're in the "donate" box in the mud room.  Every thrift store has them, too. They are the (often unopened) event specific thank-you...
by House Revivals on Sep 6, 2016

Our New Beach House Cats

We adopted two cats this summer. I was scrolling through our local Nextdoor forum, and noticed that someone was looking for a home for their cats, as they were soon to be moving. I was a little shocked, at first, after all, who leaves their cats when...
by House Revivals on Aug 16, 2016

Working on the Beach House Path

It's been quite a while since I posted any beach house updates. We continue to plug along with projects, but we try to balance work weekends with resting weekends and entertaining weekends. Each year we improve the beach path a little bit more.
by House Revivals on Aug 9, 2016

DIY Patchwork Rugs for Cheap!

We own some boat slips in our condo marina. Along with the slips, there is a condominium clubhouse in the adjacent building that is jointly owned by all the moorage owners. It's basically just a giant concrete room. A few years ago, a sump pump t...
by House Revivals on Jul 16, 2016

How to Weave a Pretty Seat

I popped into a Goodwill the other day and found the cutest little bench -- that is, it could have been cute. If it had a seat. My husband has a running joke about my love affair with "broken chairs". We've moved broken chairs half-way...
by House Revivals on Mar 25, 2016

How to Weave a Seat

I popped into a Goodwill the other day and found the cutest little bench -- that is, it could have been cute. If it had a seat. My husband has a running joke about my love affair with "broken chairs". We've moved broken chairs half-way...
by House Revivals on Mar 25, 2016

How to Decorate When You're Broke

We've all been there. We want to freshen up our homes, but our home decor budget is non-existent. Here are some ideas that you can use to decorate your home when you're broke. Do you have some old books laying around?  If you don't, your local...
by House Revivals on Mar 3, 2016

A clever way to add a view to your (bath)room

If you wish to have a window in the bathroom, but that is technically not possible, a simple solution is easily available: using a Wall Mural. There are a lot of choices on the market and especially... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Trendoffice on Mar 2, 2016

11 Easy Art Projects Anyone Can Do

Do you ever look at art and think "I could never do that"?  I promise, the ability to do art is not exclusive to people with fancy degrees are exceptional talent. Sometimes all you need is to just. get. started. You don't need fancy or exp...
by House Revivals on Feb 23, 2016

Greener Living, One Parking Lot At A Time 

Facility Executive Magazine A parking lot at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn campus in New York City is the site of a green infrastructure project that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and keep nearby plants lush and green. G...
by FacilityBlog on Nov 17, 2015

DIY Wood Candelabra: High Style at Low Cost

A stylish candelabra is a functional centerpiece that doesn’t have to cost a bundle. This DIY version in wood is an easily constructed project that can be can be a conversation piece as well as a useful accessory. This particular wood candela...
by Home decoration on Sep 14, 2015

Healthy Home :: Easy Indoor Plants

As I mentioned in the Rue article, plants are an essential element of home decor. House plants bring the outside in, add a splash of color and texture, but most importantly create healthy homes. These all natural air purifiers not only give off oxyge...
by Simplified Bee on Jul 30, 2015

Craft Storage From Altered Tins

I love a good upcycling project, and these upcycled Altoids tins are no exception. I have some lovely sets of Melody Ross debossing tools, but while the alphabets and numbers came in beautiful tins, some of the smaller sets came in blister packs...
by House Revivals on Jun 2, 2015

Timeless bathroom luxury

stylepark.com -   “Schloss Elmau Retreat”   “Axor Citterio”  A grteat way to let natural light in the bathroom! Add to Flipboard Magazine. Beautiful,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visi...
by Trendoffice on Mar 26, 2015

GÉKOLO :: GUATEMALA EN PAPEL

Me encanta como cada vez mas miramos diseños innovadores en nuestros países. Ya es hora de darle un giro moderno a nuestras tradiciones y compartir lo lindo de Latino-América con el mundo! Hoy les...
by El Chiltepe on Mar 2, 2015

How to Decorate With Zinc

Don't you just love an old-fashioned kitchen work table with a zinc top? Zinc can feel charming or industrial -- or even a little bit of both! You may feel like zinc is out of your price range, but you can add zinc accents to your space on a...
by House Revivals on Feb 28, 2015

How to Make Pretty Jewelry From Paper Scraps

The other day I had a bunch of tiny paper scraps strewn around my dining table. The paper was left over from the Chinese New Year wreath project, and from the Chinese Paper Lantern project. The paper scraps consisted of handmade papers, colorful...
by House Revivals on Feb 24, 2015

Getting Shelves In the Studio Attic!

We've been hard at work on the Attic of Shame. My husband and I spent an entire weekend assembling shelves, then we did it again last weekend. For each shelving unit, I had to go into the attic and clear the space for that unit, so all the heavy...
by House Revivals on Feb 21, 2015

Make Beautiful Jewelry From the Hardware Store!

You can create beautiful things using humble supplies. Craft stores are amazing, but we don't always have the time or extra cash to shop there, and sometimes we don't live anywhere near a craft supply store. Other times, we just want to create someth...
by House Revivals on Jan 26, 2015

2015 Stash Busting Projects

Do you ever feel like your stash of supplies is getting out of control?  Finding that balance between having a "palette" to work with on creative projects and becoming a hoarder can be a little tricky! Every now and then, we need to ta...
by House Revivals on Jan 22, 2015


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