Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rupert McKelvie’s Missing Pieces Table

Except of furniture renovation and all other handmade I love putting together jigsaw puzzles. Today I found my twin soul who loves furniture and puzzles as much as I do - Rupert McKelvie. He is a British designer mostly working on furniture design and other home decor.
Once upon a time he had jigsaw puzzle set with missing parts, so he decided create something useful and complete from these pieces. I believe it took a lot of time to put this puzzle-table. There are 4800 pieces from Arc de Triomphe, Winnie the Pooh, night sky and Taj Mahal puzzles.
Rupert McKelvie says "I was all too aware of the frustration of nearing the end and realizing there were ‘missing pieces’. It became something that would never see completion". So as we can see some times frustration can easily transform to inspiration. 
I have put puzzle with train into the box long time ago because I lost a lot of pieces, so now I am thinking to create something like this awesome table :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cupboard Door-Gone-Art Desk

Author of this idea is Autie. She invented and created these funny and useful tables from real junk.
Детский стол для творчества 
Guess what is the source for these tables? Doors from old cabinets. Kids love art and their own craft table inspires them to do more and more. Children can seat on the floor and draw because of short table stands. Table top that can be opened is another great idea. That gives you space for paper, pencils and other crafts. 
As I mentioned before for creating such kid table you need doors, stands, paint, base, sand paper, screws, drill and everything you think will be useful for decorating.
Детский стол для творчества
First step is sanding of doors, you should remove old paint and/or finish. Clean up the door. Attach stands. If there are no door hinges you should attach them too. Now it's time to decorate. You can do whatever you want, for example you can use decoupage as Autie did.
Step by step instruction  and more pictures can be found here This web page contains huge amount of all kind of handmade and decorating. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Palette and brushes earrings

Usually I don't post jewelry. I like handmade jewelry a lot and many many really cool earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces can be found on Internet but there are a lot of another blogs about all this things. Actually more than half of my jewelry is handmade but here I would like to post only one my set. I just got it from Kiev
They are COOL. When I've first seen them I said I must have it. I didn't even care what it was. First I thought that it's a pendant :) But who cares what it if it's so cute. Not only my eyes like them, my ears also like these earrings because earrings hooks are silver, not metal. I'm allergic to metal so I am really glad to have such a creative jewelry made from high quality materials.
The author of these art-earrings is Julia, she lives in Kiev, Ukraine and her earrings make me want them all. They are one of the kind and I've never seen something like this.
These earrings I also just love
So eventually this post is also about furniture:)
More Julia's art creations can be found on her web page or in her LJ blog All her works are simply beautiful.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Furniture for car lovers

All my previous entries were some kind of "girly". This post for men. I am sure the heart of each man will be touched by this furniture. Actually my heart is broken too. What men love so much? Almost so much like a girls? Cars. I believe most of them will be even glad to sleep in their beloved cars and .. now they have such opportunity. This sofa is designed especially for car fans:
There are two young designers from Poland - Andrzej Sapierzynski and Lukasz Siodmok. And they are geniuses. Do you know a boy who does not want such armchair? Do you know anybody at all who can stay calm when see it? Probably I am overreacting but I always do when I find something breathtaking.
For such sofa and armchair you definitely need some special coffee table
Amazing. That's all I can say. And this is not everything that they can do with cars and furniture. These guys designed office desks and standing lamps and can do custom design for you. There is even a picture on their web-page with some explanation how they create such things. So if you liked it and want to find out more go to

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some amazing clocks from some really old(odd??) stuff

I met a wonderful and creative person just couple days ago. Her name is Olga. She loves to create beautiful things from some old junk stuff. Mostly her art creations are made in steampunk style. For example these earrings
But I just LOVED her clocks. They are amazing. Just take a look at this one made from ... an old chair:
I believe every artist would like to have such piece of art in his/her studio. These clocks are inspiring to create more and more beautiful things.
The next one - has nothing glamorous, even name. These clocks are named "Antiglamour". They made from vintage clock parts, vintage frame, suit-case wheels, chain....
And the last one I really love - "Cuckoo clock". Vintage door, vintage clock parts, bakelite bird, old key.. what is the common for all these things? Almost nothing except all of them together are really rare and gorgeous kind of clock. 
I liked and posted these three clocks because I have never seen such clocks, they are just mind-blowing and one of a kind. And they fit the format of my blog just perfect. There are more Olga's art at her personal web-page They are also beautiful, I really recommend to take a look.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Old fence = Home Decor for 4th of July

I have seen this piece of home decor during my trip to Wellsboro, PA. It was shown in antique shop window. I like the idea and I believe it's not a problem to do such flag to decor home before 4th of July. We need piece  of fence and blue, green and white acrylic paints. Now I am thinking about where to find piece of fence :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

All six: Meadow wine glass set

Last post about my glasses:) I promise. Just some pictures of all six together. To see pictures of each one click here


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Knitted wallpaper

One more knitting idea for those  who love knitting more than anything else: knitted wallpaper. It looks really psychedelic but cozy. I am not sure that I can or/and want to live in such interior. This idea can be great for rooms where you don't spend a lot of time.

If you are real fan of knitting you can start making these wallpapers and in a one-five years you'll have a new look  for your room :) But if you just love these wallpaper you can by them here They look really realistic, nobody feels the difference before touching it.
Pictures source

Monday, June 6, 2011

Old Chair

Ok, the rule is working: if I found something interesting, like a chair, I'll find couple more amazing chairs:) If you have old chair like this, you can throw it  into the garbage
 or you can do something like this:
 LiveJournal user amazonka-city has chosen second way and got a wonderful chair:

If you liked this chair you can find more works of amazonka-city here

Friday, June 3, 2011

Cut Chair from Peter Bristol

This chair looks just unbelievable. The most crazy thing that you can sit on it. The plate under carpet makes this chair stable and safe to sit, stand or anything else you can do with chair
This unique and mind-blowing piece of furniture was designed by Peter Bristol, you can find more pictures of this chair and other amazing inventions in design by visiting his web-page

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wine glass 6 - Pansies

I did it. I almost done with my glass set, at least I done with painting all glasses. I just need couple days to let last one to dry to be able to cover all set with finish. Then couple more days and I should give them back to my friend. Actually I am a little bit late - it's supposed to be Christmas gift. But later is better than never:)
I started to paint them in the middle of February and it took more than 3 months to paint them all. Of course I have not painted them all the time, I have vacations and tight schedule at work, etc. But it's a lot of time anyway.
Here is the last one - Pansies:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Amazing handmade folding-screens

Whether the folding-screens are furniture? I have never thought about it... But anyway, I found couple perfect handmade examples of it in Svetlana Fadeeva blog
This one is named "Corset". Vintage pictures and lacing are really stylish and of course require the room to place it to be stylish. 
 One more in vintage style, this one is my favorite:
Next one is for Great Britain fans, traditional for this country patterns, famous phone bots make your interior elegant and British (don't forget to speak with accent when you buy it to make your interior and you look consistent :)).
These folding-screens and a lot of other handmade treasures you can found in Svetlana's handmade shop.