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5/13/2009

Trashion at Home - oddartist

Introducing a new series- Trashion at Home. We will focus on team members who have used trashion ideas in their home decor and functionality.
The first entry comes from Rhonda from oddartist.

Well, I have been remodeling my kitchen in spurts over the past year. I initially just painted my fugly cabinets white and made drawer pulls and cabinet handles from teaspoons. Then I ran across a box of tiles I had purchased at a yard sale and dragged through 4 moves and tiled the countertop. I then added an 'island' I found on Craigslist.


Now I have more fugly cabinets my neighbors ripped out when they remodeled (and spent $1500 on Ikea cabinets) that I will soon be painting white to match mine (they must have been made by the same cheepo-person who used the same plans and plywood for both homes), and more teaspoons to add as hardware.

The best part is yet to come! Once I have the 'new' fugly cabinets in and move the stove out of the corner, I will be using old wood flooring glued together and sanded for butcherblock countertops, and will be upcycling all the CDs I can get my hands on as a 'Melted Media' (see examples in my shop) mosaic backsplash.



Here are current before-and-after pics. I will send photos of updates as they are completed. And I'm accepting donations of used CDs too - I'll send a pair of Melted Media earrings for each lot of 100 donated CDs - I'm especially interested in home-recorded CDs that are either colored (blue, green, red, yellow, etc.) or the nice greenish tint - not silver. Memorex discs are usually that pale greenish color. Convo me at oddartist if you want to contribute CDs.
Be sure to visit oddartist.



Please consider sharing your Home Trashion stories - email to fisheyeaccess@gmail.com.
Thanks,
Lori

3 comments:

Melinda said...

It's looking great! You remind me that I to have a box of tiles (cobalt and orange) from a neighbor who didn't like the look in her kitchen and stripped them out. I am not a big fan of my cheapo kitchen and have been considering painting the cabinets and redoing the floor to cheer it up a bit. But now I'm pondering uses for those tiles I'd forgotten about....

Erin said...

those spoon handles are one of the best and coolest things I've seen . . . I just want to run to the Goodwill buy a heap spoons and start bendin' . . . great great idea.

Erika said...

Spoons...terrific idea. I have some random silver spoons I've collected from thrift stores and have been wondering what to do with them.

I love making my home a personal space by adding details like these. Thanks for this creative blog!