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3 Ways to Repurpose An Antique Sewing Machine Base

If you happen to be a "Big Easy" local, or are just visiting, you may want to check out our pick of the day: an antique Singer treadle sewing machine base, listed for just $50 by the Preservation Salvage Store. At first glance, it doesn't look like much.

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Get Steampunk'd!

Since the 1980s there has existed an "ahead-of-its-time" design style and aesthetic that fuses Victorian era England with Sci-Fi fantasy called Steampunk. The juxtaposing of techno-mechanical elements with the repurposing, upcycling, and reusing

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Book Review & Giveaway: Salvage Secrets You'll Want to Tell Everyone About

Caked on dirt, cob webbed covered, rusted, scratched, dusty...and fabulous! That's what veteran and designer Joanne Palmisano shows us in her new book, Salvage Secrets:Transforming Reclaimed Materials Into Design Concepts. When I first received a copy of this book

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Small Kitchen Renovation Makes Big Impact

The 30's and 40's was a very interesting time in home design. Beautiful details, awesome wood floors, cute nooks and built-in crannies, but the kitchens were another thing. Ugh. They were small, inefficient, had zero counter space, and were often kind of dull and uninviting

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Room of the Day: A Bicycle Built for Bathrooms

If you follow the design philosophy that every room should contain at least one whimsical element, then today's "Room of the Day" sure ticks that box. This French inspired "bicycle bathroom" takes recycling to a literal level, adding humorous function like a basket perfect for towels,

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Video: Houses As Small As A Closet

For years now, technology has allowed engineers to design devices small enough to fit on the head of a pin. I suppose, the smaller the better, right? Well, Tumbleweed home builder, Jay Shafer must have been inspired by this line of thinking, because for the past 14 years he has made it his mission to construct and inhabit

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A Delicacy of Indoor/Outdoor Pools

"Marco!" "Polo!" "Marco!" "Polo!" The echoey sounds of childhood pool games are just beginning to fade as summer gets sleepy, stretching and yawning with the coming of fall.

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Whoville-Style Musical Wall

Cindy-Lou Who would have jumped for joy at the site of this "Suess-esque" wall of metal drainage tubing, funnels, and water-traps, especially because when it rains, and you listen very carefully, you can make out the faint and musical tones of water hitting tin.

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What Renovations Have the Best Resale Value?

Who doesn't love a "head's up" when it comes to saving money? Our friends at eLocal.com share a very helpful quick-guide infographic illustrating what renovations have the best resale value, and how we can and should be