These are some of the things I like :)
Using pennies / cents for wall / floor decoration...
I have loads of 1c and 2c coins which are no longer in circulation. Reckon I've finally found a use for them...!
Using wooden pallets...
... old corks...
... jars as herb planters in a kitchen...
|I worry about the drainage in this one though.|
Reckon it would probably be better for holding
things (such as pens / pencils, or kitchen
utensils, such as wooden spoons, whisks, etc)
off the working surface of your kitchen
... more wooden pallets...
|I think this looks stunning - a table with|
loads of character :) If you slide a piece
of glass on the supports below, you
have a storage shelf which is removable if,
and when, it gets dusty :)
|A nice idea using wooden pallets to cover|
a wall on the hotter side of your house
|If you attached some chicken wire|
to this and applied a cob mixture (clay, straw,
lime and water) layer, you'd have a pretty
nifty, warm and insulated extra room
or even a chicken coop :)
... PET bottles and plastic tubs as self-watering mini greenhouses...
... bricks as a planter wall...
|(not too sure how the sand would remain|
inside the suspended bricks?)
... bottles for bookshelves...
... an old rake as a glass holder...
... and a drum from a washing machine as a hanging light shade...
|Guess this ceiling mounting must be quite substantial :)|
Lastly, I found the following three images on other sites (can't remember which ones though) - and love the concepts :)
Using guttering to grow lettuce, flowers, whatever...
|These could be watered using porous pipe LOL|
But, I love this one most of all - in fact, I use the concept in our (town) house to "hide" important things from intruders.
A book in a bookshelf can be more than a book if you hollow out the inside and use that space to store something precious.
Not many intruders take the time to remove the books from a bookshelf - they are more interested in the "quick, grab and escape" items. And, obviously, you wouldn't keep your most precious items there - those you would leave in a more secure hiding place :) Or would you...?
Being held up by an individual armed with a knife or gun, who says: "Where is your safe - open it" - reckon you're going to do as he says.
But, is he going to ask you which book isn't a book...?
I love all those clever people out there who make me think laterally :)