My mother in law brought me this piece as a challenge. Check out the before and after photos. It's amazing what a little love and attention can do to an abandoned piece of furniture.
This is an upcycled box....it has been transformed into this crazy creature by my brother in law the carpenter.
He hand carved the feet and the teeth...then covered the box with fur.
How crazy cool is this thing?
Absolutely perfect for halloween.....
This is a brand new item made from used materials...and that's what I call "upcycling."
Posted by Michelle
Heading Back to School
If your feeling a bit overwhelmed by the new school year, try to remember that this too shall pass.
It is a right of passage, and millions of students have been through this....and so will you!
Try your best to enjoy yourself at school...learning new things can be exciting and life altering.
Let this school year be the best
The Best MC Hammer Cover EVER!
Check out Sam Westphalen performing Mc Hammer's classic "U Can't Touch This."
Sam studies music at the Australian Institute of Music.
Painting Old Mirrors..Fun Fun Fun!
I love to hunt through yard sales, craigslist, and thrift stores looking for funky old mirrors that people have discarded.
Why...you may ask?
Well...with a little bit of work and a vibrant can of paint you can make them awesome!
Check out these refurbished mirrors....then check back often for our new shop.
Yes...we are working hard here at Cool Like Pie to bring our upcycled, recycled, and refurbished products to our loyal Cool Like Pie fans.
Posted by Michelle
"The Safest Wall" in Seoul, South Korea
This fence is located at Namsan Tower, which is a giant observation tower at the highest point in the city.
This place has become a place where young couples who are madly and deeply in love come to express their commitment to one another.
Couples lock two padlocks together on the fence and then throw away the key...how cute it that?
Umm....I wonder what you do when if it doesn't work out.
During WWII, American servicemen began spreading this doodle with the words "Kilroy was here" all across Europe and Japan.
This tag became extremely popular and soldiers did their duty to draw it everywhere they went.
In 1946, in an effort to find the real Kilroy, the American Transit Association determined that this drawing originated with James Kilroy from Massachusetts.
James worked in a shipyard during the war and, according to the legend, was in charge of counting rivets.
James carried with him a piece of chalk to help him keep a proper count.
He began to mark the ship with "Kilroy was here" to prevent the other workers from erasing his chalk marks.
After a while he added the little doodle and thus an icon was born.
When the ships were completed they were immediately filled with soldiers and sent overseas.
So...one of the first things the soldiers saw when they left the mainland was this image.
The Hanger Hammock
British artist Joshua Notley created this super cool hammock using previously used materials.
I'm not sure how comfortable it is to take a nap in but add a cushion and this is one of the best projects I've ever seen using old hangers.
What could you design using used materials found around your house?