This might seem super obvious, but I regularly throw the whole family's toothbrushes in the dishwasher when anyone comes down with a cold. It also extends the life of a toothbrush in decent condition not to have to throw it away just because it is unsanitary.
14 Home Hacks for Your Dishwasher | Apartment Therapy Unplggd
|7/8/10 10:23 AM|
I believe that is actually a vertical book shelf, with very thin steel shelves so that books are only stacked 5 or so to a shelf giving the impression of a tall pile. You have to admit there is a lot of library going on in a very small footprint.
Living With Books: Fitting a Library In Anywhere at Home House Tour Roundup | Apartment Therapy Chicago
|5/23/10 7:51 PM|
I once used drawer glides to hang a larger mirror over the lame plastic medicine cabinet in my apartment. I would just slide the mirror over to access the cabinet. A friend of mine recently used the same idea to hang a favorite painting to hide the recess in the drywall he created to hide the flat screen. It helps to use drawer glides that have the self stop feature. I saw a similar thing done with a large scale painting over a fireplace that utilized those hydraulic opener thingys used to open and close the hatch of a station wagon that they purchased at an automotive shop. In this case the painting lifted up like an awning.
Maison Martin Margiela's New Way To Hang Art | Apartment Therapy Boston
|5/16/10 9:06 PM|
I have done this with several pieces. I can't bear to see usable stuff go in the trash. I was given a beautiful danish modern double dresser with 4 drawers on each side. Two of the drawers were dropped out of a moving truck and destroyed. I gutted one side and had a wood shop cut two solid wood doors for the opening and used hidden hinges to attach them on the inside and reused the matching drawer pulls. I added adjustable shelving tracks, shelves, a power strip, and drilled ventilation holes in the back. I now use it as a TV stand to house all of our electronics on the door side and dvds and game controllers on the drawer side. We can convert the living room into family Guitar Hero mode in a blink without all the gizmo clutter, YEAH! I did a similar thing with a dumpster dresser in the office only I added an aluminum sliding track and two sliding doors to create an office storage credenza. I reused some sturdy drawers from a broken dresser and built a super-simple plywood box that I clear coated and added recycled casters and modern stainless drawer pulls to create a rolling storage cart for my printer and art supplies. I love the contrast between the chipping distressed paint on the drawers, and the well used casters and the clean detail of the birch plywood, and stainless steel. I figure hey, if it's free I don't mind spending a few dollars rehabbing something to keep it out of the landfill and you will end up with something that is more useful and will last longer than anything you could buy at a big-box store.
No Drawer? No Problem! | Apartment Therapy Boston
|5/16/10 5:40 PM|