Furniture

12 Strangest Objects You Can Turn into Apartment Furniture

Some DIY projects are “obvious”. You can obviously change the colour of that table you like so much, for instance. However, there are other DIY projects that are a bit more original and unexpected. Here are 12 examples.

1. Wine bottles

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Your used wine bottles can have a second life as part of an original chandelier.

2. British telephone box

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This one – turning a traditional British telephone box into a sofa – is not exactly easy to do by yourself, but it is a great idea anyway.

3. Unicycle

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Stabilizing them is obviously mandatory, but once you do that you can have safe and original bar stools made from unicycles.

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Some Classic Home Decoration Inspiration

When you\’re in the line of work I\’m in, it is easy to lose yourself in the vast hinterlands of the internet dedicated to interior design. In the past, word of mouth, showrooms, magazines and the unique quirks of your own imagination were your research materials, though with the advent of the web your opportunities for inspiration were multiplied by a factor of, well, one of those numbers whose numbers stretch right off towards the horizon!

Now, this wealth of choice is of course an opportunity. However, you should be aware that is is also a hindrance, much like trying to pick an individual snowflake out while in a blizzard. What is helpful is when someone goes out of their way to sift this riverbed for you,

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Choosing the perfect sofa for your apartment

Most people think that having a sofa in a small apartment just isn\’t possible, but nothing could be further from the truth. Shopping for a sofa or any piece of furniture for a small flat just takes a little extra planning and consideration, but it is possible to find the perfect piece.

As the quest for the perfect sofa continues, consider these suggestions.

What to consider when shopping

Buying furniture for a small room can be tricky, especially if the space doesn\’t easily allow for many pieces. When considering sofas, it is a good idea to avoid overstuffed options and those with extra-deep seating. The colour and print design also require some thought; anything too dark or too loud can overpower a small room.

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Ton(e)s of ideas to paint your furniture

Do you have any old piece of furniture that needs to be replaced? Forget that, let’s go creative and green. Instead of throwing out your old furniture, let’s recycle it with some paint and skills.

In the end, you might even get repurposed furniture that will look better than anything bought. And you get to say you’re the author of some real “works of art”. Discover our suggestions!

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This cabinet looks really sophisticated after some paint. The main color is a nice neutral, but the small light blue lines give it a tip of modernity.

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A rustic decor would be complete with a commode like this.

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6 Mandatory items for small living room owners

There is one big rule you must follow when shopping furniture for a small space: everything should serve more than one purpose! And if you can hang furniture on the wall, all the better. Take a look at these 6 items we chose for your small living room.

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The first essential piece is a shelf (or more, if you need). Like we said before, everything that you can hang on the wall is a benefit. Place your shelves behind the sofa or from top to bottom to decorate a nude wall.

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Consider getting a coffee table with storage space.

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The best places to buy handcrafted furniture and other designer items

Do you love handmade and vintage objects? It may not be easy to find good handcrafted furniture and other items, but we have found six websites that have it all. Take a look!

Etsy

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So, Etsy is the leading online store for the people who want to buy handcrafted and vintage products.

Big Cartel

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The site Big Cartel has a nice section of handmade items, which is full of great designer products.

Wood Design

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The Canadian site Wood Design works with independent designers and gathers all their products in a unique place.

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Say goodbye to that mess: Desk Rail promises to keep your desk super organized

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After gathering all the necessary funds at Kickstarter, Desk Rail is now good to go! The smart and sleek desk organizer is a useful accessory, designed to keep everything in their place.

The device has almost 17 inches of width, is about three inches deep and two inches tall, so it can tuck nicely behind your keyboard. Its anodized finish is great looking, but the accessory is actually very resistant and it also has a cabling channel and removable side doors, for a better desk organization. The silicon feet keep your desk as new and allow the cords to pass under the Rail Desk.

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Standing behind your keyboard,

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Meet GoodKnight, the bed that fights bugs and germs

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Have you ever heard about a bed that is 100 percent free of bugs and germs all the time? We bet you already did, since the GoodKnight team has been promoting their new project in the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

Their idea materialized in a unique bug-free and allergy-free bed that can also make dust mites and germs stay away. Basically, GoodKnight is a comfortable heat-purified bed that can quickly eliminate bed bug infestations and provide total protection 24/7. It’s also a stylish piece for your home!

The GoodKnight model has a built-in defense system that can kill any lurking pests trying to reach your bed. It’s super safe for your kids and pets, since it’s totally pesticide free.

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Secret tips to furnish your apartment cheaply

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Are you a poor college student? Or maybe a young adult looking for your first job in a new city? Anyway, you need a place to live. Since you still don’t have a job (and money), but aspire to some independence, you need to furnish your new apartment and spend the least amount of money possible.

You also want furniture that can last for a while, so forget about the cheapest products of the big stores like IKEA. That being said, here are some great advices to help you furnish your new house properly.

1. Call your friends and family

The first step is to check with your relatives and closest friends if they have any old furniture they don’t need any more.

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