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A tree on the wooden slats

Recycling is giving life to an object that has lost its usefulness. The wooden slats, those of the beds, lose their usefulness when you have to change the bed for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Now how to give new life to the wooden slats? I made a picture with shells, twigs and stones I …

Lampade di cestini di vimini

Wicker baskets

Walking around the town where I live I often look in the garbage to see if there are things I can use to furnish my home by recycling. One day I found a sack full of wicker baskets and could not resist the temptation to take them. I didn’t know how to use them, but …

Collage di quadretti realizzato con materiale riciclato

Paintings with shrimp boxes

Do you know the wooden shrimp boxes? I had the idea of ​​turning them into pictures, of different colors and styles. Let’s see how they were made. The first one I painted it black with spray paint and then I attached lots of colorful butterfly-shaped glitter with liquid glue. The second consists of two boxes …

Homemade candle

In this post I will try to explain how I make the recycled candles that decorate my home. Let’s start with the material: vegetable soy wax and recycled wax from blown out candles, candle wicks, pigments in sticks and essences. Candle wicks can be  handmade (you will find many tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest). Execution: …

lampada con ramo di albero

Nature and light

Lighting in a house is very important. Both from a health and aesthetic point of view. During my walks in the woods I look for tree branches of different sizes to make beautiful lamps. The lamps are made with battery-operated garlands of lights, inserted in a vase and one in a bottle painted with spray …

Essences diffusers

Who doesn’t like having a home scented with essences? There are many essences on the market, some even soluble with affordable prices. But often the essences diffusers are simple and cheap, or decorative but a little more expensive. The solution? Recycle containers that are suitable for use, paint and decorate them as you see fit …

Lamps

Decorative lamp shades

The lamp shade is the part that wears the most of a lamp. Regardless of the material with which it was made, after a few years of use, it must be changed. Or not? Not necessarily. Here are two lampshades I made for my home. For this one I used a jute, wool belt and …

pennelli

Recycle to create

I have recently painted the walls of the living room of my house and many decorative elements no longer match. Among these is a picture consisting of 4 pieces. This, for example, with gray walls just does not match. So, I used spray paint, tempera, liquid glue, glittered stones and a lot of imagination, I …

Pictures made by shelves

Shelf or picture?

I have recently renovated the living room and after having assembled a bookcase I have 5 shelves left over. What to do with them? I decided to create small paintings to match the new color of my walls, gray. I used shells, sand and small stones. For the color I used specific paint for wood …

Immagine qadro Dalì

A sip of Dalì

In 2009, on one of my many trips to Barcelona, ​​I bought a Dalì diary. Some time ago I found it in a box of memories and I had the desire to adorn a wall of my house with the pages of the diary depicting the paintings of Salvador Dalì. But how to turn pages …