Make a Modern Bamboo Windchime

Where I live we are experiencing an unexpectedly early fall. Days are filled with soft breezes, the occasional gentle rain, and overcast skies. And I love it. The kids are back in school, so there are no neighborhood noises to fill the void. Enter this DIY modern bamboo windchime.  

Everyone has their preference when it comes to windchimes it seems. Wood or metal, dinging or ringing. It seems to be a really personal experience, maybe because it becomes part of the soundtrack of your life once hung. Continue Reading

DIY Bamboo Veneer Flowers on Lack Tables


A few of my favorite diy projects as well as this lovely veneer table how-to from Monica at Crafty Nest were featured yesterday on Daily Decorator. To give it a try, you’ll need:

  • tables in need of some personality (Ikea Lack side tables were used in the example)
  • large sheets of butcher paper
  • paper-backed bamboo veneer
  • household contact cement
  • photos of flowers
  • removable double-sided tape
  • fine sand paper
  • polyurethane
  • masking tape or painter’s tape

For the entire tutorial, visit Crafty Nest.  Continue Reading

The $20 (Temporary) Bathroom Makeover

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I’m going to come right out and say it. I HATE our bathroom with a
fiery passion. After living with it for a year-and-a-bit I decided that
something had to be done.  Now my first choice would have been to rip
it out, burn the pieces and salt the earth, cursing all the while.
Trouble is this is a rental, and the agency might have a problem with

Here’s the before and after shots:

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Note the ill advised blue paint on the 70’s medicine cabinet doors and the 40 million miles of impossible-to-clean floor grout. Continue Reading

The Benefits of Bamboo Flooring

Here's a collection of online articles and reviews that detail all the environmental, aesthetic, and DIYable benefits of opting to replace your carpet or linoleum with bamboo flooring.

Bamboo Flooring (From A Much Better Way)

Bamboo Flooring (From

Bamboo Flooring: The Environmentally Friendly Alternative (From Flooring2Roof) 

Bamboo Flooring: Is it really Treehugger Green? (From Treehugger) 


Any more good info?