Dragging out a big old ironing board for small projects is a pain. And sometimes being tethered to a wall-mounted ironing board won’t do. Wild Olive feels the same way, which is why she loves the little portable ironing boards herdad made for her. A small board, some padding, muslin and a staple gun and you’ve got it done!
How are you all ever going to get that chair reupholstered without a proper upholstery height workbench? The right tools are a must. You see, upholstering on the floor is no good. You get up and down and have to flip and lift furniture to get all around it. A normal table height is no good either, a chair is way too high up to get the leverage you need. Now there’s an answer. Just follow my simple instructions and photos of the Mr. Continue Reading
Take a gander at Atria’s newest portable fireplace, the Malle Fire. The trunk transforms into a fireplace with a flip of its lid. From Atria’s description, it appears that the Malle Fire can only be sparked up outside. It can be stored inside as a piece of furniture (a coffee table, perhaps?) when not in use. Interested? It’ll set you back a cool $5,395.
When you think of Hunter Fans, you probably think of ceiling fans. However, Hunter also makes portable fans, all with a distinctly vintage look. This weekend we picked up the Classic model # 90017 (pictured above) at Target for about 50 bucks. That might sound like a lot of cash for a 12″ portable fan, but if you’re looking for a whisper quiet and stylish portable fan, it’s well worth it. This particular model is finished in brush nickle, but Hunter offers other finishes too. Continue Reading
Conmoto’s Travelmate is a smokeless, portable fireplace that’s fueled by bio-alcohol. And yes, it produces a real flame! It’s promotional material says you can set it on carpeting, next to a sofa, on the dining room table or outside on the terrace or in the garden. For easy transport, it comes with an attached handle. Available at encompassco.com for £1,291 or $2,558 U.S.
The Nomad is like a traditional yurt in that it is modular, portable and easy to use, or so its manufacturer maintains. Its base measures 12 feet in diameter, and its interior height measures a lofty 7 feet 6 inches. For $6,800 you’ll get a bamboo frame and a base, but a bamboo base is available for only $2,600 more. Oh, and you’ll need a fabric cover, which will set you back another $1,300. Unfortunately the Nomad is temporarily out of stock, but that’s okay. Continue Reading
Portable file totes are a great way to store papers, but they’re generally very utilitarian. However, if you want a more attractive and inexpensive alternative, you might want to convert a straw handbag or basket into a personal file cabinet. The whole process took me about ten minutes and cost–no kidding–$2.50.
What you’ll need:
A straw tote or basket that will accommodate letter or legal-sized manila file folders (I found the perfect straw tote at Target for $2.50.)
Some heavy cardboard
Manila file folders–letter or legal size (I had letter size folders on hand)
What you’ll do:
Cut a couple of pieces of card board to fit inside your tote/basket. Continue Reading
Yes! Tiny Living, an on-line retailer devoted to those who live in tiny spaces, features a very clever portable coffee table ($179) that “folds itself into a case when not in use.” It closes to 18″w by 14″h by 4.75″d and opens to a generous 28″w by 18″d by 18.5″h. Unfold it for cocktail parties and tuck it away in a closet–or under a piece of furniture–when the festivities are over.