Packaging Design – Part 3

My ongoing love affair with packaging design is exactly that, ongoing. The following are but a sampling, real &/or fictitious, of the hundreds, very possibly thousands, of innovative & creative ideas that are out there. In the mean time, I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop with many more packaging posts to come.


Via Lovely Package

DIY: Coffee, Console & End Table Redos

I am constantly being wowed by DIY projects, the possibilities are limitless you just have to have an eye for potential. Today’s DIY’s are all about the side, console and coffee tables. These are great finds and because of the size can almost always be easily transported. With spring in full bloom garage sales are becoming a popular weekend outing so keep your eyes open for fixer uppers while you are browsing. To see the how to for any of these stunning examples click on the links provided below the images.

Image above: Marion’s black & white side table redo

Image above: Lauren’s sophisticated side table

Image above: Elle’s inventive salvaged side table

Image above: D*S reader Jody created this amazing industrial-style side table out of old wooden drawers.

Image above: Amanda’s rustic entryway table

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Image above: Three Men and a Lady’s bed side tables

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Image above: Three Men and a Lady’s entryway Walmart table makeover

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Image above: Three Men and a Lady’s craigslist dresser

Image above: Style Files DIY wood table

Image above: Matsutake DIY side table


Image above: Home Depot tutorial DIY glass coffee table


Image above: Bromeliad DIY Ikea Lack to Parson Cube

Image above: Plastolux DIY Eero Saarinen Tables



INSPIRATION: 7 Design Examples for Using Drift Wood

I have been fortunate enough to visit the beautiful West Coast of Canada, home to the Rockie Mountains and cold Pacific ocean.  While walking along the beach I found so many incredible pieces of drift wood that could be used in a variety of creative ways. Unfortunately it wouldn’t be very practical for me to ship them across the country but for any of you that are lucky enough to live near those sandy shores you should definitely take advantage. Below I have provided just a few examples of designs recycling drift wood.

This can also be crafted from recycled pallets. The writing in the mustard yellow accent colour adds that extra touch and ties the pieces together providing a relaxing rustic bedroom atmosphere. Above via Crafterholic

Drift wood with a light colour tone almost, bleached has a quality to it that looks great as sculptural pieces on their own and can be integrated with even the most minimalist of styles. Above via Elizabeth Stuart Design

If you are feeling extra creative and have found the right pieces of wood, you can make a custom mirror that could cost you hundreds.  I especially love the green stained wood version shown Above Via The Girl is a Mess. The green adds the needed contrast against the neutral background

Using drift wood in unique ways can also work as a frame for stenciled or decal-ed words. I can imagine this in a dining room as an accent wall. Above via Event Decor Blog

Who says you need to pay a lot of money for art.. when you can be the artist and reap the beauty of your own work.  The sculpture above can be a co-creation between you and mother earth .  Above via This Next

Above is another great example of a DIY headboard created from a variety of different found Drift Wood. Via Pinterest

Last on our list may not be drift wood but I wanted to include it because it has that similar raw character and honestly I just really like it! This DIY kitchen island is made from a rough-hewn slab of cypress wood supported by Trojan sawhorses (known for being the sturdiest on the market).

Above: The steel Trojan TS-27 27-Inch Sawhorse Legs for one complete sawhorse are $45.63 at Amazon.

Via Remodelista