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  • Repurposing Old Light Bulbs

    Repurposed Old Light Bulb Photo

    I'm working on a theme here -- see my recent post on recycling light bulbs.

    Next time an incandescent bulb burns out (and after you've replaced it with an energy efficient CFL bulb or an LED bulb, of course), here's a fun project.

    Once they're carefully cleaned out, these bulbs make a neat little vase.

    Pretty cool!

    See images of more bulb designs at Gizmodo and Instructables.

     

  • Candice Olson Decorates a Basement in Warm and Cozy

    A Candice Olson Designed Living Room

    Designer Candice Olson writes about decorating a basement family room in this Seattle Times article: Candice Olson takes a room from frightful to delightful.

    The project was for a busy family with two young children. Candice notes that, "...the space was so scary the kids wouldn't even go down there alone." See below for the scary before look.

    Her solution? "...the perfect antidote to dark, cold and creepy is light, warm and cozy. So this whole project was about taking one very cold room and wrapping it in layers of warmth."

    For more warm and cozy looks, check out the entire Candice Olson lighting collection.

    Photo thanks to The Seattle Times.

  • Synchronized Neighborhood Christmas Lights