If you’re like us, there just isn’t enough storage for all of your stuff. Today’s DIY Friday is going to help you hide some of your extra stuff. If you don’t have a trunk for the end of bed, why not consider making a vintage one? Head to your local thrift store and find an old-fashioned suit case. Then, all you need is four furniture legs. Attach them with screws or adhesive and voila, there’s your new/vintage trunk.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I should buy a boat”? What about a hot tub? What if some crazy genius combined the two. Yes. A hot tub boat. It’s like something out of a dream. Well, for a mere $42,000, you can own one. This is a 16 foot boat, built in Seattle, with an 8 foot hot tub built in. Since it’s winter, you can float on icy water, while relaxing in 104 degree water. It’s the epitome of luxury. Yes, please.
Looking for an easy project to complete this weekend? Well, if you’re trying to get a little more organized, check out this cool chalkboard cabinet. No, it’s not a cabinet made out of a chalkboard — well, not really. The DIY is easy in this one. Whether it’s your cabinet that stores food or junk, just add some chalkboard paint (Home Depot or Target will be your best bet to find some) on the inside to create an easy “To Buy” list. Instead of digging around in your cabinets to see if you need something, all you have to do is check your list. Enjoy.
We’ve brought plenty of news about gerat sushi deals in the past. With sushi comes sake. So, if you consider yourself an avid sake drinker, you should check out the Wappa Cedar Sake Bottle. It is made from straight grain Akita Cedar and was designed by Shunji Kurimori. You’ll feel nothing but tranquility when sip some sake (hot or cold) from this classy looking set. At around $200, it’s a pretty penny.
Well, we don’t really have many needs for a coat rack out here in the Valley, but this is still a pretty cool project. Go ahead and find yourself a 2×4 of spruce, maplewood, or whatever suits your fancy and lacquer it up (you don’t want any splinters.) Then head to the thrift store or even trophy store, and find some trophy toppers. You may have to buy the actual trophies and cut them off yourself. Using some adhesive, Liquid Nails is probably your best bet, glue the figurines to the wood and then mount on your wall. There you go.
It’s Thursday and that means we’re bringing you something you wish you had. Do you love a good martini? Sipping a perfectly made martini from a martini glass is the epitome of cool. Speaking of cool, check out this really cool glass. It’s the Eva Trio Martini Glass and we’re betting you haven’t seen anything like it before. Right away, you notice its unique shape. Its rim is angled at 14 degrees and holds up to six ounces of liquor. It’s supposed to enhance the drinking experience. We don’t know how, but it’s neat.
For today’s were going a little bit old school. Just a warning: it may be a bit difficult to find the main ingredient in today’s project. These vintage tennis racket mirrors would make for some pretty cool decorations around your house. First things first, head to a (maybe more than one if you’re unlucky) thrift store and pick yourself up a vintage racket. You know, those cool wooden ones. After that, head to glass shop and ask them cut a beveled-edge mirror that fits inside the rim. Find yourself some Liquid Nails, or equivalent glue, and glue the back of the mirror. Place the mirror on the rim and wait for it to dry and there you go.
Where would we be without our morning cup of coffee? It’s probably the most vital thing to endure a long day at work, so why not make it fun? Today’s object of desire is bringing you Creature Cups. On the outside, they look just like any ordinary mug. But once you start sipping, a creature begins to emerge. Available in 11 or 15 oz. sizes, these creatures will start your day off right. We recommend offering a friend of cup of joe without telling them what’s lurking underneath. The results should be hilarious. Let us know how it goes.
It’s Friday and it is indeed time for DIY Fridays. Every Friday, we try to bring you some of the easiest — and coolest, DIY projects from around the Internet. Today isn’t an exception. For this one, you really only need to things, an empty tuna can and a bunch of clothes pins (the ones with the spring.) First, make sure to take off the label and clean the tuna can (you don’t want that fish smell, especially if fire is involved.) Then simply place the clothes pins all around the perimeter of the can. You can either put a small tea light in there or a plant, either way, it looks cool and took all of five minutes to create.
This is the perfect item for your next together. Pouring shots is easy enough, but this cool buffet set up will be the perfect conversation piece for your get together. The Tequila Buffet will fit a bottle of your favorite tequila, Patron, along with four shot glasses, a salt holder, it also includes a cutting board and paring knife. For just $90, we’re going to buy one right now.
DIY Friday is here. With New Year’s Eve looming, we thought it would be a good idea to give you an easy DIY project for that party you’ll be hosting on Monday. When we think of New Year’s Eve we think of class. Everyone dresses nice and busts out the champagne. If you feel like your glassware could use a little more elegance, just follow these steps. All you need is metallic gold spray paint, masking tape, newspaper and wine glasses/champagne flutes. Cover the glass using the newspaper and masking tape. Then, from about one foot away spray the stem and bottom of the glass with the pain. Let it dry and your ready for your NYE party.
We’re getting a little tech-savvy for this edition of Today’s Object of Desire. If you’re like us, your computer is home to a lot of important stuff. Whether it’s your giant music collection or work documents, it would be completely difficult to regain all of that valuable information if something were to happen your computer. That’s where the ioSafe Solo G3 Hard Drive comes in. Virtually indestructible, the drive is fireproof up to 1550 degrees for 30 minutes and waterproof down to ten feet for 72 hours. Compatible with physical locks, the drive also provides a one-time data and hardware recovery, no matter the circumstances.
Okay, so it may be a little late to do this, but this edition of DIY Fridays will hopefully encourage to do so for the next year. Like we’ve mentioned before, we’re bringing you holiday inspired DIY projects. This is more advice than a project, oh well. One of the biggest hassles of the holiday is season is acquiring the money necessary to buy all your loved ones gifts. So how about this, take a big jar and set it aside for the entire year. That’s right, the entire year. Every once in the while put some cash in it. Take the spare change out of your pocket or purse and place it in there. Put a note on it that says it is strictly for Christmas shopping. That way, by the time the holidays come around again, you’ll have plenty of cash to spend on gifts.
Can you believe? It’s actually feels like winter is here. For us in the Valley, 60 degrees during the day and 40 at night is pretty cold. If you suffer from unusually cold feet, we’ve got the perfect object of desire for you. Check out the ThermaCell Heated Insoles. Just put them in your shoes and your feet will be nice and toasty in no time. Look! It even comes with a remote so you can adjust the temperature.
Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If you haven’t, consider making a gift for someone. It’s the thought that counts right? We’re willing to bet you have someone in your life that loves to take baths. Relaxing in the tub after a long day at work is glorious. Thanks to Sunset, here’s how to make your own bath scrub from scratch. Take a 1/2 cup of Epsom salts and sugar, plus 1/4 cup sunflower oil, and place inside a pretty glass mason jar. Easy as that. If you’re feeling extra creative, why not try and add some other scents?
This most high-tech espresso maker we’ve ever seen. You may be asking yourself, “Why do I need a high-tech espresso machine?” One word: biometrics. That’s right. The Philips Saeco Xelsis Fingerprint ID Espresso Machine reads your fingerprint and then proceeds to make your preferred drink. With up to six programmable profiles, getting your morning caffeine fix is as easy a swipe of the finger. This machine will set you back $3,200, though. We’re still adding it to our Christmas list.
Let’s face it, you’ve got a ton of gadgets. Whether it’s the latest iPhone or iPad, you’re probably running out of outlets to charge all of your necessary tech. The Electree will solve all of that. Shaped like a Bonzai tree, this cool looking thing will charge all of your products with internal batteries. By the way, those aren’t leaves, they’re solar panels. Yep, it’s a solar-powered charging station. Awesome. We’ve already added this to our Christmas list, and you should too.
The holidays are all about giving to others. But, it’s also nice to get something in return, too. Sure, that sounds selfish, but you know it’s true. Anyway, with all the great restaurants around town, a lot of them are doing a cool gift card give back deal. Let’s take a look:
RA Sushi - You can receive a $10 bonus gift card, with every $50 in gift cards purchased by December 31. The bonus gift cards will be valid from January 2 to March 31, 2013 at all RA locations.
Carefree Station - With every $100 in gift certificate purchases made by December 25 you will receive a $10 gift card. Purchases must be made in person at Carefree Station.
SOL Mexican Cocina - You will receive a $10 bonus gift card, with every $100 in gift card purchases or, for the big spenders, receive a $50 gift card with every $250 in gift card purchases made by December 24. This deal is only good for in person purchases, as well.
The Herb Box - Once again, receive a $10 bonus gift certificate, with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Offer is good through December 24.
Since it’s practically December, we decided that today’s DIY Friday post should be all about Christmas. Now, we know a lot of you may live in an apartment or condo and therefore don’t have the capacity for a full-sized Christmas tree. We’ve got you covered. Well, Alicia of Atypical Type A does. Anyway, this idea is pretty cool. Just get a planter, or a decorated bucket, fill it with moss and then add branches. Go ahead and put all the decorations you want all over it. All month long, we’ll be bringing you holiday-inspired DIY projects. Enjoy, folks.
Admit it, you sing in the shower. We all do. There are plenty of waterproof radios you can put in your shower, but this one beats them all. The Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead is awesome. Through Bluetooth, it can sync up to your phone or tablet and you can listen to the songs of your choice while scrubbing down. It’s easily removable so you can pop it off when it needs to charge and pop it right back on when it’s ready. We’re already coming up with our shower time playlist.
Black Friday is both a retailer’s dream and nightmare. Sure, record profits are made, but at what cost? This year, there was ton of gripe about Walmart employees having to work earlier, therefore ruining their Thanksgiving plans. If you don’t want to wait in massive lines and lose a ton of sleep during the shopping event of the year, how can you get those same deals?
Since 2010, the Monday after Thanksgiving has been known as Cyber Monday. Basically, it’s online shopping’s best day to buy anything. The best part: you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. You can buy something on your lunch break without having to leave the office. Stores likes Best Buy, Target, and Amazon all participate.
The best site we’ve found so far, Cyber Monday 2012 Deals. It’s a great aggregate of deals from all around the net.
We know you’re a social media hound. Constantly updating your Facebook, tweeting, and snapping and sharing cool photos in Instagram. Do you want to share your Instagram photos without passing your phone around from person to person? Check out this cool little gadget. Projecto is a bite-size projector. You print your photos on 35mm film and through the use of an LED light to project, you can share your best photos wherever you want. It’s not for sale yet, but you can help them by going to their website for more info.
That’s a statement of fact. Hub Clothing’s new lines by The West is Dead, Nudie Jeans, and Pendleton this season prove that fact. If you folks are looking to update your or your hubby’s wardrobe, look no further than Hub.
Chambray shirts, colored canvas chinos, twill plaid, and Henley shirts are all in, giving you contemporary meets retro fashion sense. This trend is a chance for guys to have fun with layers this season, but not too many. The AZ winter isn’t exactly frigid. You can throw a pair of suspenders over an oatmeal Henley shirt, tucked into to a pair of rusted copper chinos.
Now this is really an object of desire and if you have the means, we highly suggest purchasing one. Pool season is practically over and if you’re one of the lucky few with a hot tub, then read no further. But for the rest of you, you should seriously look into purchasing a HotTug. Shaped like a tug boat, this vessel is made from wood and fitted with glass fiber reinforced polyester. A stainless steel stove keeps the water’s warmth to your liking. This ingenius boat can hold up to eight people. So, if you live on the lake, you should be the life of the party. Get ready spend upwards of $14,000 though.
Once again, it’s Friday. The weekend is almost upon us. If you’re looking for yet another easy project for your home, look no further, it’s DIY Friday. Today we introduce an easy way to make a chalkboard sign. You really only need two things: A cool picture frame and some chalkboard paint. Go to your nearest thrift shop where you can find a cool vintage picture frame. Next, stop by your local everything-store like Target or Walmart and pick up some chalkboard paint. You can also pick another paint if you’re not happy with the frames color. Using the chalkboard paint, paint the glass of your frame. Wait for it to dry and put it in the frame. There you have it. Have fun kids.