BlueVelvetChair

michael helander, SE
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Marketer by trade, creator by desire.

Host of www.bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com where we feature recycled-repurposed-upcycled designs and decor, arts and crafts.

I can't get out of a thrift store without adopting orphaned pieces of "I don't know what this is", and I love the idea of creating extraordinary from ordinary.

my personal website:
http://www.bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

Member Since: 10/31/2011


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Contributions

Rolled Magazine Pages Mirror Frame

Hundreds of rolled magazine pages and a lot of hours resulted in a piece that makes me happy each time I see it!

Forest Glam DIY

Adding a little forest glam DIY to an otherwise boring lamp

Recycled Style for Valentine's Day

Reduce your impact on Earth's resources without sacrificing your style this Valentine's Day!

Toilet Tank Turned Mosaic Planter

What can you make with a junk toilet tank, a plastic coke bottle, and some broken tiles? A one-of-a-kind mosaic planter for the garden!



Recent comments


Re: Two Upcycled Bird Feeders

I want to live in that license plate house!
Michael

Re: Timebomb Shaker Clock Birdhouse & Elevated Teapot Birdhouse

Fun and funky! Our Swedish birds wouldn't know what hit them!
Michael

Re: Bathroom Remodel - Floating Suitcase Shelf

Wonderful! Going to also share with readers over at Blue Velvet Chair.
Michael

Re: First of the 2012 "Top Ten" Picks from JMS Editors and Contributors

Lani - you've made me want to get out there and look for more industrial junk!
Michael

Re: Andrea's Top 10 Pick: Rust

Gorgeous collection.
Michael

Re: Trouble Light From Odds and Ends

great results!

Re: Forest Glam DIY

Thanks, everyone!
Yes, that is the Harry Lauder Walking Stick bush - I think translated from Swedish it's something like "Contorted Hazelnut".
I, too, love the contrast between the steel, sticks, and crystal glass. I'm already trying to figure out how to expand on the idea. Certainly something for the holidays is a must.

Michael

Re: Silverplate Spoon Trophy Birdhouse

what a fabulous birdhouse!

Re: The Chippy Chirpy Reverse Paint Dresser

It's absolutely gorgeous!

Re: Toilet Tank Turned Mosaic Planter

Hi all - I'm already blushing from these kind words. So glad to be here and I am so inspired by the creativity that exists in this space. Look forward to contributing my bit.

Michael

Re: a 'Novel' idea

very clever indeed!

Michael

Re: Rolled Magazine Pages Mirror Frame

Hi all! I finally got the full tutorial up if you want to have a look.

http://bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com/2011/11/tutorial-recycled-magazines-as-mirror.html

Michael

Re: Rolled Magazine Pages Mirror Frame

Lani - Thanks!
Cathy C - I desperately need to get the tutorial up. You will be surprised to know how easy it is...just be ready to invest some time. I'll come back here and let you know when I get it up. Save those magazines!
Sue - thanks for the welcome! Happy to be here.

Michael

Re: Rescued Rubbish Art Project

Oh, that's my dream world!
Michael

Re: Wall of doors

One of the best creative uses of cabinet doors that I've seen!
Michael

Re: Hotel Key Fob Necklaces

fun and funky!
Michael