Steve Ramsey's Woodworking For Mere Mortals is one of my favorite YouTube channels. Not only is he funny, he's honest. This is a great example of a simple idea and the challenges you face in the middle of a project.
I recently saw an image of something like this guy on Pinterest and after many minutes of searching, I couldn't find where I could buy it. So, I made my own! It's a roll-up wood tray you can drape over the arm or cushion of your couch to create a flat surface for all kinds of good stuff.
There's plenty about Scandinavian design that's so appealing and lends itself to a masculine aesthetic: the clean shapes, and classic color combos, etc. And (but?) this book shelf idea though can fit almost any place, modern or not, and that's kinda what I love about it.
Silhouettes are the stuff of artistic genius. Got a picture of your dog? That's nice. Got a silhouette of your dog? Provocative! A painting of a guy with a beard is quaint, but a silhouette of said beard is instant culture. Ooo, how about one of a political figure? Or the American flag? Okay, that would just be a rectangle, but you get my point.
The best part is that, as these super easy paintings point out, they don't just have to be solid black fill on white, like that one your mom made you sit still for for like two hours while that weird lady shined a lamp on your face. Well, mine did.
By Polly Conway, Guest Blogger
I'm all for quick and easy projects, so when I visited my friend Derek in Portland last week, I couldn't help but notice some of the new art hanging in his bathroom. These framed moustaches remind me of Victorian hair art, a strange and wonderful fad during the mid-1800's when human hair was used to create jewelry and other mementos.
Derek has followed suit and used human hair moustaches for this project, which I think creates a really weird and awesome look. Often used for theatrical productions, they're not all that expensive; you can find a good selection at your local costume shop or online.
NOTHING fills up a blank wall like a large scale art piece. And nothing can cost more than... a large scale art piece.
Unless you're hip to this sweet sweet idea by Nerissa and Pete from the New Domestic. With the help of a bit of extra thin painter's tape, they were able to translate a digital design into an abstract painting with a huge impact.