An ingenious cat-box placement and a painting made of crayons show up in our reader photos #Reader Round-up#Style & Grooming#art#beauty products#cats#decor#kitchens#litter box#maps#painting August 29 | Cat Rocketship Hellllllllo, Offbeat Homies! Let's get the week going with a look at what's been going on in the world of our readers, taken from the Offbeat Home Flickr group. Chae made her very own melted crayon painting. Easy, cheap, and laid out for you in her tutorial. Some days are lazier than others, says Elisa Self. Mirre's very fancy granny cushion -- love the colors and the nostalgia. Ve Ramos has a brilliant cat box placement: inside a shelf-less bathroom cupboard. AHHHH! Annabel Vita's brother got married and to celebrate, her mum made a lacey bunting and hung it on her homey mantle. KindleCat made a spice rack using glass jars, protected from sunlight by their individual cubbies. Clicky liiinks! Thanks to Neatorama, I learned Japan has not only cat cafes, but also reptile/amphibian cafes. Yes, I would go to there. We covered aerial-view rugs a couple weeks back, but have you seen carpets based on Google Earth images? Take a look on Incredible Things. Dornob's got a super-compact dishwasher which fits in a sink basin. I'd put this in my downstairs kitchen! I picked up on following My Plastic Free Life when Allison sent me a link to a super-potent homemade DIY sugar wax. Thank you, Boing Boing, for showing us super hero capes turned into aprons. Got something to share? See your options on our Submissions page. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Families: planning an adventure? Bring a photographer! NEXT Move without stress: tips from a military spouse Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Very cool projects. Love the spice rack, that's ingenious! Reply Thanks Offbeat Home for the awesome shout out and featuring my refurbished spice rack! You guys are awesome! 1 agrees Reply What a great group of photos! All of them are inspiring in one way or another. Have a great week, folks! Reply Yes. All of this. I'm especially in love with the crayon painting! I think, since we're still renting and actual crazy colors on the wall are off-limits, we will be doing this for my son's room. It's so much fun. Yay, melting things! Reply I'm glad people like the crayon painting. I made it as a wedding gift and the recipients loved it! I used a heat gun, but I've seen people use a hair dryer successfully, too. Reply I have one that I'm afraid to use on my/my client's hair because it gets so damn hot, so that may work. Do you know what temp your heat gun was set at? Reply I set mine at 4.5 and held it about 6 inches from the canvas, give or take. Reply I love this post……but I think I love Clicky Links more! Yes, I said it. 😉 Reply The melted crayon art is AMAZING and I'm really sad I won't be around this weekend to create some! That will give me time to decide where to put it, anyway. Thanks for sharing! Reply I love the spice rack! But my favorite has to be the reptile cafe. I used to work literally five minutes away, but left Japan two days before it opened. Alas! I shall send the link to my former coworkers in hopes that someone can go for me. Reply That granny square pillow is stunning! I love all the colors. And the chair it's sitting on is gorgeous, too! I love everything about this picture. Reply Thank you for featuring my kitty's litter box hide away! It was the first "project" we did when we moved into our new home. Reply That crayon painting is lovely! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.