What up! On Mondays we start the week with a few photos from the Offbeat Home Flickr pool and Pinterest, and send you off with a interesting links.
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Clicky link time!
- If you want to try out a tiny house, there’s an itty bitty one available in Seattle and bookable AirBnB for $70 a night.
- Cool how-to for a pair of extra shoes: how to convert Chucks into slip-on shoes.
- Build a cat bot! An automated cat laser!
- My friend Kristen from Craft Leftovers just started her fourth volume of her super popular crafting zine — it’s a good time to get on board.
- Enjoy Retronaut’s round up of nuclear fallout shelter ads before you get to work!
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Comments on Dangers at home, Jayne Cobb, and moving supplies in this week’s reader photos
pretty cunning, indeed!
Yay, I have the ikea fabric in the top frames, but I made mine into a cushion cover for a foldout blanket
Great roundup. I love all of these pictures! Except the singed hair, that’s terrifying!
I had big plans to color coordinate our boxes to rooms when we moved but by the end I was shoving everything into boxes willy-nilly. Definitely regret that, considering it’s been a year and I’m still unpacking.
What? What’s wrong with my hair? Our oven had been in a state of mostly broken for a year at the point of that photo. Alone one night, it started making a whirring noise, so I went to unplug the damn thing. When I shifted it to get to the plug, I found the cause of the noise- a loose live wire. I found out it was the wire when it fell across the gas pilot line and it arced brighter than a million dying suns and all that compressed gas erupted into a giant column of flames. The shut off was also behind the stove, thankfully.
How did you manage to protect your face?
I didn’t. The explosion and flames were so sudden I had no time to protect anything, and my reactions to dive toward the fire and the shut off valve were thankfully automatic and quick. This is the result of my face not being a few more inches forward.
“Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!”
Seriously the best caption I’ve ever seen attached to anything I’ve ever painted. <3
I think the hair looks awesome. Like little copper bits turned into hair.