I came across HomeMade Modern - a site that creators Ben Uyeda and Alice Yang conceived with ideals of creating inexpensive, durable, sustainable and modern furnishings, not for their own profit, but to share with the world in a series of really simple yet really cool DIY tutorials. These sort of concepts awake in me my little anti-consumerism rebel (please ignore the ads on the side of this page so I can have my moment) and with a "f@#k yeah!" I'm off to my local large chain Australian hardware store to get me some concrete, a bucket and some dowel - I will keep you posted on the results.
Here is some of their amazingness -
|The $5 Bucket Stool Tutorial|
|Concrete Pendant Lamp Tutorial|
|Wood + Iron Pipe Leg Table Tutorial|
|Concrete Planter Tutorial|
|Wine bottle desk top planter tutorial|
(Pictures used with permission of Ben Uyeda)