Monday, June 18

CD case repurpose

I love repurposing materials. I love it especially when it delays dumping plastic on the earth by those few years more.

Four years back, I found a lovely CD shelf at our friends' place in Mumbai. P Ramakrishna, the resourceful dad of a four year old and otherwise a scientist, was at his creative best when he taped up empty CD cases and CDs to build this table top shelf.

And guess how he managed that rugged effect on the surface? By gluing newspaper strips, and layering them repeatedly with glue and tissue paper in a not-so orderly manner. The letters on top to spell his son's name were made with modelling clay. And the rest of the tissue-pasted surface, he painted with peach Pearl paint.