Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 18, 2013
Earth Day is right around the corner and we’re all about supporting the cause. Words like ozone depletion and global warming are freaky while recycling and reusing are a lot lighter on the ears. Many CustomMade Makers have jumped on the green bandwagon and have made their name crafting up reclaimed wood pieces, reused fabrics, recycled [...]
Caroline Bagby in Custom Inspiration on April 8, 2013
With wedding season on the horizon, inspirational Pinterest boards are filling up with mason jar creations, repurposed white Christmas lights and lots of chalkboard paint. But if you’re anything like us and craving more than DIY candle holders, take the reused and recycled initiative a step further with some custom wedding goods for the brides-to-be.
We’re putting our [...]
Posted by Caroline Bagby in on January 29, 2013
CustomMade is an online matchmaker connecting Buyers who want one-of-a-kind Creations with professional and passionate Makers. Check out one of our favorite Creation Stories below that highlights a Maker turning a Buyer’s idea into a reality.
The Inspiration An environmentally-conscious couple who needed somewhere to sit.
The Request Two eco-friendly daybeds to use in [...]
Pedro in For Customers
, Maker Spotlight on November 8, 2012
What colors come to mind when you visualize reclaimed wood designs?
Using reclaimed wood for a custom project is a wonderful and eco-friendly way to create furniture and installations with unique backstories. The past lives of reclaimed wood, whether it was once part of a barn, a factory, or even a favorite tree struck by [...]
Marcie in CustomMade Maker Sucess
, For Makers on July 18, 2012
Written by Heather Bailey of CustomMade’s Maker Success Team.
It’s not often you have the opportunity to see how the furniture you fill your life with is built. It’s even more rare when you get to lend a hand in actually building it. For CustomMade customer Lorenz, being heavily involved with the entire process of [...]
Pedro in Concepts & Buyer Guides
, For Customers on May 4, 2012
Choosing bamboo for your custom cabinets doesn’t mean your décor inspirations are limited to Gilligan’s Island reruns. Bamboo is a versatile material that can work in crisp, clean Asian-inspired, modern, and even traditional styles. Bamboo’s strength and natural resistance to swelling at high moisture levels make it a practical choice, too, for kitchens and bathroom [...]
Pedro in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on April 11, 2012
When you think of the origins of reclaimed wood, what comes to mind? Custom barnwood, of course, evokes images of fading but dignified barns. Wine wood once held and flavored the fruit of the vine. A favorite tree in your backyard struck by lightning can find new life in a custom furniture project.
Although less [...]
Pedro in For Customers
, Maker Spotlight on March 8, 2012
In any custom project, the customer and the artisan bring their diverse expectations and experiences to bear as they share and refine a vision for their creation. The collaborative nature of custom work, that intersection of perspectives and skills, is particularly apparent when a team of makers is involved in the process.
The sport of [...]