Tag Archives: chopsticks


5 Jun

I love chopsticks. Despite being Italian, I use them quite often to eat my meals, even though I’m not eating Far East food. 🙂

Throughout the years I found out that chopsticks are extremely adaptable, and I’ve found quite few different uses for the old ones…. I use them to support plants, as knitting needles and even as paper windmill stalks!

And now I’ve found even a newer use for them…

In my previous post I wrote about adding curtains to the glass doors of my TV unit… here is how I’ve done it with the help of 4 old chopsticks and 4 recycled springs from used-up pens….

STEP 1: Curtain, Chopsticks and spring

STEP 1: Curtain, Chopsticks and spring


STEP 2: insert spring onto chopstick

STEP 2: insert spring onto chopstick


chopsticks 3

STEP 3: insert chopstick+spring into the casing for the curtain rod


STEP 4: fix the chopstick/rod into the window frame

STEP 4: fix the chopstick/rod into the window frame


STEP 5: DONE! :-)




4 Jun

My house is small. I don’t have either a hobby room or even a lumber room where to store the material for my little works, so I had to turn my living room TV cabinet into a storage unit. That’s why I decided to shade its glass doors with two made-to-measure curtains.

It took me a while to complete the task because the fabric pattern didn’t help me much at cutting the panels.

Moreover to make the curtains stick to the glass doors I used a funny trick: I happened to have two sets of chopsticks almost the same measure of the width of the windows, so I sanded the excess, added an upcycled spring each form some old used up pens and used them to prop up the curtains.

See my next post for details… 🙂

Anyway, here’s the result. I’m quite satisfied with it.

TV unit "before"

TV unit “before”

TV unit "after"

TV unit “after”


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