Fun Recycling Projects to Decorate Your Home

You are always looking to do some redecorating in your home. These projects are always fun and give your home a new look. When thinking of home decorating ideas why not give your home a unique and beautiful look along with being eco-friendly at the same time. Keeping used items out of landfills is a great thing to do for our planet.

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Below are a few ideas on getting started with some recycled objects to decorate your home. Let your imagination and whimsy soar!

  • Mini cloches – Turn stemware upside down to enclose small items
  • Paint swatch organizers – Put two swatches back-to-back and stitch together the sides and bottom.
  • Wallpaper tree – Fashion a tree out of old wallpaper and affix to a wall
  • Mason jar lotion dispenser – Convert a Mason jar into a lotion dispenser for a vintage look
  • Fork and spoon door handles – Make door pulls from a fork and spoon from the same set

Home decorating ideas are only limited by your fancy and imagination. Use some common household objects for home decoration to give your home an individual look.

For more information on ideas and material for decorating your home check out The Paul Michael Company!


From Skis to Chairs: See Paul’s New Creation!

Things are reaching new creative heights in Paul’s World. His latest creation is an adirondack chair made of—drum roll, please—vintage snow skis from around the world!

These chairs are so cool, and being repurposed from something old into something functional and new, they’re green as well. The skis come from different vintages and countries, making the chairs as unique as can be.

They’re perfect for spending a relaxing day or evening out on the patio, sipping sweet tea or enjoying the latest bestseller.

The unlikely switch from cold-weather accoutrement to warm-weather furniture makes them even more unexpected and the perfect conversation starter.

What do you think about this ski to chair transformation? Leave a comment below to let us know!

You can stop by a Paul Michael Company store to see more of our offerings. We have locations in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

Green Furnishings and Home Decor

Earth Day is April 22, and the environmentally friendly holiday has us thinking about going green with furnishings and home décor. More and more, people are becoming aware of how important it is to make green practices and products a part of our everyday lives.

The importance of recycling was one of the things that prompted Paul Michael Company to start designing and manufacturing a line of furniture and accessories in Arkansas. As we explain in our history:

Today we refer to these original designs as Paul’s World ~reclaim, reuse, recycle, redecorate~ everything is 100% American made and the majority of items are constructed of architectural salvage and reclaimed wood that Paul has been collecting for years.

One of our exclusive pieces, for example, is this storage furniture made from reclaimed native wood and found, antique galvanized mechanist buckets.

Contact us to find out more about Paul’s World. Happy early Earth Day! How have you gone green at home?

More Paul Michael Designs are in the Works!

We want to update everyone on where in the world Paul is!

It might look like he has run off and joined the carnival, but Paul actually ran off to an auction and bought more serious woodworking equipment!

Looks like there will be many more designs coming your way once Paul gets his new factory up and running—it will take a few months, but he has an array of new designs, from wall art to furniture and tabletop accessories. This new equipment is essential for executing the designs.

Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page to keep up-to-date on all the latest goodies from Paul Michael Company!

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Starts Tomorrow!

We just wanted to give everyone a quick reminder that the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market begins tomorrow, Nov. 10, and lasts through Sunday, Nov. 13—and Paul Michael Company is a market merchant!

Paul’s World furniture and accessories have hit the road for the very first time, and they’re going to be unveiled at the event. Believe it or not, we loaded up 25 18-wheel trucks to haul goods to the market.

We began the huge production of setting up the 40,000 square-foot booth last Thursday at the Reliant Center in Houston, and we think you’re going to love it!

Can’t wait to see everything? Visit our Facebook page for a sneak peek! On our Facebook wall we’ve already posted a picture of a new product we’ll be unveiling and a video about the antique European grain sacks we’ll have in our Nutcracker booth, so be sure to check it out!

The market hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. We can’t wait to see you there!

Go Nuts at the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market!

We’re Houston-bound! The 31st annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will take place from Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at the Reliant Center, and Paul Michael Company will be one of the market merchants.

We’ve been hard at work packing up the merchandise for the market, and this year we’re bringing a lot of our custom furniture that was made right in our Arkansas warehouse. In fact, look for Paul’s World inside the booth because Paul Michael designed and manufactured many of these exclusive furnishings himself. Insider’s tip: Come early for the best selection since we do sell out of items!

We love our Houstonian customers and the Nutcracker, so we hope to see you at this huge shopping extravaganza! The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit for more information, and don’t forget to bring your tape measurer when you come!

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Innovative Cutting Board Easily Becomes a Party Platter

Paul Michael loves to cook and entertain, so many of the Paul’s World products we manufacture relate back to solving dilemnas faced by chefs and hosts everywhere.

In fact, Paul designed a cutting board as a solution to a big problem he always faced when grilling for a big crowd. When wondering, “Why don’t they make a platter with handles that you can use to take the meat off the grill, carry it to the table, cut on and serve on?” he decided to take action and create one. Done. He came up with a cutting board-platter combination using cypress single plank boards and cast iron handles. These practical boards also have a trough around them so the juices don’t run off.

Naturally, Paul uses the products he thinks up. Here’s one such cutting board at Paul’s recent dove hunting party, where we entertained 70 happy guests.

Want to read more about Paul’s wooden cutting boards? Check out what Georgia Pellegrini had to say. Interested in purchasing a multi-functional cutting board for yourself, your family or your friends? Visit one of the Paul Michael Company locations in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.