Serge Audier: First of all, there are political reasons. President Sarkozy made this the focus of his presidential speech at Bercy in He was trying to pin down an explanation for social and economic difficulties. According to this view, many current difficulties — such as the crisis in our schools — are rooted in this period and the way events unfolded. All these aspects helped capture a segment of the electorate that feels threatened by the changes engendered by globalisation. In your book, you show that, far from supporting the events, these figures actually distanced themselves from them.
It is true that many French authors were influential through their critical works, however, this does not suffice to blame them for events they did not take part in and hardly even supported. When looking at the biographies of some of them, we soon notice that the situation is far more complex.
All in all, the movement seemed utopian to him. As for Jacques Derrida, he was wary of spontaneity. Painted crate bedside table Photographee. To match the look, overturn a bigger crate and paint it white, then attach wheels and you've got yourself a handy bedside table. Sideboard update kristimurphy. A way to modernise old furniture is to add a few touches of metallic. You can do this with spray paint or a decal, and stick to simple shapes and lines for a clean, classy look. Dipped table legs The Sweet Beast blog. Pieces with two tones or contrasting textures are great for adding brightness and interest to a room.
Try dip dying furniture, such as tables and chairs to achieve the look. This as been reverse dipped, so just the bottom of the legs are in the original wood. Sponge-painted armchair Sugar and cloth blog. A cute way to bring life back to tired old armchairs without entirely re-upholstering is to give them a colour spruce-up by sponging on some simple designs using fabric paint. Record wine bottle holders thewoodenbee. Suitcase wall cabinet evejulien. Got some old luggage knocking around in the loft?
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Give it some love with this cute idea from blogger Eve Julien. Add some map paper inside and a few shelves and your old suitcase will carry things once more. Old luggage bedside table The Weathered Door blog. Speaking of old suitcases, the traditional kind with strong sides also make great small tables. Just add wooden legs securely and you've got a cute new feature in your bedroom. Keeping with a travel theme, how about using old globes as cool light fixtures. They made ideal lampshades and hang them low down so you can use them for holiday inspiration too.
Depending on your woodworking skills, you can make almost anything out of a few simple and usually free pallets. If you have a good eye and excellent sawing skills, why not try a whole table and chair set?
Pallet headboard Photographee. Here's another easy bedroom upcycle you can do. Just put one behind your bed as a headboard. Make sure you sand any rough edges down, and decorate with fairly lights as here. Tyre coffee table recycled-things. Old tyres are ten-a-penny and there are so many great upcycling ideas to put them to good use. This one now exists as a coffee table, sprayed gold. With added feet and a glass top, it's a quirky option for the living room. Bicycle lovers won't be able to get enough of your bathroom decor with an old bike doubling as the washstand, towel rack and vase.
Old bicycles are easy to pick up but you may need to de-rust and re-spray before it looks as charming as this one. Make music the theme of a room with this cool idea for storage. The shelves are put inside an old guitar case, giving you a wall feature and a handy shelving unit. Architect's cabinet kitchen island nordicdesign. Take your environmentally friendly credentials to the next level with these chairs that recycle old plastic bottles and turn them into a surprisingly comfortable outdoor seating area.
Rain-proof and long-lasting, they're ideal for a quick and easy summer project. Pencil draining rack Project RE. Bicycles are a beautiful example of traditional engineering, so why wouldn't you want to show one off on your wall? If you have a couple in the loft gathering dust, spruce them up and put them on the wall. They'll be out of the way and getting some use at the same time.
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Old drawers into new table Gumtree. This display-case table has been made out of an old set of drawers and makes a good beginner's project as it just needs a new top and legs. It's perfect for showing off collectable items, or storing newspapers and magazines out of the way. Restaurants and cafes will be happy to give away these oil cans for your upcycling needs. Just give them a clean and a lick of paint and add a cushion seat to the top and you've got a perfect bar stool.
Tiers can also be used to make comfy seats, both for indoors and out. Paint them in the colour of your choice, attach two together for height and stretch a rubber seat topper on the centre and voila!
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Another super-easy upcycling move is to replace boring, old or battered handles with new ones. These can change the whole look and feel of the furniture, and you can go with traditional metal or funky plastic, and anywhere in between. Got a few skateboards kicking around from the last time you tried to be a sk8tr boi? Use them for the next best thing - home decor. This is a really easy project that requires removing the wheels and replacing them with some basic table legs. And it looks pretty rad.
Revamped school chair dreamalittlebigger. Next time your local school's having a clear out, pop down and see if you can pick up some of the boring plastic chairs from the classroom. Then add a lick of paint and some fun designs and you have yourself a bargain feature chair. Wine crate bookcase marthastewart.
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An old sack can be turned into a charming foot rest or simple bean bag seat with some basic sewing. Fill with dried beans or old fabrics and it'll last for decades. Trash can planters Little Brags blog. The cheapest way to get plant pots that are big enough for small trees is to use up any old rubbish bins lying around.
All these need is a clean and then fill halfway with rocks before adding soil, to allow for drainage. If you live in a wet climate, it may also be worth drilling a hole in the bottom. Wine crate piano stool Not on the Highstreet.
In our mind wine and music go hand in hand. So where better to keep all your music books and papers than a wine crate piano stool? Add an upholstered top to make it comfortable while playing and it'll look perfect tucked next to an upright. Music paper dressing table Miss Mustard Seed. This is more ambitious upcycling project, but the result is a beautiful feature for your home. Used here is antique manuscript paper, but you could also use magazines, postcards or other art.
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