Courtney hates letting things go to waste. As she says at A Diamond in the Stuff, “If I think that I can come up with a use for it, I’ll hold onto it. Sometimes for a very long time.” Hmmm . . . I’m sure none of us can identify with that at all, right? After a sewing table project, Courtney had a ton of leftover yard stick remnants. And of course she couldn’t just throw them away (of course) so she turned them into a yard stick serving tray!
Laura’s rescue may seem to just be about using a piece of reclaimed wood to make something beautiful, but it’s so much more than that! I got sucked into the story of her grandparents’ hand-built home (where the wood came from) and her parent’s beach house (where the completed piece is going). At Finding Home, Laura is telling the stories and introducing us to a very sentimental and happy whale.
These cabinet doors were a curbside treasure that caught Mindi’s eye and made her slam on the brakes! She brought them home and decided to turn them into a desk for her boys. At My Love 2 Create, she says, “When I finished this desk and put in my boys’ room it is was a toss up for who was more giddy, me or my boys.”
Christy received this pineapple lamp with a challenge from a friend: give it a makeover. At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, she says, “This was kind of cute as is, but the lighting was super dull and I have no need for a tiny lamp.” So she cut the cord off and waited a few days for inspiration to strike.
One reason succulents are so great is that they’re hard to kill. Succulents made out of paper, though? Even better! Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow grabbed an old picture frame and created a framed paper succulent piece that looks fabulous and needs absolutely no watering.
Turns out having an old tire in your yard doesn’t have to look junky–not if you turn it into a colorful planter like Roeshel did! Let’s see how she worked her magic at DIY Showoff.
Today’s rescue comes from Melanie of Making it in the Mitten. She loves entertaining outside during the summer, and this year she decided “we needed a space to place food and beverages while we are outside.” Her husband grabbed a couple of free pallets from work, and they used them to build an outdoor bar!