At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year’s spring decor. “I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, ” she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.
At House of Hawthornes, Pam spotted this mid century modern beauty of a chair at a yard sale and brought it home for–get this–a dollar. (Since a dollar isn’t worth much these days, I’m counting that as a rescue!) It was made of really nice wood and had amazing lines, but the orange upholstery was an eyesore!
I think it’s fair to say that we all have a few books on our shelves that we’re either a) slightly embarrassed to admit that we own OR b) we’ve read and loved them so often that they look a bit worse for the wear. You may even possess books that fit both categories at once! Emily at My So-Called DIY Blog has a solution to both issues. Check out how she covered up some of the books on her shelf.
Several years ago, Sara spotted this mantle clock at a garage sale and brought it home. Initially, she thought that maybe her husband could fix it, but it turned out that a few key components were missing….so using it as an actual clock got scrapped. Sara shares what she did with it instead at Thrifty Treasures.
“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.
Amy shared this craft at Stow & Tell U for Valentine’s Day. Her version of this is definitely geared for that holiday, but this is a concept that you could adapt for any holiday or event–it would be super cute at a wedding, actually. Amy crafted her version using scraps of pallet wood.
Over at Organized 31, Susan collects wooden game blocks. (Think Jenga.) She had plenty of her own, but she also accepts donations of more and hunts them down in thrift stores. she’s found that they can be repurposed in many ways to create fun decor projects.