Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Karen tells us that one of her friends sent her a picture of a kids’ play kitchen made from an old entertainment center, telling her that she hoped to have something like it for her daughter someday. So when Karen went trash pickin’ and found this broken changing table, she immediately thought of its potential to become a kitchen!
At Pudel-design, Lydia needed some bookends to keep her bookshelves looking neat, and to add a little color and design to them, as well. She realized that the bricks leftover from their driveway installation where just the right size and weight to be bookends.
Heidi from Muslin & Merlot was given a set of vintage, silver-plated utensils. “I’ve been taking them out, rubbing them with toothpaste and staring at them for almost a year, waiting for crafty inspiration,” she confesses. “Yesterday the recipe box was sitting next to the spoons. The light bulb turned on!”
Over at Kids Activity Blog, Michelle came up with a fun craft for her kids. Most of the materials needed are probably ones you already have, and you’ll definitely have the most important one: an empty toilet paper tube.
Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. “When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for ‘feeding my habit’,” Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.
Need a fun craft to keep the kids busy this week and help them get ready for Father’s Day? Pauline used a former soup can as the base for this fun idea that she shared at Club Chica Circle.
Katie from The Casual Craftlete shares a cute repurposing project that is inexpensive and will help keep a child busy this summer. Sweet! This one started with the small wooden box that was packaging for one of the toys her daughter got for Christmas. Finding it hard to toss good wood, Katie had saved it.
Sometimes a piece of furniture is fine as it is….other than it just doesn’t look right in the space you have for it. That was the problem with this wicker chair in a corner of Christina’s bedroom. “My inner battle was that the chair’s finish was pretty as-is. It just didn’t go with the room,” she tells us on her blog, Operation Home.