Sometimes this blog is an excellent way to help me feel like I’m not the only crazy gal out there. For instance, I used to wonder if I was the only one who saved store shopping bags because the paper was so pretty. Well, I’m not! In fact, Anu at Nalle’s House fell so hard for a shopping bag that she turned it into art!
Sometimes, the simplest things can be given a new life with just a few minutes of effort. Take these classic terracotta flower pots, for instance. Linda of Burlap and Blue came up with a way to take them from humble to downright stunning.
Over at Redhead Can Decorate, Julie tells us, “When my husband took down our broken ceiling fan, I saved some of the
parts to use later.”
At The Cwafty Blog, RaChel decided to turn a simple glass bottle into a pretty vase using a few craft supplies she had on hand. Her bottle of choice? A Starbucks frappucino bottle.
At Stow & Tell U, Amy was looking for a way to use some of the glass canning jars that were gathering dust on her shelves. By combining them with some thrifted glass plates, she figured out a way to make pretty bird feeders. Amy does caution, “I’ve labeled these bird feeders as ‘ornamental’ since they may not pass a rigorous bird feeder enthusiast’s examination.”
At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she’s been planning on giving her Granny’s lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. “I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste,” she says.
Happy Mothers Day to everyone who is a mother, hopes to be a mother someday, or who has benefited from the love of a mother.
Aren’t vintage kitchen tools the best? Over at House By Hoff, April knew exactly what she wanted to do with this old colander as soon as she laid eyes on it.