Pauline knows how "one piece of furniture can set the tone or inspiration for the whole room." After introducing a beautiful new striped chair to her living room, she felt inspired to switch up some of her accessories to match it. Over at Club Chica Circle this old jewelry box found a new identity as a box for remote controls. (And hey, what living room doesn't need one of those?)
We're still going strong with the patriotic summer makeovers--there are just so many great ones to choose from! Today's rescue comes from Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, who realized recently that with company coming over she probably ought to change out her Easter decor "to something more appropriate for Summer and the upcoming holidays." Some leftover bandannas from a previous project fit the bill!
Roeschel was almost done installing a beautiful brand-new light fixture when the glass cracked. (Noooo!) But hey, Roeschel is clearly a "make lemonades out of lemon" kind of gal. She hunted down supplies from around her house (specifically a thrift store globe) and got to work! Check out her new light fixture at DIY Showoff.
Michele blogs at The Scrap Shoppe, and she has a great no-sew way to use up some of the fabric scraps in your stash! Michele loves summer decorating, and keeps her stuff up "from Memorial Day to Labor Day." Her red white & blue rag ribbon garland definitely has me feeling patriotic, but I'm also thinking about other color combinations that would look great throughout the year!
I would love to have Dinah's mind. When she sees a large stick in her back yard, she doesn't think, "Huh. A stick to clean up." Instead, she sees a stick and immediately decides to make an outdoor mason jar chandelier with it! She's showing us how she did it at DIY Inspired.
Over at Salt and Pepper Moms, Devin "wanted a new potted plant for my porch but quite frankly did not want to spend any money on it." Her aloe vera transplant found a free home when Devin revamped a food storage can into a pretty painted planter.
If you happen to have a pool noodle lying around (yep, I see all those nodding heads) then you are going to love this! With summer on the way, Camille realized that she didn't have "a nice red, white, and blue decoration to celebrate Memorial Day or Independence Day." So at Growing up Gabel she's showing us how she quickly turned a pool noodle into a sparkly, patriotic wreath, using duct tape and a few goodies from the dollar store.
Debbie at Refresh Restyle has big plans for a backyard "outdoor oasis" and says, "I give myself bonus points for using things that I already have." A short ladder from her stash is the perfect candidate for a little multi-purpose makeover, making its debut as a side table AND planter!
When you see wooden skewers you might think of summer grilling (mmmm . . . grilling) but Amy's mind went in a completely different direction! Instead of going the shish kabob route, she used hers to create an absolutely free Anthropologie-inspired geometric pendant lamp. She's showing us how it's done at Delineate Your Dwelling.
Spotting a large sketch pad sticking out of her trash bin, Laura exclaimed, "Who threw this away? Don’t these kiddos know that the bestest most awesomest chipboard ever is the backing from these sketch pads?" She knew that sturdy chipboard leftover after all the paper had been used was perfect for recycling into a writing mat, and posted the project at Me and My Inklings.
There are hanging flower baskets, and then there's getting fancy. Roeshel of DIY Showoff is definitely in "fancy" territory after this makeover, which has her turning an old chandelier into a colorful hanging planter.
You know your DIY hobby has reached the next level when people's idea of a great birthday present for you is a pile of junk treasure for your projects! That's what happened to Joan at Scavenger Chic. Part of her birthday gift included an old pair of shutters, which she turned into an awesome beach lantern.
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