When Katie of View From the Fridge spotted a pretty, gold desk caddy at Anthropologie, she was pretty sure she could DIY something very similar. At home, she discovered that she had several canisters in almost all of the sizes she needed. A trip to Goodwill produced a couple more, and she was off and running.
On the hunt for some wine crates to use for storage and decor, Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama thought to ask a few local merchants. These were just going to be thrown out by one of the big box stores, so they were more than happy to pass them along to Dee for free!
When Stacey of Addison Meadows Lane first spotted this dresser, it had been abandoned on the roadside near her house. It was huge! Stacey hauled it home, knowing it had potential to become the kitchen island she'd always wanted.
"I found this little gem in a building that had been donated to my parents’ non-profit, and it was destined for the trash before I brought it home and rescued it," says Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog.
When Michelle from Delicate Construction first installed these dressers in her craft room, she was more concerned about their storage capacity than they way they looked. Originally simple wood dressers from Ikea, Michelle had painted them white and called it a day.
With a husband in the military, Susan at Organized 31 has to keep her life fairly portable. That includes her gift wrapping station. Recently, she figured out how to make an easy-to-move gift wrapping station from the Ikea Variera trash basket.
Briana from Posh Purpose was given this ceramic basket by her aunt. "The style didn't really work for me," she confesses. "The basket had been hiding out behind some picture frames on my bookshelf, totally forgotten."
Ever seen one of these before? These country-style hook shelves are easy to find in thrift shops and yard sales. Mindy from MyLove2Create had one sitting out in her shed, and what she did with it was featured at My Repurposed Life.
If your part of the world is still waiting for Spring to come, then you'll probably be delighted to learn about this creative way to store boots. Laura from Finding Home made use of her collection of vintage crates to reorganize her mudroom. Here crates were similar to these:
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