At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody's maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.
Over at Pretty Providence, Sarah has a collection of vintage suitcases down in her cellar, which she scored at yard sales over time. One day she got brave enough to take on an old ugly suitcase and make it something beautiful. Sarah wasn't quite brave enough to take on a spooky cellar though, so her husband saved the day and brought up the suitcase. That's what husbands are for, am I right?
Over at My Sweet Savannah, Melaine has been looking for a cute way to hang her family's towels by their hot tub. When her parents removed their hot tub, Melaine salvaged a piece of wood once used to hide the electrical panel before it went to the dump.
Sara, who blogs at Thrifty Treasures, has quite an assortment of salvaged wood and furniture in her garage. After using the doors from some old cabinets for another project, she realized the cabinet boxes themselves were really sturdy. When she spotted an old crib in the corner, inspiration struck.
Over at Stowand TellU, Amy is on a mission to create more storage in her home for less. One of her latest discoveries is that cardboard, when painted, can be decorative storage. She even figured out how to make her own lidded storage boxes!
When Kathy of The Salvaged Boutique inherited a box full of wood dowels, she wasn't quite sure what to think, but she did love their backstory. "These wooden rods came from a friend of his who works for a vacuum company that was discarding the rods because they were defective. My Uncle says these rods are used to create the part that spins at the bottom of a vacuum," Kathy explains.
Tatertots & Jello recently featured this neat project for a DIY built TV console by Heidi from Kruse’s Workshop. What makes this project Roadkill Rescue worthy? Well, Heidi and her husband have access to reclaimed wood. It's a DIY project with free materials!
Over at Architecture of a Mom, Rachel's young daughter is going through something many of you are probably familiar with: an obsession with Disney's Frozen. She's also an beginning reader, with lots of small books that are falling off the bookshelf in her bedroom. Rachel decided to repurpose the boxes that some wallpaper samples arrived in to create some storage boxes that would make her little girl happy.
At Lolly Jane, Kelli reveals that all her neighbors know just how much she loves "junk". They call her when they have stuff to get rid of, and that's how Kelli acquired this heavy-duty coffee table top.
Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara decided to turn some leftover items in the garage into a useful drop spot (otherwise known as a hall tree) for her entryway. She made use of old closet doors, trim, and other salvaged scraps.
Over at Remodelando la Casa, Cristina explains that after years of fun, the playscape in their backyard was a little worse for the wear. It was time to take down the weatherbeaten wood structure, but Cristina had something in mind for the leftover wood.
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.
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