"A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for me," Susan tells us at Organized 31. The friend was confident that Susan could do something with them, and she loved the way they opened. Susan's friend also confessed that the tray inside meant to hold cigars was perfect for storing beads.
"I found this abandoned little wood crate in the middle of a K-mart parking lot," says Stacey at Addison Meadows Lane. She had been wanting a silverware caddy forever, so Stacey knew exactly what she could do with the crate and snatched it up immediately.
Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. "I have had this particular unit for years...it used to be hidden under my desk." But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.
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.
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