At The Crafted Sparrow, Rebecca was in the process of giving her craft room a makeover, so she saved tin cans to help her organize supplies. She had planned on painting them, but came up with an even better idea!
At Redhead Can Decorate, the 1969 crib Julie and her siblings slept in as babies had been sitting in her attic, not meeting safety requirements for use, but waiting, dreaming of the day Julie would repurpose it into…wait for it…an American flag! And it gets better, because the transformation was fast and easy!
Over at 21 Rosemary Lane, Barbara has been looking for ways to decorate her back patio without using glass. Since the patio floor is concrete, glass decor is an accident waiting to happen. Inspiration for a nautical vase came from an unlikely source, as Barbara shares, “Last week the kids and Chris polished off one of those big containers of pretzels, but I wouldn’t let them toss out the actual container…I had an idea.”
Wilma blogs at By Wilma. When she wanted a new strap for her camera, she found inspiration at the thrift store! A braided leather belt turned out to be just what she was looking for to create a new strap.
Over at Evolution of Style, Jenny had a Craigslist dresser in need of some love. “The bottom drawer did not work very well at all, and veneer was chipping off,” she admitted.
Having seen lots of cute (but expensive) serving trays floating around the web, Hannah from Lovely Little Life was excited to find a few forgotten wooden trays at Goodwill, and bought them for a fraction of the price she would have paid elsewhere! She took on the challenge of making this one as cute as the trays she’d seen online.
Jen blogs at IHeart Organizing. Although her desk drawer was once beautifully organized with acrylic drawer dividers, she decided to use the drawer dividers in her vanity instead. And five months later, her desk drawer needed some love.
“We’ve had this table for years! It’s been through messy toddlers times two, who have recently moved on to creative art expression with markers. And being that we had pretty much scrubbed the finish right off of the table, drawings had become ingrained in the wood,” confesses Heather of Twin Dragonfly Designs.