While Jenny from Paint & Pillows was grateful for all of the baby gear friends and family passed along to her when she announced her pregnancy, she does have one question for the world at large: "Why can’t baby stuff actually go with the decor of the home?" She decided that there was no reason she couldn't restyle some of the larger pieces of equipment--like this baby swing--so they would coordinate with the spaces where they'd be sitting out, ready to use.
When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled. "The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz," she says. "I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected."
Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented chose this beauty for her very first reupholstering project. She found it for FREE off Craigslist and instantly saw the potential in its tiny little ad photo. Her husband, on the other hand, was of course shaking his head and questioning how anything beautiful could ever come of the eyesore.
Jess, from A Smith of All Trades, tells about how some pre-holiday organizing piad off: "We were going through old cookie cutters last year to donate the ones we never use anymore, when my mom found a set that belonged to her mom. They never got used anymore, but she couldn't part with them."