yard sticks

Yard Stick Serving Tray

Courtney hates letting things go to waste. As she says at A Diamond in the Stuff, "If I think that I can come up with a use for it, I’ll hold onto it. Sometimes for a very long time." Hmmm . . . I'm sure none of us can identify with that at all, right? After a sewing table project, Courtney had a ton of leftover yard stick remnants. And of course she couldn't just throw them away (of course) so she turned them into a yard stick serving tray!

Cool Outdoor Pallet Bar

Today's rescue comes from Melanie of Making it in the Mitten. She loves entertaining outside during the summer, and this year she decided "we needed a space to place food and beverages while we are outside." Her husband grabbed a couple of free pallets from work, and they used them to build an outdoor bar!
wire basket

Prepping for a Well-Stocked Summer

Erin a HUGE fan of summer, and loves that it's time to "change out the backpacks and lunchboxes for beach towels and sunscreen." This year she is making a "Summer Basket" to keep in her mudroom. The medicine cabinet "is upstairs, and not so convenient for dripping wet children coming in from the slip-n-slide for a band-aid." An old wire basket is volunteering for duty at The Organized Life.

Choose Your Own Bathtub Tray Adventure

Larissa just completed a beautiful farmhouse-style bathroom update and got lots of compliments on her fabulous bathtub tray. So she's sharing the tutorial at Prodigal Pieces, where she's showing us how to create not one but two different styles (modern and rustic), both perfect for that long luxurious soak!

Denim Stars and Stripes Garland in Tokyo

Jeans are Alyssa's go-to, which means she goes through a lot of them--and then refuses to throw them away, "since I’m a hoarder denim is so expensive." While living in Japan, Alyssa has make her own Fourth of July decorations. At Alyssa & Carla this awesome expat is showing us how her worn out jeans will play a starring role this year!