"I have lots of fabric remnants," says Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo. "I also have this big, blank wall in our newly painted guest bedroom. Hmmm . . ." Check out how she used her fabric and a collection of embroidery hoops to create an amazing art wall!
"The 100+ year old couch had a lovely life but had resided in an airplane hanger for sometime," Amanda says at Mommy Is Coocoo. Appreciating the sturdy frame and funk claw feet, she took it home and turned it into a bench for her boys' bedroom.
After installing wood blinds on some of her windows, Sabine had several slats leftover when she shortened the blinds. Check out how she used those leftovers to give her kitchen a new look at Mom in Music City.
Over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, Dee tells us, "I have a set of white plates that I got a few years ago. It's one of those sets that you buy in a huge box, and it has every type of plate in in, including little saucers, which I've never used." When she spotted some inexpensive spider window clings, Dee thought of her unused plates and had a lightbulb moment.
Needing more counter surface in her kitchen, Meg of Oliver & Rust did some online window shopping for a small island or kitchen cart. She fell in love with one at William-Sonoma, but the pricetag was way out of reach. "After not getting or finding what I want, I was huffing in the garage and saw my paint cart--formerly the little island in our first home," Meg says. "The top was covered with paint but the size was perfect."
At Refunk My Junk, Alli wasn't so sure about the heavy-duty dresser with an wheat motif.....but it's hard to turn down free stuff! It sat in her garage for a few months until some inspiration came in the way of Don Draper and Company.
Over at Creatively Living, Katie wanted to add some statement art to the outside wall of her house, and she found the perfect source for free art material. "Craigslist is full of free things every day!" Katie shares. That's where she found this old, free gate.
At Our Southern Home, Christy had an old set of antique iron furniture she'd purchased fifteen years ago from an ad in the newspaper. "These chairs have been sitting in the loft of our barn for over ten years!" Christy confessed.
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