Over at Pickles In My Tea & In My Soup, Beth was checking the Freecycle listings when she found something that caught her eye. "It was a free rocking chair and all the ad said was that it was in 'good condition' and there was no picture," she shares.
At The Pink Hammer Blog, Kelly shared a terrific idea for organizing jewelry. During a recent move, she was dismayed to discover how tangled her jewelry had become. When she found an old cheese grater that someone else was ready to throw out, inspiration struck.
Kathy blogs at Life on Lakeshore Drive. This emperor style bench was passed on to Kathy by her daughter, who picked it up at an estate sale but decided she didn't want it. The bench was in good condition, but needed a bit of an update.
Have you ever picked up berries from a farm stand that were in little wooden boxes, instead of plastic? Amy of While Wearing Heels had a few berry boxes in hand, and thought it might be fun to spruce them up a bit.
Krista blogs over at The Happy Housie. Recently, she freshened up her entryway with board and batten. The shabby little chair sitting in the entryway looked even shabbier next to the pretty new walls, so Krista decided she needed to spruce it up a bit.
Over at Anna & Co., this dated piece of artwork had been gathering dust in the back of a closet somewhere in Anna's house. Noticing it's large size and sturdy frame one day, she decided it was time to join in the chalkboard craze.
"While at the thrift store about a year ago, I found a pair of scuffed up white ballet flats that looked pretty sad but fit quite nicely," says Autum of It's Always Autumn. She brought them home, but confesses, "I stuck them in my closet, and promptly forgot about them!"
Over at The Weathered Door, Reeves tells us, "I had some different pieces lying around that I loved, but had no practical purpose." In her garage, there was a fun-but-broken mid-century mod side table and a vintage suitcase. One day inspiration struck, and Reeves realized the two could be one.
Here's a nifty little upcycling project that is perfect for keeping kids busy over summer break. This was dreamed up by Noreen at Crafty Journal, and only requires a couple items that you most likely already have on hand.
Hani blogs at Craftionary. Recently, she figured out how to turn an old bamboo placemat into pretty bamboo coasters. "This is the easiest DIY project ever!" she tells us. "These coasters are great for indoor as well asoutdoor use. The quality of material used makes iteasy to clean with just a wet wipe."
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