“I found this dresser sitting on the curb on garbage day when I was out walking, my dog, Buddy,” Erin explains at DIY Passion. “Hilarity ensued and it did eventually end up in my car and in our sunroom, where it sat, musty and yucky for months until I started to come up with a whole space vision.”
This vintage desk over at The Salvaged Boutique was another garbage day find. “This time it was spotted by my teenager son,” says Karen proudly. (She’s obviously raising him the right way.)
Over at DIY Candy, Amy came up with a fun way to turn free paint chips into art. It’s a simple craft project that anyone can do with just a few basic craft supplies, an old frame, and a few leftover paint chips.
Sarah blogs at Edea Smith, where she points out, “As a busy Mommy of two a relaxing bath in an evening is often a rare but cherished experience.” She came up with this project–designed to keep bath essentials close at hand–using reclaimed wood. Her wood was free, coming from old scaffolding boards.
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.
At The New Vintage, Mei used a mistinted can of paint to give this mid century modern dresser a snazzy new look. “I must confess that I am addicted to using mistint paints for two great reasons: 1) Environmentally friendlier. I am recycling paints that for some reason other people don’t want; 2) Economical – you get the paints for a bargain,” Mei explains.
At her blog, Live Randomly Simple, Jessica shares a fun chair revamp. She took a basic, ladder back chair and used some paint and a stencil to infuse it with personality.