Look What Came Out of a Cereal Box!

Remember when it was fun to be the one to finish off a box of cereal, because that meant you got to collect the prize? Well, cereal boxes these days don't have prizes in them, but that doesn't mean you can't get something from them. Case in point: what Karen from Flimsy Pi created from a couple cereal boxes pulled from her neighbor's recycling bin.

From Baby to Big Kid: Fun Changing Table Transformation

Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Karen tells us that one of her friends sent her a picture of a kids' play kitchen made from an old entertainment center, telling her that she hoped to have something like it for her daughter someday. So when Karen went trash pickin' and found this broken changing table, she immediately thought of its potential to become a kitchen!

Former Bricks Become Bookends

At Pudel-design, Lydia needed some bookends to keep her bookshelves looking neat, and to add a little color and design to them, as well. She realized that the bricks leftover from their driveway installation where just the right size and weight to be bookends.

Silver Spoon Recipe Holders

Heidi from Muslin & Merlot was given a set of vintage, silver-plated utensils. "I've been taking them out, rubbing them with toothpaste and staring at them for almost a year, waiting for crafty inspiration," she confesses. "Yesterday the recipe box was sitting next to the spoons. The light bulb turned on!"

Window Framed Doilies

Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. "When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for 'feeding my habit'," Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.

Easy, Busy Fun for Kids from a Box

Katie from The Casual Craftlete shares a cute repurposing project that is inexpensive and will help keep a child busy this summer. Sweet! This one started with the small wooden box that was packaging for one of the toys her daughter got for Christmas. Finding it hard to toss good wood, Katie had saved it.

A Lighter, Brighter Wicker Chair

Sometimes a piece of furniture is fine as it is....other than it just doesn't look right in the space you have for it. That was the problem with this wicker chair in a corner of Christina's bedroom. "My inner battle was that the chair’s finish was pretty as-is. It just didn’t go with the room," she tells us on her blog, Operation Home.