leftover-bricks

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.
vintage-spoon

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!"
old-window

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.
wood-box

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.
dark-wicker-chair

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.
old-frame

Fabric Wrapped Frame Looks Sweet

Taking a different route home from her daughter's gymnastics class one day, Allison of The Golden Sycamore spotted this empty frame sticking out of a trash pile. Even though she wasn't exactly sure how she was going to use it, she threw it in the back of her car and brought it home.
scrap-wood

Reclaimed Wood and Faucet Coat Rack

I have such an adorable project to show you, today! Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow saw a faucet coat rack being sold online, but when she tried to purchase it was no longer available. Instead, she made her own, using a former piece of fence wood and some old outdoor faucet handles.