Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara decided to turn some leftover items in the garage into a useful drop spot (otherwise known as a hall tree) for her entryway. She made use of old closet doors, trim, and other salvaged scraps.
When Dena from Hearts and Sharts told her realtor than a basement workshop was a must for her--since she loves refinishing furniture--her realtor was quick to offer her some of the furniture languishing in her own basement. So....this project is courtesy Dena's real estate agent, who passed along these Louis chairs.
Laura from Finding Home is willing to admit that she has a few discreet stashes of items that she's saving to use on future projects. One of them would be these "Railings and spindles that were just waiting to reach their destiny as spindle and railing candlesticks," she tells us.
Have you ever wanted the design impact of a graphic statement wall, but felt unsure of the commitment required--both to install and live with? Well, over at The Happy Housie, Krista found a couple of ways to get around those commitment issues. She covered a wall with pages from old atlases.
Don't you love it when the decorating fairies smile upon you? That's what Emily from Our House, Now a Home thought happened when she spotted this chair on the side of the road. She was actually driving out to shop for a desk chair in just these proportions!
Here's another great pallet project from Lauren at The Thinking Closet. "Our recycle bins were overflowing, so my husband Mark built us a mammoth recycle bin out of...you guessed it: recycled pallet wood!"
Amy Jo from The Little Moments tells me that the owner of a salvage shop gave her these old metal ceiling tiles for free. "I don’t know ANYBODY who wants to put in a metal ceiling these days!" she laughs.
Some time ago, I scavenged some old fence posts from my neighbors' trash. Well, I'm pleased to announce that I finally used the last of those fence posts! I shared my final fence post project--a garden planter box--at Infarrantly Creative.
Nicole from The Felted Fox had an exotic tribal print pillow that came all the way from India. She confesses, " I loved the fabric, but I didn’t like the shape or size of the pillow." After stuffing it away in storage for a few years, she pulled it out and decided to transform the pillow into something she'd love and use.
"Something my kids absolutely LOVE to do is pick flowers," notes Ashley at Cherished Bliss. "There is a state park close to us that is just gorgeous and the walking trails are covered in flowers. I made this little Burlap Flower Carrier for them to take on our walks and gather up as many flowers as their heart’s desire!" This is a simple project that can be made with things you probably already have on hand--starting with a couple of sturdy twigs!
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