"I found this abandoned little wood crate in the middle of a K-mart parking lot," says Stacey at Addison Meadows Lane. She had been wanting a silverware caddy forever, so Stacey knew exactly what she could do with the crate and snatched it up immediately.
Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed...but didn't love the original oak finish
Lately at The Pin Junkie, Bonnie shares her preparations for her upcoming trip to Europe. She thought it would be a good idea to bring a travel journal on her trip to write down notes while traveling. Bonnie had an old map of Europe on hand and realized she could use it to make her own travel journal instead of buying one.
Tamara blogs at Provident Home Design. Lately she's been working on accessorizing her dining room. When she saw this vase for cheap at her local Goodwill, Tamara looked past the pinkish mauve color and saw that it had potential.
Karen blogs at Flimsy Pi. Lately she's needed a small table for her reading room, but when she couldn't find the size of table she was looking for, Karen decided to use materials on hand to make one instead. That's where some shutters Karen received from a friend came in.
Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. "I have had this particular unit for years...it used to be hidden under my desk." But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.
At Creme de la Craft, Natalie loves to take notes, so she always keeps notebooks in her purse. Cute notebooks can be pricey, though, which is why Natalie was so excited to discover that she could make her own cute notebooks from leftover cereal boxes.
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