"This craft was inspired by an item that I MUST have on a daily basis: SUNNIES," shares April on her blog, Gingerbread. Due to medical issues, April needs to wear sunglasses whenever she's outside. Needless to say, she goes through sunglasses pretty fast, which is why April was excited to discover that her dollar store sold sunglasses that were sturdy and had a trendy shape.
Michelle, who blogs at A Little Tipsy, admits that she's the girl who buys a 5XL t-shirt from the dollar store because she likes the color. (I'm with you, Michelle!) After a fruitless search for a cute, short-sleeve swim cover-up, she realized that the oversized aqua dollar store t-shirt could be refashioned into just what she'd been looking for.
At My Craftily Ever After, Ashley confesses her love/hate relationship with jewelry. "I LOVE LOVE LOVE earrings...but when it comes to bracelets, necklaces, and even rings that aren't my wedding ring...I just feel awkward." To prove her point, Ashley submits these silver bangle bracelets which she'd owned for a few years but rarely wore because the jangling noise they make bothered her.
"My husband originally painted this dresser over 5 years ago to go in our son's room before he was born, explains Stephanie at Crafting in the Rain. "We recently got him a new dresser, and I got to try something fun a girly on this one."
Briana's family owns a paint store. She's been working on updating the store decor, trying to showcase some of the fantastic color options they offer. These chairs are available for customers to sit down, but they were looking a little dowdy. She shares the makeover at Posh Purpose.
"My boss is in the process of moving and has been in major clean out mode," says Katie at Little House of Four. "I was busy on the phone while this was all happening until I suddenly saw a guy hauling out an old file cabinet." Needless to say, Katie came home with an ugly but functional cabinet.
This dresser, a family heirloom, used to live at Jamie's house, she tells us at So Much Better With Age. But when her mother-in-law got worried that Jamie might paint it, it was sent to live at another family member's house. There, it didn't get painted....but it did get left outside on a patio. By the time she spotted it and rescued it, Jamie had a mess on her hands.
Sara, who blogs at Thrifty Treasures, has quite an assortment of salvaged wood and furniture in her garage. After using the doors from some old cabinets for another project, she realized the cabinet boxes themselves were really sturdy. When she spotted an old crib in the corner, inspiration struck.
"A trip to to Costco to purchase party supplies led straight to these empty boxes and a lightbulb moment," reveals Susan at Organized 31. She was preparing for her daughter's graduation party at the time, when she realized that shelling out money for expensive serving trays wasn't necessary.
"When my uncle was clearing out his basement he gave met his little vintage child's chair that he found," says Shanna at Restoration Redoux. The chair was ornately carved but was banged up and had stained upholstery.
When Rhonda from Craft Dictator got out of her car one rainy day to rescue this chair from the roadside, it wasn't for it's seating potential. It was for the legs, she tells us, "I knew I could use the legs to make something useful and beautiful."
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