At Upcycle Addict, Sherry's mother sent her wedding dress to Sherry recently, asking her to "Do something with it." The wedding dress was truly lovely, but the embroidered fabric had yellowed over time. Instead of trying to fit the dress into a shadow box, Sherry decided to create something that her mother could touch and hold from the fabric.
"A few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future," says Joan from Nicer Than New. Her friend replied that as far as she was concerned, the table was garbage, so Joan could have it if she wanted it. Score!
Over at Eve of Reduction, Cristin tells us, "My neighbor tipped me off that he was throwing some stuff out. So like the discreet garbage picker I am, I walked over to his curb at 11PM with a flashlight." She was delighted to discover this sturdy sewing bench with a handy storage compartment.
Curly Made shares a really great Valentine's Day decoration that makes use of any glass jar you might have around. In fact, that jar of spaghetti sauce you have in the cupboard is perfect for this, so cook of some spaghetti tonight so you can make a candle holder like this tomorrow!
When Shannon from AKA Design + Life originally found this chest on the side of the road three years ago, she was thrilled to have it for extra storage. After a coat of white paint, it began service as a place to store office files.
Over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, Dee had two laminate shelves on either side of her television that were functioning fine as they were. Dee's one big objection to them was that due to the sheen and color of the laminate, they were dust magnets! Despite frequent dusting, they always looked like they needed to be dusted again!
Krista from The Happy Housie had a great idea this year for keeping track of guest's glasses at her wintertime gatherings. "It can be pretty tough to keep track of your wine glass at big dinners and events," she acknowleges, "You put it down for a second to do something and suddenly there are three other wine glasses that look exactly the same as yours!" To overcome this problem, she made drink charms.
When a family member spotted this bench on the side of the road and brought it to Anneke to rescue, it had loads of character....and BUGS! "As awesome as the seat was, it was damaged by larvae and bugs of some kind. Ewww, gross, and NO thank you!" exclaims Anneke at her blog, This, That & Life.
Paula blogs at Sweet Pea. Recently, she was looking for a way to store her stockpile of birthday cards. (She likes to remember birthdays, so Paula keeps a few cards on hand at all times.) Paula realized that a 5.5 inch floppy disk holder was the perfect size for containing all her cards.
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