From Floppy Disks to Fresh New Storage

Floppy Disk Holder before

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.

Floppy Disk Holder before

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An Old Drawer Becomes New Book Storage

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

“Our bedroom is constantly littered with Brennan’s books so I was looking for a way to hide a stash of books there permanently,” says Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.  So, when she spotted her husband heading out to the trash with an old drawer leftover from a past furniture makeover, Christy made him bring it right back inside.  She had an idea for how to repurpose that drawer.

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

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Changing a Cell Phone Case with Washi Tape

While He Was Napping Phone Case Before

When Krista’s husband surprised her with a new smartphone one fine day, she was excited about accessorizing it with a new case.  Unfortunately, the case she ordered wasn’t what she’d anticipated.  “It was such a slippery case!  I felt like I was going to send it flying across the counter top with the slightest nudge,” she says at her blog, While He Was Sleeping.  After trying to make do for a few days, Krista decided to do something to make the case better.

While He Was Napping Phone Case Before

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Organizing Electronics with a Vintage Toolbox

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

At The Happy Housie, Krista had a thrift shop find that had been languishing in her garage for months.  She’d originally brought it home for bedroom decor, but when her decorating scheme went in another direction, she didn’t have a use for it.  Recently, Krista realized that the toolbox could be a solution for a common household problem:  corralling electronics.

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

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Dresser Gets a Whole New Use–and Look!

Two Wongs Make a Right dresser before

Over at Two Wongs Make a Right, Rachel had been scouring the classifieds for an affordable combination dresser/changing table for the nursery.  Unfortunately, nothing had appeared that met her needs.  One day, a co-worker that was listening sympathetically offered up a dresser that she was trying to get rid of.

Two Wongs Make a Right dresser before

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Snow Dipped Log Candle Holders

Design Dining Diapers logs before

Baby, it’s cold outside….and Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has a perfectly crafted rescue project to help warm things up indoors.  “Last year, I stumbled upon a big branch that had fallen down in the woods behind our neighborhood,” she tells us, “and I somehow convinced my husband to carry the 8′ branch all the way home for me. He’s the best!”

Design Dining Diapers logs before

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Winter Fun: Sparkly Clothespins

Classy Clutter clothespins

Who doesn’t have a few clothespins stashed in their laundry room somewhere?  If you don’t, you are definitely missing out.  Check with your neighbors or pick up a package at the dollar store, because these bad boys are really handy….and you are going to need a few to make sparkly like Mallory did at Classy Clutter.

Classy Clutter clothespins

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A Phone Table Update

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

At Dewdrop Gables, friends who know about Debbie’s penchant for old furniture passed this old telephone table along to her.  “This poor, dog-chewed phone table, was a mess!” she laments.  “Aside from the damage by their dog, it was rickety and had ugly fabric on the seat.”

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

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