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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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