At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from a relative saying another relative was clearing out all the old furniture in his basement. She scored a couple of good freebies, and she also got this dining set that had seen better days. The table and chairs were in such bad shape that Karin didn't work on it right away.
Last year, Karen of A Stylish Interior bought some craft pumpkins and had some fun painting them with turquoise stripes. As you know, craft pumpkins stick around for a while, so this year Karen decided to give hers a new look.
Over at Cherished Bliss, Ashley had a little cloche that she'd picked up at a thrift store a while ago, but hadn't figured out how to use it, yet. She decided that since she gets excited about decorating for different seasons, she should turn this cloche into something that would work for a number of different seasons, holidays, and occasions.
"I went to buy a monitor shelf a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at the cost, " says Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative. Desperately needing the desk space that a platform shelf would offer, she decided to make one of her own.
Kammy completed a super fun upcycling project for her house this summer, and she blogged about it at Kammy's Korner. This is definitely an idea to pin for use next spring, or to keep on file under "Things To Do With Extra Drawers." She completely reimagined some old dresser drawers as garden window boxes!
At My Life As Robin's Wife, Diane had a kitchen floor that was looking more than a little dated, thanks to some linoleum that had been there a little too long. She wanted to change up the look of the flooring, but didn't want to spend a lot of money to do so. And that's when she learned: you can paint linoleum.
Allison of The Golden Sycamore has had some pallets sitting in her driveway that she'd been meaning to repurpose. "Since we also have lots of furniture and random accessories in our basement, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone," Allison tells us. "I took this large mirror that we weren’t using and a pallet to create an art display for our living room."
Debbie, from Confessions of a Plate Addict, participated in a Fall-themed no-sew decorating showcase. Not only did she manage to create a fabric project without a single seam, she recycled old shirts for the fabric! Go, Debbie! (Oh, and despite the impression the "before" photo might give...no cats were harmed in the making of this cute Fall craft.)
When Brandi of Don't Disturb This Groove was given more than a yard of sample fabric, she knew it was the solution to dirty laundry strewn across her son's bedroom floor. Inspired by a similar project she'd seen in Martha Stewart Living, Brandi decided to make a hamper that would hang on the door.
Over at The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says, "I literally picked up these legs out of the trash at a garage sale. (I did ask first.) They once were legs for a side table and were solid wood. I did not have a plan for them but they were too nice to be trashed!"
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