“I like to make my own lidded storage boxes and pretty them up,” says Amy from Stow & Tell U. “These are made from salvaged card board boxes.”
That’s right, Diane from An Extraordinary Day was able to create this gorgeous wreath almost completely from things she gathered outside, beginning with the pampas grass and pine cones.
Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy explains that she was visiting a cousin when she discovered this table sitting on the curb a few houses down. She was delighted to find that it was in great condition and made of solid wood.
At Sum of Their Stories, Julia is used to saving these plastic containers for reuse, but she admits, “There is a limit to how many plastic tubs with lids I actually need.” Determined to find a new way to use them, she came up with the idea of planter boxes.
Here’s a quick, easy, and fun project for you to do this fall, from Lisa of Grey Luster Girl. ‘Tis the season for finding acorns all over the place, so if you live near an oak tree or no where to look for one, it will be simple for you to gather your supplies.
Kristen, A Thrifter In Disguise, has had these cute little schoolhouse chairs sitting in her garage ever since she found them by a dumpster over a year ago. There were 12 of these chairs, and when her next door neighbor brought by a garbage bag full of upholstery fabric samples, Kristen decided to start experimenting.
Over at Craft Dictator, Rhonda has been gearing up for holiday entertaining. One thing she realized that she could use was some type of drink cart or tray. So she went out and shopped her garage to see what she could put together, and found an old but pretty drawer and the base of a director’s chair.
Mandy, The Comfy Crafter, was given this small table by a coworker. “The top was heavily discolored,” Mandy points out, “but it made a good enough plant table for a while. When we moved into our townhouse it worked better as an entry way table to catch mail and such things, but the top was UGLY. Cue makeover!”