One hot summer day, all Heather of Craft Cravings wanted to do was stay inside and craft up a storm. Not wanting to go shopping for any new supplies, she looked around for something on hand that she could recycle into a fun craft. What she found were her stacks of scrapbooking supply magazines.
Over at Lovely Etc., Carrie is getting ready to go back to school. She's a school counselor with a very small, very unlovely office. Before school starts, Carrie decided to transform the school castoffs that make up her office and brighten things up a bit.
Over at Ann-Kay Home, Ann Kay stays busy working on custom orders for her wedding accessories shop. With all the sewing and crafting that she does, one piece of equipment that is often left sitting out in her house is this very plain dress form.
Over at Rustic Rediscovered, Susan's husband picked up this changing table from the side of the road. A changing table isn't a necessity at their house any longer...so Susan transformed it into something that they'd use a little more often.
"This dilapidated, layers upon layers of paint, broken arm, broken spindles, broken seat, broken back rocking chair was the rocking chair my Hey Bud (great grandfather) went to buy with his father when he was just a boy," explains Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof. As you can see, it was in terrible condition. Someone with no sentimental connection to it would have probably sent this rocker to the curb.
"So I was antiquing with my mom in Stillwater earlier this summer and an old AV cart with clear acrylic wheels caught my eye," Jackie tells us at Teal & Lime. "My mom said, 'I have one like that in my basement.' She must have seen my eyes widen and my ears perk up, because then she said, 'Do you want it?'"
Candace at Vintage News Junkie explains how this rescue came to be. "A while back, we were at one of our favorite thrift stores poking around, when we saw that they had a FREE section. We uncovered a stash of IKEA bed slats that appeared to be brand new!"
Annie blogs at Unexpected Transformations. "I was given this dresser from a friend who didn't quite know what to do with it, she says. The finish was worn and on some of the upper drawers, the slides had broken off.
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