When Sarah from Home-Ology started working on this office space, she had one issue that guided a lot of her design choices. "Since we're not certain this space will be a permanent commitment, I want to begin with a low-budget version that we could easily upgrade or move, should we choose," she explains. "A thrifted a pair of cabinets from my local Goodwill was the perfect solution."
The little shelf sitting next to Sherry's back door just wasn't any fun to look at, she tells us over at Upcycle Addict. After living with it for a while, she decided it was time to build something that would function as both storage and a place to sit down in the mudroom. Instead of purchasing new materials, Sherry decided to use what she had on hand, and this old crib was a good starting point.
Anne from Circus Berry has been working on putting together a craft space in her basement. Every crafter knows that it's good to have a waste basket handy for scraps, threads, and mess-ups. But Anne didn't want just an ordinary garbage can--she wanted something extra fabulous that would look great with the rest of her decor.
At Design, Dining + Diapers, Taryn was putting together a pretty Autumn vignette. "After having it almost complete I felt that it was lacking a statement piece, so I went into my garage to see what I had to work with," she says. In the garage, a simple piece of stained wood caught Taryn's eye, and inspiration struck.
Can we have one more Halloween upcycled project before the day is over? Here's another one that you are going to want to save for future use. It comes from Sweet Haute, who came up with with this craft using items that you probably already have on hand. Empty milk jug, anyone?
Emily blogs over at The Benson Street. She came up with an adorable Halloween centerpiece that made use of several things she already had on hand...and I bet that you have some of the same supplies or could find them easily.
Here's a fun little upcycling project that will be great to try out with the kids. File it away for next year, because this looks like something that will keep the little ones busy for hours. Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom came up with this, and it all started with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
At Grace Lee Cottage, Leah has a new-found appreciation for gold. "It all began with my outdoor fall decorating and a single can of metallic gold spray paint," she confesses. "Now every time I turn around I find something else I think might look nice with a coat of gold spray paint!"
Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog admits that she took this dresser with her when she moved away from home, and never gave it back. It's currently housed in her sons' bedroom, which is undergoing a makeover. Abby decided to give the dresser a new look, too.
Chelsea, the Pinterior Designer, has been working on updating the kitchen in her home to suit her personal style since the day she bought the house. I think a lot of us can relate to just how much work it can be to update a kitchen on a budget! Chelsea had done just about everything she could to the kitchen without a demolition: painting the cabinets and walls, updating appliances. Everything looked so much better, but somehow the laminate counters looked worse.
Coco keeps track of her projects at A Dash of Coco. When she spotted this bench on her neighbors' curb, she was torn. It's the dilemma of many a roadkill rescuer when faced with neighborhood roadkill: grab it and run, or ask for permission to turn their junk into something fabulous? In Coco's case, she went and asked for it, and they neighbors were beyond thrilled to let it enjoy a new life at her house. Hooray!
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