"I like to use up every bit of "otherwise-trash" that I possibly can," confesses Gwen on her blog, You Can Call Me Gwen. She goes on to explain, "This project uses plastic water bottle caps, small pieces of fabric, and leftover bits of embroidery thread and ribbon which may otherwise have been part of a landfill."
At Thrift Craft Love, Jess has been working on fixing up a craft room for herself. "I wanted to save some old metal cabinets that had been in my parents basement for more than 30 years," she tells us, and decided that she'd incorporate them into her craft room. While they offered terrific storage potential, the cabinets were pretty beat up, and completely mismatched!
When Michelle from Delicate Construction first installed these dressers in her craft room, she was more concerned about their storage capacity than they way they looked. Originally simple wood dressers from Ikea, Michelle had painted them white and called it a day.
Over at Make It and Love It, Ashley came up with a fantastic storage solution for her craft room. Space in crafting areas is always at a premium, so her hanging storage from upcycled containers is genius!
Well, I have to say, I think this is the first gang-related rescue I've ever featured. Ha! Candice of The ReFab Diaries found this gang-tagged dresser outside her Chicago apartment building. In need of an inexpensive storage solution for the craft room she was making, she brought it in from off the street.
Over at Lovely Little Life, Hannah's parents gave her some items to add to a recent garage sale. "When I saw several bright red yardsticks in a pile of their "junk" I immediately snagged them for myself. They were beautiful to me and I knew I could give them new life," she said.
Carolyn, of Homework, found this bookshelf sitting on the curb down the street at a neighbor's house. she brought it home determined to rescue it. It found a new life at Carolyn's house by becoming an organizer for her craft room.
When Janel of Nellie Bellie laid eyes on this solid headboard that her husband lugged home from the curb, she didn’t have thoughts of refabbing it for her master bedroom. No siree, instead she saw an organization station for her office.
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