At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family's belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.
"This lampshade originally came with a vintage lamp I picked up at the Goodwill," explains Carrie at Lovely Etc. "The lamp got a quick makeover and a new, updated shade…and the shade got torn apart. " She ended up saving the wire frame of the shade. Recently, she realized that it could be repurposed into a basket.
Here's a delightful little project from Meghan of Our Pinteresting Family. She likes to use the squeezable pouch baby foods when she and the kids are on the go. "They have the colorful twist-off tops on them, and I have been collecting them, hoping to use them for crafts," Meghan tells us.
At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she'd purchased for a craft project and didn't use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn't afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn't she make a rug?
Karen blogs at Flimsy Pi. Lately she's needed a small table for her reading room, but when she couldn't find the size of table she was looking for, Karen decided to use materials on hand to make one instead. That's where some shutters Karen received from a friend came in.
Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. "I have had this particular unit for years...it used to be hidden under my desk." But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.
At Creme de la Craft, Natalie loves to take notes, so she always keeps notebooks in her purse. Cute notebooks can be pricey, though, which is why Natalie was so excited to discover that she could make her own cute notebooks from leftover cereal boxes.
Over at Weekend Craft, Michelle found this rocking chair at a yard sale shortly before her sister's birthday. Good bones for sure, but it needed some sprucing up. And since her sister had been eyeing rocking chairs, Michelle thought it would make the perfect gift.
Louise and Jenni are two good friends who blog at Paging Fun Mums. Inspiration for a fun way to help their kids eat their vegetables came from an interesting source: these soft, rubbery dinosaurs found for cheap at the local toy store.
At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody's maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.
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