“Anytime I can get crafty without having to go to the store is a good day for me,” confesses Selene at Restoration Beauty. She made this pretty cloche using items she already had on hand.
When Sabine and her family moved into their current home, they were met by an old fence that was completely falling over. Rather than throwing all that wood into the trash bin, she decided to make a table, and shared it at Mom In Music City.
When Caitlyn of Desert Domicile blogs, she sits at this desk–which happens to be World Market’s Josephine Desk given to her my her mother. She liked the desk, but admits to having a bit of a design crush on campaign desks. After searching her local Craigslist fruitlessly, one day Caitlyn noticed just how similar her own desk was to the campaign-style desks she admired.
Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna came up with a creative way to display a succulent plant. “What better place for a succulent to live than in between the pages of a book?” she asks.
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?