Courtney of Sweet C's Designs had some ugly black metal patio furniture that she really didn't love. "This ugly furniture was in my “to trash” pile, when I hit up an antique store in Fort Collins and I grabbed some gorgeous aged iron planters that I absolutely adored," she says. "I decided I could try to make the furniture match the aged iron."
Katie of Upcycled Treasures has been eyeing projects that make use of vintage yardsticks for a while, waiting for a chance to make one of her own. When she found a stash of old yardsticks on a recent shopping trip, she decided to combine them with her collection of mason jars to make something unique.
Nicolette blogs at Decorate Decorate. "I spotted this sweet old school desk in the driveway of a house with a sold sign outside," she says. "I knocked on the door and a very sweet woman told me it had been in the garage for years and her children were all grown up now. It was in a bit of a state and I don’t think she could understand why I wanted it!"