Looking for a fresh new look for her front door decor, Cindy of Little Miss Celebration was inspired by the silk peonies that she spotted at her local craft store. She thought of a unique way to display them right there, on the spot. She just needed to withdraw a frame from her collection of old ones that is gathering dust.
"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.
Over at The Little Moments, Amy Jo rescued this badly-made frame from the dumpster at her local ReStore. "Honestly, I don’t blame them," she laughs. "They are in the business of architectural salvage, not 'crafts gone wrong' salvage."
Cheryl blogs at The Creative Me and My McG. When the cushions of her garden swing seat became too damaged to use, Cheryl noticed that some patio chairs she'd saved from a neighbor's garbage matched the swing frame and fit inside the seat area. She joked to her husband that it was too bad they couldn't use the chairs as seats for the swing, and he took it as a challenge!
Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. "When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for 'feeding my habit'," Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.
Taking a different route home from her daughter's gymnastics class one day, Allison of The Golden Sycamore spotted this empty frame sticking out of a trash pile. Even though she wasn't exactly sure how she was going to use it, she threw it in the back of her car and brought it home.
I spotted this nifty rescue project by Amber from Averie Lane over at Kleinworth & Co. She came up with this idea for a garden wall using repurposed items when she was looking at a blank wall near her patio, one day.
At House By Hoff, April has been adding a few touches of summer to her home with some beachy decor. Inspired by pictures of some seashell art that her aunt texted her, April pulled out her collection of seashells and got to work.
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