Tamara blogs at Provident Home Design. Lately she’s been working on accessorizing her dining room. When she saw this vase for cheap at her local Goodwill, Tamara looked past the pinkish mauve color and saw that it had potential.
Eileen blogs at Yes Missy. When sandal season began, she pulled out an old pair of wedge sandals. Although they still had a lot of life in them, Eileen wasn’t in love with the fabric straps.
At Pudel-design, Lydia needed some bookends to keep her bookshelves looking neat, and to add a little color and design to them, as well. She realized that the bricks leftover from their driveway installation where just the right size and weight to be bookends.
Mason jars make nice vases as they are, but Krista of The Happy Housie took hers over the top with the addition of some paint.
Sometimes, the simplest things can be given a new life with just a few minutes of effort. Take these classic terracotta flower pots, for instance. Linda of Burlap and Blue came up with a way to take them from humble to downright stunning.
“A few months ago I found a metal rolling cart in a garbage pile at work,” tells Kathy at The Salvaged Boutique. Delighted with the possibilities of her find, she took it home for a makeover.
When Katie of View From the Fridge spotted a pretty, gold desk caddy at Anthropologie, she was pretty sure she could DIY something very similar. At home, she discovered that she had several canisters in almost all of the sizes she needed. A trip to Goodwill produced a couple more, and she was off and running.