“I did not have a vision when I rescued this cabinet door from ending up in a garbage pile,” admits Kathy at The Salvaged Boutique. It was only when she noticed the slight lip inside the edge of the frame that she knew what to do with it.
Over at Domestic Imperfection, Ashley has been admiring gold side tables for some time now. Wanting a pair for her guest room, she started to shop around, but was discouraged to find that most of them were either well out of her budget range…..or out of stock! Instead, Ashley decided to experiment with things she had around the house to see if she could DIY something similar. “And what I had was tomato cages, wire, spray paint, and lots of scrap wood,” she notes.
“As I was digging through some of our home decor boxes in the basement I found this frame and started brainstorming what I could do with it,” says Jessie at Imperfectly Polished. She decided to turn it into art for her master bedroom gallery wall.
Over at The Happy Housie, Krista has been decorating in soft neutrals this winter. One of her recent projects was to transform several clay flowerpots. Do you have any of these lying around?
“My brother found this old trunk in his attic and wanted me to work my magic on it,” Bre begins her story. “I wanted to keep most of the original character but it needed some updates as well.” She shares the process at Brepurposed.
Planning some organizing projects for the new year? Well, here’s a decidedly glamorous way to store smaller items…..made from upcycling a few decidedly unglamorous items: pickle jars! Luzia Pimpinella came up with this creative and inexpensive storage option.
“This dresser was part of my bedroom set growing up,” Abby explains at Just a Girl and Her Blog, “and I took it with me when I left my parents’ house and never gave it back.” She’s used the dresser in different ways around her house, even painting it black several years ago, as you see in the picture below.
When Nicole spotted a pile of trimmings at the Christmas tree lot, she figured it wouldn’t hurt to ask the guy running the lot if she could have a few. He said, “Go ahead, help yourself,” so Nicole took home plenty of greenery and blogged about what she did with it at Design It Vintage.