Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust has turned her skill for reusing and repurposing into something that benefits more than just her family. "This project was created for my child's school auction. I cut hundreds of slices from different fallen tree branches found in my driveway and on the side of the road in my area," she explains.
Ashley at Bigger Than the Three of Us just might be a genius. When a window makeover left her with a bunch of used blinds, she turned them into a sunburst mirror. This may be the first time in the history of ever that mini-blinds have looked so cool!
This nightstand was sitting unused and falling apart in Sharon's home, she explains at her blog, Mrs. Hines Class. "I wasn't sure what to do with it and didn't want to get rid of it since it's a part of my parent's bedroom suite from my childhood home." So it had been moving around to different rooms, waiting for Sharon to figure out what to do with it.
Remember when it was fun to be the one to finish off a box of cereal, because that meant you got to collect the prize? Well, cereal boxes these days don't have prizes in them, but that doesn't mean you can't get something from them. Case in point: what Karen from Flimsy Pi created from a couple cereal boxes pulled from her neighbor's recycling bin.
When April from House By Hoff spotted Pottery Barn's rope mirrors, she was smitten. Imagine her delight when she rediscovered some circular mirrors down in her own basement, and realized she could make her own version of the Pottern Barn mirrors!
Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara decided to turn some leftover items in the garage into a useful drop spot (otherwise known as a hall tree) for her entryway. She made use of old closet doors, trim, and other salvaged scraps.
At Mommy Is Coocoo, Amanda and her husband have been finishing up a bath renovation. As part of the process, the large, unframed mirror over the vanity needed to come down. The contractor was going to charge them money to remove and dispose of it, but Amanda had other plans.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall....if you've lived in a builder-grade home, you've probably seen your fair share of these boring, frameless mirrors. Sara from Thrifty Treasures figured out a way to make hers look good enough to go over the fireplace mantel!
"We haven’t had a move yet where we didn’t lose numerous items that were broken beyond repair during the move," says Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff. In her most recent move, one of the casualties was this full length mirror. Luckily, the glass didin't break, just the cheap, plastic frame around it.
At Thrifty Treasures, Sara tells us, "My wonderful hubby brought me home this mirror he found. A beautiful piece of work, but it had a broken part." Sara came up with a solution for fixing the missing embellishment.
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