Dawn is a "big fan of cheap-o sunglasses," partly because she has a reputation for "breaking or losing" them. (You're not alone there, Dawn!) Over at Pretty Shabby UK, she's showing us how to give our inexpensive sunnies some serious swagger.
At iCandy Handmade, Autie shares the backstory on these two cupboard doors. "My father-in-law owns a restoration company and oftentimes has cupboard door styles or carpet squares that have been discontinued and he no longer uses." He gave them to Autie and the doors sat in her garage for a while before she figured out what to do with them.
At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody's maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.
"This craft was inspired by an item that I MUST have on a daily basis: SUNNIES," shares April on her blog, Gingerbread. Due to medical issues, April needs to wear sunglasses whenever she's outside. Needless to say, she goes through sunglasses pretty fast, which is why April was excited to discover that her dollar store sold sunglasses that were sturdy and had a trendy shape.
Rhonda from Craft Dictator has had this vintage suitcase sitting in her house for months. She planned to use it for office storage, but had never opened it. When she finally did open the little suitcase it was not full of money. To the contrary, it was actually pretty nasty inside!
At Burlap & Blue, Linda had a small outdoor table that was badly in need of a makeover. You know the type--sturdy iron framework bent into curlique shapes, with a glass table top? Well, picture all of that without the glass, because the tabletop was missing.
Rachel from Architecture of a Mom found this cookie tin at her office during the holidays. She brought it home and decided to turn it into something fabulous that would provide fun, durable storage for her kids.
"My husband has always been sort of funny about saving our glass jars," confesses Justine at Mod Podge Rocks, "and with the mason jar craze happening, it certainly is handy having my husband’s hoard collection hanging around to experiment with!" Recently, she put a few of those glass jars to use with a pretty project that's perfect for fall and Halloween decor.
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