Shanna from Restoration Redoux found this desk in the free section of Craigslist. “When we went to pick it up, it was in a very sketchy alley,” she confesses.
At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she’d purchased for a craft project and didn’t use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn’t afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn’t she make a rug?
When Courtney found this table that had belonged to her grandmother languishing in her mother’s basement, she didn’t hesitate to take it home for a makeover. Why not? “My grandmother was a decorator,” Courtney explains at All Things New Again. “She was always changing things around and trying new looks. I did not hesitate to paint her table for one second because I know if she was here, she would have told me to paint it already
Over at What’s Ur Home Story, Vidya has been trying to use up all her other crafting supplies before she buys anything new. This wreath was born out of the leftovers from many other projects.
At Second Chances by Susan, Susan picked up this classic 80’s dress (check out that collar!) at a free clothing exchange. Susan loves fashion from the 1950’s and 60’s, and was pretty sure she could make this dated dress retro fabulous.
When Amber from The Queen and Her Court was looking for a floor mat for her kitchen, she had a lightbulb moment: yogo mats are the same size as the kitchen mat she needed to go in front of her sink! It just so happened that Amber had a yoga mat at home, so she decided to save some money and DIY what she wanted.
Jenna from 24 Cottonwood Lane inherited this vanity and chair from a friend when that friend re-did her little girls room last year. “Was I embarrassed to take furniture from a five year old?” Jenna asks playfully. “Heck, no. That’s a stylish five year old!”
Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna was sad to see her elderly neighbor move. But, she tells us, “As Mrs. Ruth was moving, she decided she wanted me to have some things she no longer needed. This tray, along with many pieces of furniture, blue mason jars and other numerous treasures, was one of those things. She is just too sweet.”