Lisa from A Bride on a Budget came up with a fun and easy wintertime craft. Ombre painted pine cones! Lisa gathered her pinecones from outside, so that part was completely free.
Over at DIY Candy, Amy came up with a fun way to turn free paint chips into art. It’s a simple craft project that anyone can do with just a few basic craft supplies, an old frame, and a few leftover paint chips.
Over at Two Wongs Make a Right, Rachel had been scouring the classifieds for an affordable combination dresser/changing table for the nursery. Unfortunately, nothing had appeared that met her needs. One day, a co-worker that was listening sympathetically offered up a dresser that she was trying to get rid of.
Last year, Karen of A Stylish Interior bought some craft pumpkins and had some fun painting them with turquoise stripes. As you know, craft pumpkins stick around for a while, so this year Karen decided to give hers a new look.
Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser. “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.
Kiri over at I Like That Lamp says, “I had a gorgeous ombre pink silk blouse that never really fit that well. Not being able to stand the thought of throwing or giving it away, I did what any normal person would do…. made it into a lampshade!”
Over at The Happy Housie, Krista tells us, “I was out for a walk with my family the other day when I happened upon an old piece of pallet wood that had somehow ended up on the side of the road. I had wanted to make a sign out of pallet wood for a while so I quickly grabbed it and ported it back home with me.”
Over at Art Is Beauty, Karin’s niece brought her this dresser. Coming out of a repossessed house, it was about to be trashed before her niece saved it.