Kim tells us, “I have had three old shutters hanging out in my “junk” pile in my garage for the past 2 years.” She recently upgraded one of those plain shutters into a piece of flag wall art, just in time for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. The two-year wait was well worth it, as you can see at her blog Too Much Time on My Hands.
Here’s a fun project using something that is easy to find during the summer months: popsicle sticks! Daniela at Curly Made has been experimenting with turning wooden popsicle sticks into jewelry.
“I was in need of some planters for my back patio, but didn’t want to spend too much money,” says Amy of Sweet ‘n Sour Gumballs. Imagine her delight when she spotted these large, decorative planters being put down next to the trash bins on garbage collection day in her neighborhood.
It’s not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That’s what happened to April at House By Hoff. “The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, ” April tells us.
Well, it’s easy to figure that out, because this dresser is full of maps! Karen from The Salvaged Boutique rescued this dresser from the curbside on garbage day. Although it had sustained some minor damage, she knew that it could be repaired and restyled.
Looking for a fresh new look for her front door decor, Cindy of Little Miss Celebration was inspired by the silk peonies that she spotted at her local craft store. She thought of a unique way to display them right there, on the spot. She just needed to withdraw a frame from her collection of old ones that is gathering dust.
Ashley of Domestic Imperfection was 41.5 weeks pregnant when she decided that something had to be done about these nightstands. They’d been languishing in their dated state since she’d hauled them home two years ago….but when that nesting instinct kicks in, watch out!
Usually the rescues I feature are at least small enough to haul home in a truck. This one, on the other hand, is a bit bigger than that! When Angie at Knick of Time purchased her home, this old outbuilding was on the property. She tells us, “A woman who grew up in our home, came for a visit last year, and she said they told their dad years ago, that he should tear the old building down – that’s how old and run-down it was.”