While Jenny from Paint & Pillows was grateful for all of the baby gear friends and family passed along to her when she announced her pregnancy, she does have one question for the world at large: “Why can’t baby stuff actually go with the decor of the home?” She decided that there was no reason she couldn’t restyle some of the larger pieces of equipment–like this baby swing–so they would coordinate with the spaces where they’d be sitting out, ready to use.
When Christine from I Dig Pinterest needed a portable solution for keeping school supplies contained and organized, she looked to her recycling bin. She pulled out some tin cans and got to work.
Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. “I have had this particular unit for years…it used to be hidden under my desk.” But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.
At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Emily’s son received a present inside a cute polka dotted gift box. It was too cute to just throw away, so Emily decided to think of something to make using the box.
Dawn Nicole from Designed by Dawn Nicole gives her husband all the credit for figuring out what to do with the dresser-less set of drawers that had been sitting in their garage for months. One day he asked her, “Do you want me to add legs so you can grow your herbs in them?”
“My son recently outgrew his red tricycle,” says Rachel of R&R Workshop, “and instead of buying his sister a new, pink and girly trike, I should try to use the one that we already had.”