I just love turning the 50 states into artwork! This fun piece of art from Kristi at I Should Be Mopping the Floor not only features the state of Texas, it was made using several things that could have been tossed in the trash. This is some pretty fine recycling!
At Inspiration for Moms, Laura has been working on a spruce-up of her sons room. Wanting to create a reading nook, she'd selected the bed as the perfect spot, but needed better lighting. Laura almost shelled out money for a set of new sconces, but remembered just in time that she'd be removing the wall lamps in her master bedroom for an upcoming remodel.
"We have had a hole over the dining room table for 1.5 years now, waiting for the perfect, inexpensive chandelier to come available," confesses Jenny at Focus Jennie. "The house came with a perfectly fine chandelier that just plain wasn't my style, so it has had a home in the garage waiting to be taken to Goodwill." But when the perfect light just couldn't be found, Jennie took another look at the unwanted light fixture in her garage.
When Shanna's friend found this dumpy little side table in her mother's attic, she offered it to Shanna--who was more than happy to take it away! She talks about the makeover process over at Restoration Redoux.
"I have gotten into the habit of throwing on a pair of jeans, the same pair of flip flops, and a solid scoop-neck tee every day. Boring," confessed Lisa at Mabey She Made It. She decided to switch things up a bit by refashioning one of those tees, a red one like the one pictured below.
At her blog, Counting Willows, Michelle had four of these red saddle stools. "They were everywhere for a while, and for good reason," she points out. "They are inexpensive, don’t take up much space and you can put them just about anywhere."
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