Needing more counter surface in her kitchen, Meg of Oliver & Rust did some online window shopping for a small island or kitchen cart. She fell in love with one at William-Sonoma, but the pricetag was way out of reach. “After not getting or finding what I want, I was huffing in the garage and saw my paint cart–formerly the little island in our first home,” Meg says. “The top was covered with paint but the size was perfect.”
At Lolly Jane, Kelli reveals that all her neighbors know just how much she loves “junk”. They call her when they have stuff to get rid of, and that’s how Kelli acquired this heavy-duty coffee table top.
“We have a big graduation party coming up this month and I wanted to make outdoor lanterns to decorate the tables and provide a little ambiance,” says Susan at Organized 31. Luckily she has an extensive collection of glass bottles, all ready to recyle.
Over at my other blog, Infarrantly Creative, I recently shared a tutorial for a fun refashion. I took scraps of fabric–including some that used to be t-shirts–and turned them into cute, comfy skirts for my little girl!
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.
At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Emily has a great idea that will keep empty toilet paper rolls out of the trash. She’s turning the cardboard tubes into a decomposable home for starting plants.
A while back, Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer had the opportunity to collect some discarded fencing–for free! “It had been cut into the perfect 4 X 4 stack,” she notes. She’s been able to get a lot of mileage from that pile of boards. Want to see some of her projects?
When Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof first moved into her current home, she loved the pretty periwinkle blue of the buffet/entertainment center in their living room. “And it is still a really pretty color. But it does not work well with navy blue or gray or kelly green,” Jenna notes, the colors that she’s gravitated to in her current decor.