Crystal from Fussy Monkey Business says, "I bought this table for $2 from my friend's grandfather. I didn't know what I would do with it because of it's odd shape, so it sat in the garage for A LONG TIME."
At Design, Dining + Diapers, Taryn used a piece of scrap plywood--leftover from another project--and styrofoam cranberries-- pulled out of the bottom of the Christmas boxess--to make a cute holiday sign.
The story of how Patty from Always Something acquired her stash of vintage windows is a good one. While driving through a historic Virginia college campus with her husband, Patty spotted a dumpster heaped with old windows. She convinced her husband to stop the car, and Patty pulled out as many as she could.
At Simply Thrifty, Megan says, "I've been seeing some beautiful signs on Pinterest for awhile and had the desire to create one for our household. A few weeks ago, while driving to pick up our Christmas tree, I drove past some old fence wood on the side of the road." It was tricky to fit the wood and the Christmas tree into her van, but Megan did it!
Susan from Rustic Rediscovered said she had the perfect project in mind when she spotted it in the shipping and receiving department at her husband's work. Here's how it looked when she found it, boot prints and all:
You've never seen junk look so festive and cute until you've seen what Kathy made at Petticoat Junktion. She crafted an adorable holiday decoration using an old cabinet door and funky hardware pieces from her extensive collection.
Stacy from Buttoneeering shares a neat idea for upcycling empty glass bottles into lighting. She suggests that empty wine or liquor bottles works best for this project, but I bet mason jars would work, too.
Lindsay blogs at Diary of a Crafty Lady. A friend of hers was getting rid of this industrial spool, and Lindsay was quick to offer it a home. She'd seen something in a magazine made out of one of these, and was anxious to experiment with it.
Over at Awesome Sauce & Asshattery, Sheri has some great ideas for upcycling old adult clothing into kids' clothing. For instance, she used a single sweater to make four funky new clothing items for her little one.
Terri, who blogs at Fresh Cut Flowers, found this antique headboard at an estate sale and snatched it up for just $10. As she considered what to do with it, Terri remembered that her daughter's family didn't have a fireplace to hang their stockings.
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