If you've ever come home from the beach with buckets full of seashells, then you can understand the dilemma of the beach comber: you don't want to throw away the shells you were so delighted to find, but what on earth can you do with all of them? Well, lucky for you Kathy of Petticoat Junktion has an idea!
When April from House By Hoff spotted Pottery Barn's rope mirrors, she was smitten. Imagine her delight when she rediscovered some circular mirrors down in her own basement, and realized she could make her own version of the Pottern Barn mirrors!
Over at My Fabuless Life, Jenn explains, "My sister had no use for this light, which she got from a friend who cleans out foreclosed houses. When I looked at it, I knew that with a tiny bit of work, it could be something awesome that mimicked lighting sold at high end retailers for hundreds of dollars."
"When our Matilija poppies started flowering I knew I wanted to create some pretty vases to show them off," explains Nicole of The Felted Fox. "I used plastic bottles which I fished out of the recycling bin."
Lauren at The Endearing Home was saving the wood baskets that her fall chrysanthemums came in to use next fall, until she came up with a way to upcycle them into something cute for her home. She tried painting one, but that didn't work out too well. Lauren tells us, "I thought about how these baskets were a little flimsy and it would be nice to make it a bit more sturdy while covering up the bad paint choice."
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