Melissa blogs at A Prudent Life. When she ran out of dish soap recently, the container was so nice that Melissa couldn’t stand to throw it away. I think we can all relate!
Katie from View From The Fridge shared this project at Oh My! Creative. She turned some glass canning jars into decorated vases in just a few simple steps.
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.”
What do you do with a broken plastic laundry basket? Well, if you are Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs, you pull over, put it in your car, take it home, and turn it into something lovely!
“A friend picked this poor chair up off the curb for me,” says Delia on her blog, Revived by Delia. The chair had curvy lines that she loved, but it had definitely seen better days!
“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.”