Painting Plastic Adirondack Chairs

"A neighbor down the street couldn’t fit her two green plastic adirondack chairs in her moving truck," tells Amy at Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. "These chairs were on their way to the dump until I intercepted." It just so happened that Amy had recently cleared away a spot in her backyard that was just perfect for a couple of nice chairs.

Loaf Pan Planter

When Katie's mom gave her some nice, new loaf pans, it was time to retire her battered old metal pans. Instead of throwing them out, Katie (who blogs at View From The Fridge) came up with a cute new use for them and shared it at My Crafty Spot.

Recycling Bin Bottles Become Mother’s Day Vases

In need of a last-minute Mother's Day gift idea? Aniko from Place of My Taste has your back! She grabbed a couple of empty wine bottles from the recycling bin to create a pair of beautiful vases. And hey, if your Mother's Day gifts are all sorted out, I'm sure you could use a little something lovely for yourself . . .

Rescued Planters

"I was in need of some planters for my back patio, but didn't want to spend too much money," says Amy of Sweet 'n Sour Gumballs. Imagine her delight when she spotted these large, decorative planters being put down next to the trash bins on garbage collection day in her neighborhood.

It’s an Owl Lamp!

It's not every day that you have a chance to get for free what others are scouring thrift shops and Ebay for! That's what happened to April at House By Hoff. "The principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift. She thought I might be able to do something cute with it, " April tells us.

Tea Cart Makeover

At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna was delighted when friends passed along this tea trolley to her. "Don't you just love friends who give you their junk?" she laughs. The cart was a bit rusty and dirty, but Jenna could see the potential.

DIY Gold Wire Side Table

Over at Domestic Imperfection, Ashley has been admiring gold side tables for some time now. Wanting a pair for her guest room, she started to shop around, but was discouraged to find that most of them were either well out of her budget range.....or out of stock! Instead, Ashley decided to experiment with things she had around the house to see if she could DIY something similar. "And what I had was tomato cages, wire, spray paint, and lots of scrap wood," she notes.

DIY Faux Enamelware Bucket

I'm always impressed with the things that Carolyn comes up with over at her blog, Homework. Take this enamelware compost bin, for instance. It looks like a legitimate piece of vintage enamelware, right? Nope! She made this from a cheap little bucket that housed a gifted amaryllis last Christmas.