"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.
Hang on to those plastic spoons, because we've got yet another way to turn them into something awesome! Mona turned hers into a fabulous garden sculpture. Friends, she made an artichoke. And I'm kind of ridiculously in love with it. She's showing us how it's done (in text and video) at Craft Klatch.
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 . . .
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.
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.