Thrift Store Table Gets “Succulent” New Look

thrift-store-teak-table

At Crap I’ve Made, Char was shopping at the thrift store with her mom when they happened upon this teak table for a steal of a deal. It had great bones but needed a little love, or as Char puts it, “child labor.”

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From the Kitchen to the Garden: Succulent Planter

vintage-colander

Aren’t vintage kitchen tools the best? Over at House By Hoff, April knew exactly what she wanted to do with this old colander as soon as she laid eyes on it.

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Planted in an Eggshell

eggshell-brown

Just in case this weekend’s festivities leave you with any empty eggshells, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker has a way you can reuse them.  A way that doesn’t involve compost….in case you are picky.

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Pot ‘o Gold…at the End of the Succulents

terra-cotta-pot

Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess is happily enjoying two trends:  succulents and gold leaf.  She came up with a fun way to use these trends to dress up a simple terra cotta pot.

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Discarded Pendant Light Makes a Perfect Terrarium

Rappsody in Rooms pendant lamp before

When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled.  “The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz,” she says.  “I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected.”

Rappsody in Rooms pendant lamp before

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Old Colander Becomes a Planter

The Happy Housie colander before

Krista of The Happy Housie pulled this old colander out of the free pile at her friend’s garage sale.  “She told me that she had used it in her garden and that got my ol’ wheels spinning,” Krista said.  “I was planning to tackle the deck this weekend so I thought that it had great potential as a little planter for some Hens ’n’ Chicks that I wanted to repot.”

The Happy Housie colander before

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Tin Can Succulent Garden

Eliza K tin can before

Here’s a quick and easy upcycling project from Eliza of Eliza K.  You should have most of the materials you need for this right on hand–especially if you’ve warmed up any canned soup, lately.

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Reclaimed Fence Wood Planter

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Gail from My Repurposed Life brought home a sweet little stash of goodies after visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Nashville. Shutters, windows, fence posts… Ooolala! When entrusted to sustain some succulents until she could get them to her daughter, Gail turned to those old fence posts to create a rustic planter. She even repurposed {…Read More…}