At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay shares one of the projects she worked on for a special Christmas surprise this year. For an aunt and uncle who are die-hard college football fans, she created a fun memory keeping "smash book". And she made it by upcycling a book no one wanted!
At Stow & Tell U, Amy used twigs from her yard to craft some neat things during the Christmas holidays. She had so much fun then, she decided there was no reason she couldn't have more fun with twigs for Valentine's Days. After all, there were plenty of twigs just sitting in the woodpile, waiting to be used for kindling.
When a blogging friend challenged Susan from Organized 31 to upcycle a clementine crate, Susan was up for the challenge! She had an empty, wooden clementine box on hand, and decided to craft a project for an underserved population when it comes to benefiting from her blogging projects: the men of her family! She even got her son involved with this one.
When Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique spotted this chair sitting curbside on trash pickup day, she had no idea of the adventure that was ahead. She simply took it home, and decided that the black scrap of fabric she had would make a new seat if she just painted the wood parts of the chair white.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've got a rescue with a romantic story from Jeanie at Create & Babble. This rescue starts out in the most unromantic way, however: with a daughter clearing out her childhood room as she headed off to college. Jeanie spotted a jewelry box in the chaos, and says, "I rescued it from the throw-away pile knowing that someday I would do something with it."
At Our House, Now a Home, Emily shares a terrific rescue project. "I got this spool as a freebie when I was picking up some chairs
from a craigslist post," she explains. "It was going to be thrown out" Emily had a feeling that she could turn it into something amazing, so she brought it home and did just that!
Over at Designed Decor, DeDe has been working on taking apart the pallets she had stashed in her backyard. "The pallets I had were pretty beat up and a lot of the boards were not in good shape, so I just cut them, and had a bunch of 12 to 18 inch boards," she tells us. Faced with a pile of short boards to reuse, Dede came up with this clock project.
Our second shoe makeover of the day comes from Becca from Halfway to Hipster. She had the brilliant idea of painting shoes to give them an utterly trendy new look. Check out how she turned old shoes into funky spectator shoes!
Recently, Katie from Addicted to DIY was staring at a little bag of wine corks a friend had passed along to her. As she wondered what to do with those corks, she spotted a small tangle of baker's twine nearby. "Then it hit me!" Katie exclaimed. "Why not use the corks to keep my twine from turning into a big knot?"
Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama has had this small table in her family room for several years. She explains, "Although it was functional, it was also drab and dark. It was also a bit too modern for me."
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