April, who blogs at House By Hoff, happens to be a teacher. She’s been sprucing up her classroom, lately. “I needed a special piece that would catch the kids’ attention and motivate them,” she says, explaining how she came up with this message board.
The empty spaghetti sauce jar after a recent dinner inspired Katie at Little House of Four to start a quick project. Looking at the jar, she realized that it would be just right for storing all of the pocket change she finds while doing laundry.
Over at Blah to Tada, Claire came up with an inexpensive and eye catching way to display earrings. It’s a great idea for anyone who sells jewelry–especially if they want to keep their expenses down at craft fairs and other venues, since it starts with a very easy-to-find material: cardboard.
Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city’s spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.
At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she’d purchased for a craft project and didn’t use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn’t afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn’t she make a rug?
“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?
“I found this abandoned little wood crate in the middle of a K-mart parking lot,” says Stacey at Addison Meadows Lane. She had been wanting a silverware caddy forever, so Stacey knew exactly what she could do with the crate and snatched it up immediately.
Michelle, who blogs at A Little Tipsy, admits that she’s the girl who buys a 5XL t-shirt from the dollar store because she likes the color. (I’m with you, Michelle!) After a fruitless search for a cute, short-sleeve swim cover-up, she realized that the oversized aqua dollar store t-shirt could be refashioned into just what she’d been looking for.