From Off the Bed Onto the Walls


When Manda and her Mom refinished this gorgeous old bed frame, they ran into a little glitch: modern day mattresses are a little bigger than the ones this bed was made for. To solve that dilemma, they pulled out the old frame and slats and attached the headboard and footboard to a modern, metal frame. Manda was left with some aged wood and shared the way she repurposed some of it at Lost in the Found.

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Upcycled Corbel Shelf

Monkey See Monkey Do corbels before

At Monkey See, Monkey Do, Jennifer tells us, “These old corbels were in our barn. They were originals from an old farmhouse on our property which was renovated in the 1970s. They were stashed in the barn. When we bought the property two years ago, we found them and thought it would be neat to use them in our home.”

Monkey See Monkey Do corbels before

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Shutter Wall Shelf

Lisa from Serendipity Chic Designs got a major steal when she scored four vintage shutters for only $2.50 a piece at a tag sale. Don’t you love a good bargain? Lisa had plans to turn two of the shutters in to a one-of-a-kind wall shelf. Since they already had a beautiful weathered finish, all Lisa {…Read More…}

Hanging Drawer Shelf

After tearing down an old farmhouse and rebuilding a new home on the site, Jennifer from Monkey See, Monkey Do!, has a lot of salvaged materials, including most of the original cabinetry. This drawer had sat neglected in her barn for a long while. With the help of her dad and his wood shop, Jennifer {…Read More…}

Floating Wall Shelves

A couple of years after a major deck renovation, and Kari from Big Plans Little Victories still had tons of mahogany boards living in her basement. That’s when she and the hubs decided to challenge themselves to see how many things they could create from the wood. Kari and her handy husband repurposed several of {…Read More…}

Stacked Table Shelf

This little table was a gift of the secondhand sort from my grandma and grandpa that became one of my most recent Roadkill Rescues over at Infarrantly Creative. It had been in my grandparent’s home for decades (although with a tablecloth on it!), and they were ready to get rid of it. I really loved {…Read More…}

Thrifty Craft Room


Rebecca from Older and Wisor wanted to turn an empty space into a craft/play space but was sadly without the means. Instead of waiting years to save and have the perfectly coordinated space, she sold the items she no longer used and rolled that money into designing the room. Not a bad plan! One item {…Read More…}

Vintage Camera Cubby Wall Shelf

Tracy from Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures inherited a cubby wall shelf from her mother-in-law after she passed away. The shelf hung in Tracy’s garage for two and half years before finally being put to good use. Tracy’s husband removed the top and bottom trim before Tracy went to work deglossing and painting. Tracy encountered some {…Read More…}