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June 12, 2012

Repurposing and Upcycling - so much fun

Don't throw away those scratched CDs, old board game pieces, or that outdated television cabinet.
Repurpose them!

Clever uses for old CDs - clock faces and alphabet banners.

Wrought iron bed frames make charming garden fencing:

Turn an old soda crate into a spice rack:

A small coffee table turned upside-down
and painted makes a darling doggie bed.

A cracked chocolate pot and demitasse cups were
transformed into a beautiful chandelier lamp:

An old Singer sewing machine stand and 
a drawer make an attractive plant stand:

Turn vintage washboards into a table:

Damaged and dented silverplated
coffee pots make elegant birdhouses:

An unused round table top makes a captivating French clock.

Igor is so proud of his new throne
(that was a dated television cabinet!):

Create uplifting garden signs with everyday pieces of junk:

Never underestimate the many uses of drawers.  They make great organizers:

Who knew that a tennis racket press would make a charming plate rack?

   Keep an eye open at yard sales and flea markets for vintage muffler clamps.
   They make great photo stands:

Old game pieces or small toys lying around?  Turn them into magnets!

A rusty colander and a vintage oven toaster make a quaint, charming lamp:

Remember - reuse, recycle, reward!


  1. Posted my last comment on the wrong post, but who cares, I don't mind looking at all this stuff again!


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  3. Wonderful ideas for all that vintage stuff! The game pieces turned magnets is great.

  4. Love the iron bed fencing, brilliant(!), and the repurposed sewing machine stand is lovely...I've been wanting one of those for quite a while now, very pretty way it was used here!

    Thank you so much for your sweet, kind, and encouraging comment Sarajan...and for following as well, it's wonderful to meet you!!
    xo Jessica

  5. Amazing and lovely to, you have a new follower.
    Greetings Christien from the Netherlands

  6. These are all so fantastic!! I'm moving into my new (and first!) home in a few months, and I'm trying to do it all on the cheap so repurposing seems the way to go. I'm go glad to have found your little corner of creativity here on the web. It'll be great for inspiration!! Following you for sure :)


  7. Where is the link for the clock face printables? I love this idea.

  8. What great ideas, thank you for sharing ❤️

  9. Do not forget to adjust the shape or pattern of the fence with the design of your home. For a minimalist concept, generally avoid the fence sculpture, minimalist balustrade form if really simple.metal fence panels

  10. Hi, Love the idea of the coke spice rack. Where did you get your bottles?