Visit our Online Flea Market!

August 9, 2012

Do you feel like viewing a few repurposing projects today?  Me, too.

What a clever back-splash idea - your favorite fabric mounted
behind a thin piece of heat tempered glass.

Thrift shops offer a wide selection of used games and game pieces.
Hostess tip:  use the Scrabble tiles and wood holders to make
personalized place cards at your next dinner party.

Another darling use for a flea market or thrift
store piece of luggage - a traveling bar!

Need a unique gift idea for that hard-to-shop-for quirky, special friend?
Create a work of art of their initials with everyday items like nuts and bolts.

Not only is this a useful lamp, it's an interesting work of art made from
an old film reel, some kind of metal bar-thingy and a vintage light fixture.  

It's impossible to browse through a flea market without coming
across boxes of vintage utensils.  Isn't this a charming use
for those discarded forks and spoons?

Feeling crafty?  How precious are these headband
flowers made from recycled sheet music?

Without a doubt, the craftiest people in the world are brides on a budget.
This charming bouquet was created out of pages of poetry!

Another resourceful bride created these
darling centerpieces out of mason jars:

Hands down, this is THE best wedding gift EVER - a vintage globe
painted with the bride's and groom's names and their wedding date!

Today's repurposing shows us that we don't have to spend a lot of money to create
unique and charming gifts and decor.  I'm definitely using that globe idea, aren't you?!


  1. Such inspiration! I especially love the fabric backsplash...

  2. The backsplash is a great idea, and presumably the design can be changed whenever you feel like it. I like the hooks made out of old cutlery, in fact, I have odd pieces lying around so I could do that.
    I often think that weddings done on a budget turn out looking better, and more tasteful, than lavish ones.

  3. Thanks for the inspiration! Great ideas! Love that globe too! Traci

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  5. I LOVE the Scrabble idea! Genius! Thank you!!