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March 5, 2013

Repurposing - when old is new again!

Sun burst mirrors are so popular.  How
cute is this one made from yard sticks?

Here's another use of old yard sticks on a staircase:

And one of these little stools has a new yard stick seat covering:

Vintage Mellie

We've seen a lot of different uses for old doors and this
one turned into a coffee table is one of my favorites.

Can you imagine how many weathered old doors went to the
landfill before someone got the brilliant idea of repurposing them?
Clutter & Chaos

A bird cage turned into a chandelier
adds to the sophistication of this bedroom:

If you run across the base of an old sewing
machine, consider turning it into a desk:

Look to the school house for vintage decorating accessories.  The
drop down world map and the periodic table are charming as art.
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Are you looking for unique, one-of-a-kind cabinet hardware for
your kitchen?  How 'bout these forks shaped into door pulls?

Love this idea of using books as book shelves.

Another clever use for an old ladder:


Speaking of books, how about using
some to make a lamp base?
Sewani Rasheed

 Ingenious designers don't limit their creations to small
ideas - they're not afraid to repurpose a bus or a car: 

Maybe a trip to the junk yard is in order.
Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Jan-What fun things here today. One of the things that caught my eye as very doable is the bird cage chandy! xo Diana

  2. I recently made my grandma a sunburst mirror out of wood shims! I've loved the old sewing machine bases for some time now and would love to transform one! So many fun ideas here!