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March 3, 2014

March has arrived!

Did you have a good weekend?  I hope so.  And I hope you enjoy
these clever repurposing ideas that I want to share with you today.

If you're short on garden space consider
using a ladder to hold potted herbs:

A colander makes a wonderful hanging
basket and provides lots of drainage:

What charming bicycle baskets:

A wrought iron headboard serves
as a timeless trellis.

An old chair that is beyond salvaging
might just be ready for the garden!

A wine bottle makes a
great bird seed dispenser:

A vintage commercial scale and an
old tin can make the perfect perch.

Looking for a different kind
of food bowl station?

A wood soda crate provides a
stable platform for your pets.

Plant urns are just the right
height for outdoor water bowls:
Front Gate

How charming are these dinnerware sets
repurposed into hors d'oeuvre caddies?
High Tea for Alice

A vintage galvanized 7-Up cooler was
repurposed into a darling bathroom sink.

I adore this towel storage idea:
Decorating Files

It's hard to find an unusual laundry basket . . .
DIY Inspired
. . . but these vintage screens bolted together
and mounted on casters make a charming one.

A vintage film projector was handily
turned into a table lamp.

Rustic C-clamps make terrific bookends:
This Old House

It won't be long 'til Winter is finally
over and we'll be thinking, "Picnic!"
Pack a picnic salad to-go in a mason jar.

Today we saw some interesting outdoor and indoor
repurposing ideas.  Hope you were inspired!


  1. Hi Jan....Loved the ladder and little herbs tip, plus the collander! Well, actually, I enjoyed the whole post. Take care. Susan

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! We never get tired of clever repurposing, do we?

  2. Brilliant, I want them all. I shall certainly be adding these to my wish list, and things ' to do' for my better half lol :)

  3. Really fun ideas, Jan - love the colander planter and the ladder ideas - I can do those! (Not handy with power tools) Hope you are having a bit of sunshine to brighten your week. xo Karen