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April 28, 2014

Not only is today the last Monday in April but this
week also marks that 2014 is one-third over!

So, today I'm going to clean out my Repurposeful Ideas file
and share some miscellaneous upcycling photos with you.

I don't know if this is even possible
but it's a fascinating concept:
Use a paper towel stand to organize your ribbons:

Flea markets, thrift shops, and yard sales
are great sources for small, rusty patio tables:
They make unique and charming coffee tables.

Need an instant serving plate tower?
Use decorative plates and wine glasses:

Know what this is?  A rock glued to the top of an empty
vitamin bottle - to hide a spare house key in the garden! 
What a great craft project for little
ones to make for family members.
Vintage suitcases are so versatile:
If you travel with your pet, this idea for
a portable feeding station is brilliant.

What an adorable "vanity" -
 Here's another fun craft idea - paper
and button flower lapel pins:

Wire wrapping has become a very popular craft
and these bicycle button broaches are adorable:

 Yard sale picture frames were spray painted black
and used to make intriguing organic wall art.

Believe it or not, lots of people collect bricks.  These
make an unusual and intriguing display, don't they?
It's time to start looking for an old
iron bed headboard for the garden:

  What a precious way to display old photographs:

Beautiful flowering plants can look less than attractive when
set out in the plastic tubs in which they're grow.  If you're not going
to plant them consider displaying the plants in a distressed crate.
Parents struggle with how to store the papers and art work
their children create.  Martha Stewart offers the suggestion
of rolling them up and keeping them in mailing tubes:
So efficient! 

A small lace tablecloth makes a lovely window screen.

Heart Beat Oz
It's difficult to find reasonably priced large, vintage
books but these make a beautiful side table.
 Note:  I've been struggling with Google Chrome since last Friday and am using a default browser today.  I apologize if some of the photos don't load.  Might have to bring in a professional - my neighbor's 9 year old son!



  1. There are some great ideas. I like the photograph display very much. The distressed crates seem to have taken off in a big way over here now, they have certainly shot up in price!

    1. I need to dig up an old post where it featured how to make a rustic crate out of a new(ish) pallet. Those will crates are so great for organizing craft and art supplies. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. So many great ideas....and ideas are never ending. I can hardly wait to get going outside and start planting....but this WI weather is not allowing for that as it's cloudy and drizzley and dreary for the rest of the week. 5 months of growing then winter is back....oh uge!!!

    1. Spring definitely brings some odd weather - we're in the middle of a tornado warning here in North Alabama. Hope your weather gets warmer so that you can get in that garden!