One thing I can’t resist is a good trashure find (ya know, one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure?). City clean-up was held recently and I mentioned how I was a good girl until I saw this haul. The next day was Sunday and on the way to church I spied something else face down on the ground. I was surprised no one wanted it, but I drove on to get to church. On my way home, however, I had no problem getting out in my good clothes and shoving it in my car. Meet my new project – a repurposed changing table.
About a year ago I created a few things from some flea market finds that were quite a hit. (read more HERE) Out of that set I decided to keep a grain scoop I turned into a candle sconce. Many asked me to create them one if I ever got around to it, so today I’m showing you how to do it DIY style. Follow along as I create a grain scoop sconce from this old broken ladder and a few simple supplies.
If you remember, I recently built a chair from the ladder that my dad had given us and I couldn’t bare to throw out the remaining parts. I had no intention of
As a family of 8 with a dog and cat, you can bet we need as much storage as possible. I am pretty crazy about only keeping what we need and not having our home look as if the kids own the place and we reside. Don’t get me wrong, kids gotta have their things too, but why not store then in less than obvious ways, right?
Thrifting is my gig, and when I spied this military ammunition box without its lid, I knew it had to be mine. Can’t beat the $5 price tag. tsk.
I snatched it up, intending to put it in my shop. After bringing it home, I loved it so much I wanted to keep it. It reminded me of my Dad as a Marine, and my big brother, an Army man.
A rule for myself though, is if I can’t find a use for it, then it’s got to go. Decorative pieces don’t really jive around here most of the time.
After a day or two I had an idea come to mind. You see, my littlest doesn’t have much space for things of her own right yet. We need to makeover our girls’ room, much like we did our boys’ room, and give her places to put her clothes, toys, etc. (remember, we live in a 3 bedroom home, less than 1600 sq. ft.)
Ready for some trash to treasure fun? The second Tuesday of each month, I get to join some an awesome group of wonderful DIY blogger friends who share in the same passion that I have – taking outcasts and making them shine. (see below for their rockin’ projects!)
Last month I showed you how to take rusty, crusty farm tools and turn them into farmhouse decor. These creations can be found in my shop.
For today’s project, I chose two different thrifted planters: (1) a plastic swan found at a local thrift shop (2) a metal tub from my mother. Both in solid state, but really don’t look well together as-is and could use a bit of updating.
If you’re not familiar with my faux zinc finish tutorial, you can all the details on how to achieve this look over there. Take a minute to catch yourself up to speed…I’ll wait. 🙂 Here’s a close look at my other project.
These two planters are going to be part of our ginormous patio makeover project. I plan to give more details on that later this week, so stop back to see!