Repurposed and Upcycled

Inspiration From Other Bloggers

I just have to share some of the cool projects that I saw this week on the “I Did it Without My Hubby” blog tour at Shanty 2 Chic. Check out the blogs to see full descriptions and tutorials of these great trash to treasure projects. Gail at My Repurposed Life turned old windows into these awesome cabinets. Photo belongs to Gail Traci at Beneath My Heart made a clever towel rack for her bathroom from an old headboard. Photo belongs to Traci Over on Junk Fest, they’ve turned an old radiator into a classy beverage bar. Who knew? Check […]

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What to Do with Enamelware?

Enamelware-More than Just Cookware   I love enamelware! Most of mine I’ve picked up from garage sales or from family members who were parting with pieces. I use mine for decoration, not for cooking. Here are a few examples of how I’ve used enamelware. The white pot on the counter top is perfect for hiding cell phone chargers and other clutter. If you’re wondering what the cheese grater is for, see my post about Cheese Grater Luminaries. My mother-in-law had a box of enamelware lids in her basement when we cleaned it out. No pots, just lids. I’ve used some […]

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A Not So Cheesy Luminary

Here’s a “Grate” Idea for You! What do you do with a rusty old cheese grater? Make a luminary. If you’ve seen the rusty kitchen utensils at flea markets and yard sales, you’ve probably also wondered what to do with them. Many are too rusty for food grade use. I purchased my rusty cheese grater at a tag sale and the lady at the checkout stand asked what I planned to do with it. I said I planned to put a candle inside and make it a luminary for my kitchen counter. She laughed and offered to refund my quarter […]

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Unending Ideas for Windows

If I hadn’t already found a ton of great uses for old windows, Kim at Twice Remembered has just given me a zillion more! Okay, well not a zillion, but a lot more than I had before. I never get tired of windows. I wonder if someone can have too many? Nah. Be sure to spend some time looking around Kim’s site. It’s beautiful! Here is one of the ideas Kim links to that comes from Junk Market Style. Photo from Junk Market Style Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Recycling Windows into Art Displays

I bought this old window at a yard sale and then created quilt panels to fit behind the panes. The quilt panels are just fronts with no quilt batting or hand quilting, so for the quilter, it’s an easy project! And if your quilt panel isn’t quite the right size, just add a border until it is the right size to fill the frame. To attach the quilt panels to the window, I used a sturdy tape, but you could use a staple gun, tacky glue, or hot glue, depending on how permanent you want it to be. To finish […]

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Using Old Windows as Frames

Here’s an idea for using an old window for a wall decoration. I created a quilt that fits behind the window. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Trash to Treasure Launches

Trash to Treasure Decorating is just launched! Come back soon for ideas, photos, and links to all the best trash to treasure resources. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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