With their thick, fleshy leaves, succulents give a more modern edge to decorating for winter. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs upcycled old cable-knit sweaters to make cute, versatile container covers that balance that modern feel with a cozy warmth needed to get through a long winter indoors. This foursome could be a coffee table vignette, or you could make more to run down a dining table, interspersed with pinecones and dried pomegranates.
You'll need: PVC pipe in assorted sizes; 14 inches of rope or twine; spray paint; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; ball ornaments; hack saw; drill; 1/4-inch drill bit; measuring tape; marker; door hanger.
You’d be surprised how many items you toss into your recycling bin each week can actually be used as wedding decor. Use spray paint, glitter, fabric, lace and more to transform glass jars and bottles into stunning wedding decorations that won’t break the bank.
Bring new life to your old household items. Amanda of A Lovely Place to Land transformed an old wooden thread rack into a clever storage solution for kids' shoes. Display the rack on a dresser or mount it on a wall to save space. Arrange shoes by type and color to make it easy to find what you need.
This fun green bedroom utilizes an old dressing screen with a gold peacocks motif as an interesting headboard. White bed linens keep the focus on the unique headboard, and an antique chest at the foot of the bed provides extra storage.
Diana Wearing of DIY Den & Treasure Showcase zip-tied old shutters to an existing wire fence. The one-of-a-kind fence can be removed or rearranged at any time.
Childproofing hardware is notoriously strong. Once you’re no longer using them on cabinets and drawers, upcycle them as durable wall hooks. The heavy-duty plastic holds a lot of weight, and because they stick out several inches from the wall, you can fit a whole stack of gift bags on each one.
“Our client had the fantastic idea to use rolling tool cabinets in her kitchen,” says architect Nick Pancheau. “We designed a simple kitchen island combining seating and storage in a single movable piece. We selected a lime-green finish to match the fritted glass lamp shades made by the client; a subtle dark-green soapstone countertop rests atop the cabinets.”
An old, sturdy golf bag makes a perfect storage station for gardening tools large and small. Rakes and shovels fit it in the top, and the pockets are perfect for gloves, a bulb planter and other hand tools.
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