Round Rope Mirror

round rope mirror

Gina from Our Impeccably Perfect Life decided to follow the rope trend and make over a “gold, granny floral mirror” she hadn’t really liked since the day she brought it home. So pretty much she had nothing to lose! Armed with a 50-foot bag of manilla rope and a hot glue gun, Gina and her hubs spent only an hour transforming the once mediocre mirror into a trendy piece that’s perfect for summer.

round rope mirror

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Chalkboard Office Storage Jars

chalkboard jars office storage

Erica from Craftivity Designs has been working on her home office and found a cute and thrifty way to store small supplies by repurposing baby food jars. Erica made the jars pretty with paint and then added chalkboard labels for organization. And isn’t everything just better with a chalkboard finish {wink}? This is such a simple project that would be useful throughout the house – spices in the kitchen, bath salts in bathroom, game pieces in the playroom…

chalkboard jars office storage

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Decorative Spring Baskets

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Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected put a fresh spin on a project she completed last summer upcycling strawberry cartons. This go-round Sherry dressed up the cartons with pastel paint, glitter, and ribbons for a look that’s befitting of spring and Easter. Sherry’s steps result in a durable, waterproof finish so the containers can be used again and again as tabletop décor, mini Easter baskets, and even gift baskets for friends.

upcycled berry cartons

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Repurposed Plastic Toy Animals

west elm rocking bird knock off

If you have childhood toys sitting in boxes and have wondered what in the world you will ever do with them, Meream from Bored and Crafty has an entire series dedicated to creative repurposes for childhood toys. One upcycle involves turning them into fun and quirky rocking animals perfect for gathering on shelves or even using as ornaments. Meream attached her plastic animals to embroidery hoops and then glammed them up with gold spray paint.

west elm rocking bird knock off

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Burlap Matting

diy burlap matting and upcycled frame

Michelle from That Mommy Blog offers a super simple and thrifty update for tired out picture frames. She refabbed an old frame by recovering the matting with burlap using an easy technique that requires only a few snips of the scissors and squirts of hot glue. Since burlap is crazy cheap, you could easily pull off this makeover for next to nothing!

diy burlap matting and upcycled frame

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Repurposed Chalkboard Jars

anthropologie inspired chalkboard jars

I love taking something that’s normally discarded and making it usable and lovable. That’s exactly what Kendra from The Good Life did with glass jars she had been saving. Kendra painted the jars with chalkboard paint and then added a pop of color to the lids. These little jars are cute and packed with storage potential!

anthropologie inspired chalkboard jars

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Large Tabletop Lantern

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The popularity of large tabletop lanterns hasn’t escaped the notice of Beth from Free Stylin’, and she of course knew it wasn’t necessary to pay exorbitant prices for the trendy lights. Instead, Beth had the genius idea to upcycle an old brassy light fixture into a lantern. These lights are everywhere so this is a super simple project anyone can tackle on the cheap!

lantern from brass light fixture

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Beadboard Drying Rack

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Here’s a blast from the past from one of my fave repurposing gurus around, Gail of My Repurposed Life. Gail turned an old crib rail into a laundry drying rack like Ballard’s ever- popular wall-mounted racks. Of course it wouldn’t escape Gail’s notice that those crib rungs are perfectly suited for their new life!

drying rack inspired by ballards

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