I'm back to share some "rubbish reinvented!" Earlier this week I received a phone call from the women's ministry at church. They were having an event they refer to as "Espresso, A Shot of Conversation" in which a whole bunch of ladies get together to eat, talk, and to get a little inspiration. I was asked to head a up a design segment in which I gave ideas on how to use old things in new ways. Well you know this was right up my alley and I thought all you blogger babes would enjoy seeing the trash turned to treasure!
So if you have followed my blog for any length of time you have already seen this old glassless frame turned chalkboard.
But what about this idea for a frame!? I bought the black frame for a whopping .25 cents! It was originally an oak color so I painted and distressed it. Then I glued cork tiles to the back and covered them with a piece of old burlap sack that was doomed for the dump.
And here is a fun and fantastic idea! Do you have any old earrings that have lost their partner? Give them new life by using them as push pins for your bulletin board! They really have so much more style than the tacks from Office Depot!
Speaking of earrings, I recently racked up on the clip-on kind when I visited an estate sale. Little old ladies tend to have multiple pairs and since their possibilities are endless, I picked up a few. So, what can you do with them?
1. Clip them on shoes to add a little something extra.
2. Add them to a bobby pin for a decorative hair accessory.
3. Sew on a purse to create a clutch with a unique clasp.
4. Use as a pendent for a necklace with a vintage feel.
5. Create a tufted pillow with an earring in the middle
6. And the list goes on. . .
I would love to hear all of your ideas on what to do with these vintage beauties!
Have any old books at the back of the closet or up on the shelf collecting dust? Well why not turn those words into a work of art! I took two books and folded the pages in on themselves using hot glue here and there. I love the texture the final piece produces.
Check out this view! So cool!
I love to collect glass jars. They're easy to find and practically free. When you group them together and add a few flowers you've got a beautiful centerpiece for mere pennies!
Lastly, I run into old ladders every once in a while. And recently I decided that I wanted to make use of one that was past its prime and not sturdy enough for standing. So a step stool turned into a side table. Perfect for an office or a little reading nook!
What about you guys, have you reinvented any items to come up with a totally new creation? I would love to hear about them!