Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Repurposed DIY For Everyone!

I've heard it from so many different people...and I've said it myself! "I wish I could..." I'd like to showcase some repurposed DIY designs I've collected that I think anyone and everyone could do - and do well! It won't be hard to find the supplies, either. Not only will you feel the elation of creation (hey, that rhymes!), you'll also be warm and fuzzy in your heart -  knowing that you're helping to save the Earth, one repurposed project at a time.

spotted at Canadian House & Home

spotted at Curbly

spotted at Casa Diseno

spotted at Angelina La Dawn

spotted at Thea's Mania

spotted at Real Simple

spotted at Spearmint Baby

spotted at Poppytalk

So, no more "I wish I could...". Next time it's just "I could."

If you are looking for repurposed DIY inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for unique ideas at every level.

Until next time...

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  1. you're absolutely right! these are great examples - I get so inspired from seeing creativity in action like this! thanks ever so much for sharing :)

  2. for the bookshelves, if you place the bracket going upwards and stack on other books, they appear to be floating!

    1. I like this tip. Thank you anonymous person!

  3. absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  4. These are incredible ideas! Thank you so much!!!

  5. I love your ideas very creative!

  6. Excellent projects. I love them. Thanks.

  7. Loved your choices :-D Thank you for the visit.

  8. Love the book shelves! We have to try this! And the apple crates remind me of working on my grandparents' orchard. I always thought they were rustic and gorgeous - would have never thought to hang them this way. -

  9. Sorry, new to site and DIY ... the site with the apple crates is in German ... how would I do this project? I love it, but, again, I am new and need instructions for everything, I guess! Thanks!

  10. Hey Anonymous - I'm pretty sure she just painted them with these fab colors and then turned them sideways and screwed them into the wall. You'll need proper screws, possibly with the plastic wall plugs to hold them secure since you'll want to put some things in the crates once they are mounted to the wall. Now the trick is to find some crates!

  11. those book shelves made out of books are awesome, getting inspired already for office decor

  12. i really liked all of the branch ideas. thanks!

  13. I just love those book shelves! Since I actually have a ton of old books I inherited when a great aunt died, this may actually be something I can actually do without having to buy anything. It's a crafter's dream!

  14. Where could I get apple crates for cheap? I love that idea for my laundry room for a place my kids can put their shoes when we come in from the garage! Thanks!

  15. I love the book shelves. I'm going to do that at my new place. thanks for sharing.

  16. What a great collection of ideas for the home!

    1. Thanks! I want everyone to know that recycled and repurposed creativity is within reach for everyone. Glad you enjoyed.

  17. the flowers on the walls, what are those made of...i love all of the ideas, just need a little direction i guess!

    1. The flowers on the wall...can you believe that they are paper cupcake liners? They are held with thumbtacks in the center. Isn't it divine?

  18. Thanks for the great ideas. I just pinned your "book" shelf image onto Pinterest to spread word of you there.

  19. I love the branch chandelier idea but there is NO instructions for it a lil direction on the projects would be great

  20. I love the idea for the books. I am also a creative thinker out of the box. I like to re-create or do make-overs with stuff I find. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Look classic ..but cool ideas , can decorative interior house

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