I can’t believe it’s been years since I found this beauty. You may remember it from this post. Since then I have been trying to find a decent shade for it. Luckily, I found this one at the thrift store for $1. I thought I would try it out, since it is a common type/color available on most lamps. To make sure my office coordinated, I found a matching shade for the other brass table lamp in my office. And it definitely adds some character alongside my grandmother’s typewriter.
With all the yard sales lately, I have acquired a bunch of random stuff like this candle & fishbowl.
They were both missing something, so I attempted to combine them.
It’s not too bad – a bit earthy & funky, but perhaps I will come up with another combo when my air plants come in. It’s always fun to come up new combinations whether it’s rearranging the living room or something small like this quick project.
Happy Thrifting & DIY-ing!
This summer I had a goal to start a balcony garden for as cheaply as possible. So I searched the apartment for any containers I already had lying around. Sadly I had many vintage Pyrex and other ceramics just collecting dust. So, I figure why not use them as planters or water pans. They add lots of character & are more affordable than planters from the box stores. Just be sure to add a layer of drainage to the bottom of the container (see the small gravel stone in the first picture).
Here’s a sample of what I have so far:
Good Morning Everyone! Remember my birdcage that needed a purpose? Here she is:
I can’t wait to see these marigolds bloom and fill in the new planter! The best part is the coconut fiber liner was less than $2 at my local hardware store. Coming soon is the birdcage top to hanging planters. Until then, happy thrifting!
Hi Everyone – it’s been a while! Today I bring you a story of a birdcage. I found this funny shaped one at a garage sale a few years ago and in all that time I have tried to find a purpose for it. I tried storing books or having it as something pretty to look at above my kitchen cabinets. Nothing ever clicked. Then I really looked at the shape of this thing and thought “this would make great planters – I just need to break it apart”. So I did! and it’s got a purpose now. It just needs some hanging planter liner and rope. I can’t wait to get some flowers in these beautiful planters and show you the final product! Cheers. ~K
(Sorry for the crappy picture – overhead lighting is the worst)
It’s officially pumpkin season! Time for mums, hot chocolate and Halloween costumes. My goal this holiday season is to use only what I can find around the house. Lucky for me I had some leftover supplies from other projects I could repurpose.
Autumn Inspired Bunting = hemp cord + leftover loose crocheted material
Simple ghosts = copy paper + hemp cord
The hemp cord is coarse enough to make this a tape free project! Everything stays in place. The bunting material was cut along the seams into arrow and twin tail ends, so no material was wasted. Recycle, reuse and thrift! It’s all about the simple things.
Sometimes my favorite thing breaks and I tell myself “most of this is still perfectly good and I am saving it”. So I save things and most of the time they sit in a box somewhere shoved under my bed. Then other times, like today, when I look at something and an eureka moment happens.
I had a purse strap in good condition and a somewhat boring looking dresser. And here is what I came up with.
I was inspired by pieces I spotted roaming the Internet a few weeks ago. I know it’s not perfect (it needs washers to prevent the strap from wearing out) but I love the mix of different materials and textures. Plus this only took 10 minutes to put together.
Happy Reusing and Remastering!