April 23, 2011

Saturday Seven (No. 8)

One thing I love about this blogging community of ours is the industrious spirit that is so evident in so many projects. There is something so gratifying about taking something old, worn out, or outdated, and turning it into something useful or beautiful!

With Earth Day just past (it was yesterday), I thought it would be very fitting for all of the projects in this week’s Saturday Seven lineup to share a common thread: repurposing. I have to say that in perusing different blogs for projects to showcase, I was genuinely inspired by the plethora of outstanding ideas out there!

So now, in no particular order, this week’s
{Repurposing Project} Saturday Seven!

No. 1
Crib-Turned-Bench @ A Diamond in the Stuff


Once we are past the crib stage, I have vowed to myself to remember this idea! Absolutely lovely!

No. 2
Ladder Laundry Rack @ Little Lucy Lu


What a marvelous space-saving idea! And I adore the blue color Bec chose here, too.

No. 3
Toddler Bowling Game @ Nice Girl Notes


For anyone with toddlers, these little containers are probably immediately recognizable. Turn the packaging from Gerber “poofs” (our fond nickname for them) into a fun bowling game for little ones. So. Incredibly. Smart!

No. 4
Recycled Cardboard Window Valance @ In My Own Style


A girl who can create something attractive out of cardboard is a girl after my own heart! Can you believe this valance started its life as a humble box? No kidding!

No. 5
Vintage Typewriter Planter @ Besserina


Bess has an affinity for old typewriters, and I can certainly understand why. Isn’t this lovely, and so completely unexpected? Bravo!

No. 6
Pen and Pencil Caddy @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM!


I love when a kids’ crafting project is actually something that can be put to good use! The moment I saw this great idea from Kelli, I added it to the crafting queue for my little ones.

No. 7
DIY Solar Lights @ The Hand Me Down House


I fell head over heels for these last year! Wouldn’t these be great for outdoor entertaining?

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So, which repurposing/recycling projects would make it into your list?

Thanks for reading! Enjoy your Easter weekend, my friends!

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid

8 Responses to Saturday Seven (No. 8)

  1. ArtsyNina April 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Ding Ding Ding! I just had an ah-ha moment when I saw that crib-turned-bench. i just took down my toddlers crib because a spindle broke, but there are three good sides! I wanted to repurpose it somehow. This is a great idea!

  2. Bec@littlelucylu April 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Thanks for the feature, Amy!
    I really appreciate that!
    ~Bec :-)

  3. Finding Charm April 23, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I’ve decided ALL of them will make it to my list. I love repurposing finds at garage sales, flea markets, wherever. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff April 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Thank you thank you thank you for featuring my crib bench!!!!!

  5. Kelli @ RTSM April 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    That ladder laundry rack is such a smart idea…and the fact that the color is great makes it even better! Thanks for including our little recycling project in you Saturday Seven:)

  6. Jessie April 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Oh, I love the crib bench. It’s such a clever idea. It was nicely done, too.

    Jessie
    http://www.mixandchic.com

  7. ConsigningChrissy June 30, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    Love the crib post!! We’ve shared it with our readers!!

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