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Re-Purposing Old Things Into New
March 22, 2012
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bonita
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Sometimes it’s just easier to place discards at the side of the road…knowing someone will find them and turn them into something wonderful. Beats loading them into the car, if they’ll even fit, and driving to Goodwill or similar. And surely beats waiting for the second hand place to pick up any goodies you might be willing to donate. Guess what I’m saying is that sometimes folks know very well there are gleaners out there and put out stuff accordingly.

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March 22, 2012
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“Gleaners”…I like that term! Much better than “dump pickers”!wave

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

March 22, 2012
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I made this from an old T-shirt and some black thread.  All in one morning and I’m no whiz at sewing!  Here’s the link.

http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/04/double-apron-day-easy-t-shirt-aprons.html

 

Tried to post a photo but wouldn’t work.  It’s only 45kb and 319×213 and jpg.

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March 22, 2012
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Thanks for the link, miki…very cute! And easy!

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March 24, 2012
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t-shirt.jpgImage Enlarger

You’re welcomed Brookdale!  Trying to upload the photo again.  Yay!  I got it this time!  Thank you Cindy!!!!!!!

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March 26, 2012
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Cute apron Miki!

(I think yours is the nicest one).

 

I saw this online today and thought of everyone here in the middle of kitchen projects, or not. (Doesn’t everyone have an old picture frame with glass in it or is it just me? ) This is a cute idea for a  refrigerator memo board.
 
March 26, 2012
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Thanks Lajoda! 

 

I do like that idea for the dry erase board but I think I will experiment with maybe a large mirror with a wooden frame.  I wonder if that would work.  I don’t think my to do list would ever fit in a small frame!laugh

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March 26, 2012
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I love that idea.  Make great gifts.

March 26, 2012
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Miki, thanks for the link. That is a great tutorial. I pinned it!

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March 27, 2012
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Thanks, Lajoda.. Organie’s Attic has quite a few great ideas, lots of aha moments in looking through them. Love to repurpose as often as possible. Thanks for sharing this post.  wink

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March 27, 2012
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When I lived by myself I found on the road dead, some 2″ wooden mini blinds. I took them home and used them in my new house for window treatments. Free, and they were just the perfect size and there were new wine glasses in colors. Yeah!

March 28, 2012
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I started saving the coated empty cartons from my organic coconut milk, rinsed and dried. Today I used a utility knife to cut them in half. I will use them to fill with my pro-mix starter to start herbs. The tops with their screw caps on and stapled can also be used. Gives me 8 to 10 half cartons. Using these to start some herbs and heirloom tomatoes for giving away. My daughters and niece and I exchange every June, something new neither of us have growing in our gardens. I also started some Cilantro in my empty loose tea tins for gift givings.  yes

" life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about dancing in the rain"

March 28, 2012
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miki said
Thanks Lajoda! 

 

I do like that idea for the dry erase board but I think I will experiment with maybe a large mirror with a wooden frame.  I wonder if that would work.  I don’t think my to do list would ever fit in a small frame!laugh

Miki,

You could probably find a larger frame at a thrift shop? I think you are going to get a double image when you write on a mirror and it will look like you have TWICE as much to do! surprised

Laura

March 28, 2012
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Yikes!!!!  I don’t need that!  Of course, it might look impressive to others!  LOL  I’ll be hitting the thrift shops soon!

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June 8, 2012
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Not sure if this simple idea was shared here. There are a lot of pages to read through…

I liked this idea for organizing things. So inexpensive and SO very simple:

http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2012/01/homestead-decor-diy-chicken-wire-frame.html

June 9, 2012
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LK I love the chicken wire frame! I like the idea of clipping notes and photos to it.

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June 9, 2012
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I love the repurposed ideas on Pinterest! I have actually done some of them and gathered supplies for some more! i am having a hard time waiting to start when i know I’ll have time to complete a project.happy-feet

June 11, 2012
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I have an old graniteware canning pot that has seen better days and since I received a new one for Christmas I’m planning on drilling some holes in the bottom for drainage and using it to plant either some herbs or flowers.  Does anyone know if I need a special drill bit for this?  As you can tell I’m a novice when it comes to doing things like this.

June 11, 2012
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no speciai bit needed, but aluminum will dull the bit.A hammer and an awl or icepick will also do the job. (Punch (or drill) from inside out, placing pot on block of wood so as not to dent or buckle the pot bottom.)

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June 11, 2012
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Thank you Bonita, can’t wait to try this.  I bought parsley and basil today to plant in the pot, two of my favorite herbs which I use a lot.  I already have a small herb garden but I thought at least I can use the pot for something plus it’ll look old-fashioned and add a bit of whimsy to the garden.

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