Today I’m digging through my archives to bring you 15 ordinary items that I gave an entirely new life to. You might never look at these ordinary items the same way again!
This was the drawer to the awkward “hump” in our babies’ changing table. When we cut the hump off, this was left:
I turned it into a mini bookcase to hold my son’s books:
I found this painting at a yard sale for $2:
I replaced the painting with chicken wire and added fresh paint to create this chicken wire message board:
I found these boring frames and this mirror at thrift stores:
And turned them into a place to hang my hand towels:
This was also a thrift store frame that held this sweet (but dated) nursery print:
I added a little fabric and painted the frame to turn it into this pretty tray:
This pillow started out as a bed sheet and an ordinary pillow:
…before I turned it into a new accent pillow for my bed!
stole rescued this gate from my neighbors trash:
And made a sign for my in-law’s horse barn:
And a birthday gift for my Mom:
I found this headboard at a yard sale for $5:
And turned it into a charming place to hang your coat or hat:
I found this old picture at a thrift store:
A fresh coat of paint, and the addition of metal grate that we had in the garage from another project, and now it’s a magnetic message board:
This cabinet door was one of four I sweet talked a lovely gentleman into letting me buy off of a cabinet he was selling. I didn’t have room for the cabinet, but I had plenty of room for the doors!
It is now the perfect place to hang jewelry!
Last Summer I hit the motherload of discarded fencing, perfectly cut into 4′ pieces and stacked perfectly by the side of the road.
I have created several things with this fencing, including this pretty tray:
I found this flatware box at a thrift store for $3:
And turned it into a cute chest that could be used for just about anything!
My son had outgrown his crib, but I was sad about getting rid of his crib set. So I turned part of his bumper pad…
Into a cute pillow for his bed!
This was another frame I found at a thrift store:
I turned it into a place to display our weekly menu!
This is another picket fence picture:
This became a vintage inspired tool box:
This trio of pictures was another thrift store find:
I turned them into fun wall art for my boys’ bathroom (I even used leftover picket fence pieces here too!):
Usually when I buy something old and outdated, I have no idea what I want to do with it, but in time everything finds a purpose. 🙂 Have you updated anything ordinary to give it a whole new purpose?
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