2.02.2009

Rethink & Repurpose...

(light fixture as a vase)

After picking up this magazine this weekend, I checked out the DYI website and was drawn into the storage section, because I am always needing more of it! It would seem that most are trying to save these days so I was happy to see their spin on flea-market finds repurposed for some everyday uses (following suit to last weeks post). After seeing all these things, I really need to visit a flea-market soon! Have any of you repurposed a flea-market find? Please share!
(birdcage as desk organizer)



(vintage suitcase as mini closets)

(water skis as a serving table)
(doors as furniture)
(My dad has had some of these wire baskets ever since I could remember.
Dad, when you are done with them, I want them! :)

15 comments:

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Lovely selection, darling! I've always loved how some people manage to do awesome things with out of use stuff!
xx

Sherry said...

That is so funny! We both had repurposing on the brain today:

http://www.thisyounghouse.com/2009/02/waste-not-want-not/

Although we must admit your eye candy is far superior! Hope you enjoyed the DIY issue. And thanks for the reminder that we should troll their site more often! Happy flea marketing...

xo,
Sherry

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

LOVE the post...and the whole idea. Those water skiis are a hoot!!

The Harris Family said...

This is so adorable! Love the ideas!!! Keep em coming!

The Harris Family said...

PS- The wire baskets are old milk baskets that dad's dad got from that place where he bought his milk from....remember that?

paula said...

i love the ski table.

LindsB said...

I love the water ski table- its so cool!

michelle said...

After looking at this post, I need to get organized! Gives me a sense of calm :)

Great post...and good timing for spring cleaning.

Yes, re-purposed a dresser and two table/nightstands...all from auction.

Laura said...

Love that light fixture as a vase! And those water skis are quite cool as well...

Lauren K said...

Love the vintage suitcase turned mini closet. I have a mini vintage suitcase that was originally used to store film slides. I'm still trying to figure out what to make of it.

paula said...

you have a little something waiting for you on my blog!

JMW said...

Love cala lillies - I carried them on my wedding day.

Kotori said...

Absolutely love this post - such great ideas! I found you through two ellie... and I'm so glad I did!

Bridgett said...

I am so glad to have found this post. My son loves to water ski. I am headed out to my favorite thrift shops today and will keep my eyes open for the makings of that little table. He will be thrilled! I love the little suitcase too. I have a stack of them that we use as an end table but mine do not look like that inside. Time to get to work evidently!

wide open spaces said...

that little suitcase is beyond...!

love it.