Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Day's Worth of Inspiration - Recycle and Repurpose

The weekend is inching closer and closer, and I hope you're going to be able to set aside a slot of time to re.Create - because I've uncovered some pretty fabulous projects that are definitely worth a try. It's all in the name of another day of inspiration for recycled and repurposed design.

Can't you just see yourself overflowing with inspiration as you sit in your very own beautiful button-backed chair. What? No buttons? Well first priority for you this weekend is a trip to your nearest thrift store! Or Etsy. Or Ebay.



Now imagine yourself getting up and breezing through your own recycled tab curtains as you head outdoors for a bit of fresh air. Can you hear the soft chimes as the aluminum tabs brush against each other?



Once outside, let's have a seat in one of our fabulously funky mod podged garden chairs ...



... as we have a pot of tea, kept warm by the sweetest teapot cozy covers made from Auntie Em's old wool suit that she wore when she married Uncle Ernie.



If we sit still long enough, some of the recycled golf club wildlife that lives in the area will certainly pop in their curious little heads to catch some crumbs from our high tea scones.



Look over there in the garden - the scrap metal flowers are blooming!



I don't know Anne of Green Gables very well, but she stops to ask if we've seen her repurposed book purse. She can't seem to find it and she needs to get home to finish creating her very own rolled magazine page mirror frame.



I suggest that she look on the scrap wood nightstand in the bedroom, furthest down the hall and on the left.



But you mentioned seeing it on the repurposed LP end table in the living room.



"Oh thanks," she said. "You're both absolute recycled angels!"



There's so much recycled and repurposed goodness in the world. So, you see, I hope you find that time this weekend to create something for your own home or garden.

Until next time...
Mike



14 comments:

  1. So fun -- great blog post. Love - as always - your collections of sourced and found creative genius!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for being such a good blog friend!
      M

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  2. You rock, Mike! My heart is set on the button-backed chair, the "curtain" and the scrap metal flowers sculpture! It'll be a busy summer!

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    1. Don't you absolutely LOVE that button-backed chair? My jaw dropped when I saw it.
      M

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  3. cool post...thanks for the love!

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  4. cool post...thanks for the love!

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    1. Well deserved - Nice reclaimed and scrap angel!

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  5. Thank you for a great round up! I'm inspired!

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    1. Perfect! That's why I love these posts with a day's worth of inspiration.
      M

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  6. You are killing me softly with: modge podge chairs, scrap wood dresser, vinyl side table (love) and the book bags. I love those. Can't even begin to say how much!

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    1. Ruth - then it must be time to re.Create!
      Mike

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