Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Tool Box Isn't Just For Tools Anymore

There are so many uses for everyday items...and to me...the older, rustier,
more faded and distressed...the better.
Let me show you some items that may have begun their journey intended
for one use...but then I got a hold of them and...
well...take a peek~a~loo at some goodies that have found new and different life in our home.

This is one of my favorite things in the kitchen...

My family wouldn't know what to do if I put silverware in a drawer...
I added a couple of wooden needle, spindle~y things...just cuz...

There is an old rusty, paint~peel~y ladder that I use as a pot rack under
all of those pots and baskets...
Used to be a headboard...

Now it's a bench...

Doll houses are not just for dolls....not in my neck of the woods...

The clock in~nerds are long gone...

But this piece is timeless in my book...

Rooster~loving dish towels...
Are now a couple of my favorite pillows...

This old window hangs above the tub in the bathroom...
Great storage for every basket I have ever owned and then some...
I am really starting to get in the autumn mood...I have decided to not buy any
new fall decor...but instead re~purpose and re~use all the stuff~ola I have gleaned over the years into new and interesting seasonal goodies...with all my coloring outside the lines and decorating shenanigans...it is a good thing my family loves me...odd silverware holder and all...what can I say...it is just fun~ner to decorate this way!
Smiles ~ Ramona

7 comments:

Darlene said...

Hi Ramona,

I absolutely LOVE all of your re-purposed items!!! You use everything in such fun and unique ways. I LOVE those rooster pillows made from the dish towels!!! Your posts ALWAYS put a smile on my face and I usually come back and look at the lovely pics and re-read them several times.

I can't wait to see how you are using your fall decor this year.

Hope you are having a marvelous weekend.♥

Jill said...

Ok, I seriously need a better view of the bathroom. I've got see what that window looks like over the tub!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh Ramona!! girl this is my favorite post of yours for all time (well so far) I love those rooster pillows...HOW KEEEEUTE! And then that doll house holding magazines! I just went gaga over that one. I saw an unfinished doll house wooden kind of thing at Michaels! Oh my the wheels are turnin'....Your pictures show such creative cuteness..I just can't stand it! Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Very, very clever ideas! Thanks for sharing them. laurie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that the Rooster Party is this Friday, August 28th. I am so glad you joined and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Roosters.

Hope you have a wonderful time!

Barb

Lou Cinda said...

I love every bit of this!!
It looks great!!

Lou Cinda

Lou Cinda said...

I love every bit of this!!
It looks great!!

Lou Cinda