Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quirky Repurposing . . . AND a Giveaway!

I'm all about using vintage stuff, day in and out.  {Remember this and that?}  And repurposing old household odds and ends, reimagining them for a fresh new lease on life?  What could be more fun ... except maybe a GIVEAWAY

Yep, some of these 8 ideas are a bit quirky and most unusual, and their creators are unknown.  No instructions are to be found, but that's ok!  Simply leave a comment on this post and let us know which one grabs your eye or gets those creative juices flowing, and you'll be in the running for a $10 i-tunes gift card ... for your own pleasure or to share with another! 

Giveaway ends on Saturday, February 9th at 10am {eastern time}!


#1
OLD VOLUMES MORPH INTO SWEET LITTLE SHELVES



#2
A BICYCLE ROLLS ON INTO THE BATHROOM,
TOTING A SINK AND WHIMSICAL TOWEL STORAGE



#3
HALF AN OLD WOODEN CHAIR FLIPS INTO A SURPRISING SHELF



#4
THESE OLD BULBS SHED SOME SWEET ROMANTIC LIGHT



#5
GRANDMA WOULD BE SHOCKED TO SEE HER MUCH-LOVED 
WEEKEND VALISE EMERGE INTO THIS DELIGHTFUL CUPBOARD 



#6
THIS COOL RACK WOULD CATCH THE ATTENTION OF
 COATS AND BACKPACKS ON A MUDROOM WALL



#7
WHO'D DREAM YOU'D BE GAZING INTO THESE OLD RACKETS?



#8
GUYS WOULD LOVE THESE HANDY HOOKS FOR A JACKET
OR TOOL BELT IN THE WORKSHOP

1.  Which one jumped out at you?  Leave a comment on this post and let us know!  Limit one comment per day/per person!

2.  Come back on Saturday, February 9th at 10 am {eastern time} to find out if you're the winner of the $10 i-tunes gift card! 



Thanks, Dot, for sending these along!

35 comments:

  1. I think the bike as a sink is adorable but the upside down chair back is just down right creative!

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  2. And I'm loving Grandma's 'valise,' Marty ... REALLY!

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  3. Ummm . . . I can't decide which of the first 5 I like best - they are all great!! If I had to pick, probably the books made into shelves - love old books and love shelves so . . .

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  4. Yes, those old books are so wonderful, Dar ...

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  6. I'm applauding Blogger who picked up on the spam and got rid of it quickly!

    I'd much rather hear from YOU, faithful readers!

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  7. The bicycle was amazing creative, but my practical side thought, can you imagine what a pain that would be to keep that clean?
    I loved the wrench hooks, but can't imagine my husband parting with any of his!
    And I loved those tennis rackets.

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  8. Elizabeth - my husband would KNOW I'd lost my mind if I even hinted that I'd want to 'repurpose' a single tool in his workshop!

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love the "book" shelves. As a librarian this is right up my alley. I have a lot of very old books and I was looking for an interesting way to display them!! Thanks!!!

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  10. Val - I'd love to hear/see how the finished project looks! FUN!

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  11. Love all of these, but the book shelves are my favorite! Seems like they'd be easy enough to make.

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  12. Keep us posted, Alison!

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  13. I think the tennis racket mirrors are adorable! The bicycle is pretty cool, but I don't think I could pull it off.

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  14. Might make looking in the mirror at o'dark thirty a little less painful!

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  15. so many clever ideas! i think i like that half of a chair used as a shelf the best! :)

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  16. That one really threw me for a loop, Jennifer!

    ;-}

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  17. These are all so inventive, it's difficult to choose one. But I think the wrenches speak to me -- being married to an ironworker! :)

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  18. Yea, Nancy, these are a man's man coat racks for sure!

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  19. Those are all really fun! I think the wrenches and the tennis rackets are my favs, though. :)

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  20. The books as shelves? Be still my heart. Love it. My grandmother had a suitcase just like that. My mama has it now.

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  21. Hey, girls ... wrenches, rackets, and those books ... FUN! But I'm still loving that little suitcase ...

    Thanks, Lindsay, and Southern Gal for weighing in!

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  22. I really like the books for shelves, probably because I'm a bookworm.

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  23. Yep, those books are the big draw, Renee, aren't they!

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  24. WOW! What stunning amazing projects! I'd have to say the one that jumped out at me the most was the bicycle holding up the sink but I totally LOVEd all of them. How unique! Stopped by from Studio JRU.

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  25. Love the bicycle! And the valise mirror. Great ideas!

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  26. Thanks, Paula ... Studio JRU is such a lovely, supportive community. And ... got room in your bathroom for a bicycle?

    ;-}

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  27. Beth - FINALLY! Someone else who loves that little old valise!

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  28. Love them all but 3 actually say, "You could do this!" The book shelves--LOVE them; The valise--Great idea, been needing a cabinet and this is a great solution; and I like the light bulbs--wondering how to do that. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. If you do the valise, Mary Ellen, I'd love to see how it turns out!

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  30. I absolutely love the book as shelf idea. I'm wondering how to incorporate it into my office -- I have papered one wall in Shakespeare, so I think that would look fantastic as an accent.

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  31. That would be just plain FUN! Thanks for sharing your brainstorm!

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  32. all of these are so dang adorable. love the bookshelves the best! clever, useful, and attractive!

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  33. Join the club, Leslie ... these babies are, hands down, the most favored idea of the bunch!

    Thanks for weighing in this afternoon!

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  34. I love the bicycle. I don't know about how to do these google stuff so I won't be your winner but just didn't even realize it was a giveaway and as I scroll I saw the bike and thought, wow how cool for my brother the ever bicycle riding enthusiast !

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l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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