Tip: DIY with what you have on hand

I always try to do whatever I can do with supplies at hand. As you might have guessed I am a "packrat". I never was but circumstances have made me one. I have done a Bar with scrap wood and old furniture. I have done so many things (although the bar was the most difficult to date), I feel like that old saying; :"we the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much for so long with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing".

Anyone else have any good projects done with what you had on hand already?
  3 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 05, 2017
    You're an inspiration. I'm working really hard to save and reuse everything as much as I can. Thank you for sharing!

    • K. K. on Feb 06, 2017
      Thank you Hillela G.,
      I needed to hear that. I like hearing from you and all the others who leave comments. It keeps me going.

  • DORLIS DORLIS on Feb 05, 2017
    I come from a family of diy people. My mother grew up during the depression when you learned wear hand me downs and to quote my grandmother, "Wear it out, use it up and then if it is clothes, cut it up for a quilt."

    • K. K. on Feb 06, 2017
      Hi DORLIS, my father & mother also grew up in the depression so I know what you are saying. they had similar situations to your mother. By the time I was born they had risen above that era but they always remembered it and they would tell me stories about how bad it was for everyone. I am glad I listened to them.

  • Kathleen Francis Kathleen Francis on Feb 05, 2017
    Add lovely appliques to this hand made duvet cover to make it stand out in bedroom that fills with colors : )