My sister was going to toss this olive jar in the trash after our holiday dinner, but I grabbed it and just knew I could do something special with it because of it's shape and the awesome little raised flowers on the sides.
I needed a housewarming gift for a friend and new I wanted to give her a succulent planter, so off to the swap meet I went. She is into vintage cars so I was looking for something along those lines. In the very last row of the swap meet I found this beauty. She was exactly what I was looking for. Of course, she needed a little sprucing up first, but that was the fun part.
This rusted out little lady has been living in my garden for many years, carrying pots of many colors and plants of many varieties. I felt it was time for a new look for her. Enter my trusty can of spray paint. She's now back in the garden with her buddies and happy to sport her new coat of bright purple!
I needed a wreath for one of my walls. It had to be easy to make, pretty, organic and inexpensive. The wreath checked all the boxes and turned out so pretty.
I can get these cable spools for free from our utility company and every time I saw one of them, I just knew I could make something cool out of it. I just wasn't sure what that would be. So I loaded a couple of them into my truck, stored them in the backyard and waited for the creative juices to start flowing! My husband and I are converting some spare space in our home to a wine room and we needed a small table to hold a glass of wine or two and maybe some appetizers. I didn't have a lot of space, so it had to be on the smaller side. Enter the cable spool.
First of all, it's not really a pallet, but a pole cover that the utility companies use when replacing power poles, but a pallet could very easily be used for this project. The pole covers are just thrown out after a couple of uses, so my utility company was happy to let me take this one - the best part - IT'S FREE!!!!