Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday (P)inspiration: Random DIY Awesome-ness!

A couple quick notes before we start (P)inspiration: first of all, I am a guest blogger at Mom's Point of View today, so if you are visiting from there... welcome!! And if you are a regular Salvage Savvy reader, I'd love it if you would stop by and see all the good stuff that is happening over there :)
And for my second note-worthy item: I have to apologize for my lack of blogging last week. I could bore you with a million [ok, not actually one-whole million... but at least, like... 9] reasons why I didn't post more; however, I'll save that super fun [and most likely whiny] story for another day ;) The main thing is this: Today is Monday which means it's a fresh, shiny new week and I promise that it'll be filled with posts.

Now. Let the Eye Candy begin!! I just love a good DIY, don't you? I've decided to go completely random today and just show some dog-gone good DIY ideas. Stuff that makes you say, "Why didn't I think of that?!"  [*As always, just click the image and it'll take you to its source.]

You know that drawer full of your kids' wonderful artwork that you'll never get rid of, but will most likely never display either? Just scan it into the computer & make one super large and totally amazing poster. I love, love [love] this! 
Do you have boring ceiling lights? You know what I mean... those standard, cheap lights sold everywhere that looks like... well, let's just say that ceilings around the world could use a bra! Well, my house is FULL of them, and eventually I'd like replace them all, but that could be an expensive task: therefore, I love ideas like this! This chandelier was made from hanging plant baskets [seriously!]. Brilliant and beautiful- you've got to see how they were made!  
Need a new kitchen island, but don't want to spend a ton of cash? Find an old dresser and turn it into this. I saw this idea on the Nate Berkus show, and it's just so smart.... makes me wish I needed an island! The only thing is this: Nate didn't show what to do to that back of the dresser that's never finished... I'm thinking maybe a chalkboard?? Whatever you do, it's just a lovely idea.

This is a creative, affordable and all around brilliant idea for a dollhouse. I love it. This is creativity at its finest, folks! This idea could even be taken farther by using fabulous wallpaper for a little glamour... oooo the little girl in me has so many ideas right now :)  And someday it'll just go back to being a bookshelf, instead of getting stashed-away because your daughter doesn't use it but can't get rid of it [or is that just my daughter?!].

Curtain rods + fabric = genius. Love this!

Love this idea too. It's sooo easy to make this DIY dry erase board. Just put wallpaper, wrapping paper or scrapbook paper into a frame and get a dry erase marker. Could it be any easier [nope]?

DIY coasters. Just take 4x4 tiles and 4x4 scrapbook paper; adhere to tile with Mod Podge and let dry. Spray a coat of clear spray paint and attach felt pads to the bottom. Wow!! Great idea [If I were responsible enough with my furniture to use coasters, I'd totally make these!].

I believe in the power of prayer. I am a very forgetful person. This is a wonderful visual reminder for people such as myself :)

Gi-normous [yes, that's a word] frame made from rulers. Love. It. This gives me so many ideas.... hmmm. I just love Pinterest!


  1. Thanks for sharing my prayer board and for including a link!

  2. I have seen a few of these but there are some here I have not come across before..have to pin them. Thx for sharing!


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