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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Nov 17 2014 :  6:57:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made a pie safe style cabinet from wood salvaged from my parents farm house destroyed by fire. I used a glass door discarded on the roadside. I chalk painted it black and bartered a pear pie with my neighbor for the lettering on the door .





Patty #1840

http://ladygonegreen.blogspot.com/

A rind is a terrible thing to waste. Compost.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
-Jesus in John 6:12 NIV Bible
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4137 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4137 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2014 :  05:05:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patty, your cabinet is wonderful. You did a great job of making something beautiful out of found things and even bartered for the painted words. I have a 'thing' for old cabinets; they add so much warmth and personality to any room.

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 25, 2014
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2014 :  12:05:13 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Beautiful, Patty!


..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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Dapple Grey Lady
True Blue Farmgirl

626 Posts

Betty
Goodrich Texas
USA
626 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2014 :  3:38:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful!!!!


~ Betty ~
Farmgirl Sister # 5589
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4204 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4204 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2014 :  05:33:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patty, that cabinet is breathtaking, I love it! Great job.

My friend and I repurposed some old ice skates. There's pics and a step by step on how we did it here:

http://www.farmgirlbloggers.com/4428#more-4428

Farmgirl hugs,
Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
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Cozynana
True Blue Farmgirl

1123 Posts

Kem

1123 Posts

Posted - Nov 29 2014 :  7:00:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had the bottom of a wrought iron sewing machine and a iron grate. I created an ended table for my living room. I love how it turned out.
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star-schipp
True Blue Farmgirl

942 Posts

Starletta
Middletown Indiana
USA
942 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2014 :  04:33:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love these projects! That cabinet and the end table are so beautiful

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If you can't feed one hundred people, then just feed one. -Mother Teresa

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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Nov 30 2014 :  06:41:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kem, I love your end table, it turned out beautiful!

Patty #1840

http://ladygonegreen.blogspot.com/

A rind is a terrible thing to waste. Compost.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
-Jesus in John 6:12 NIV Bible
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5180 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5180 Posts

Posted - Dec 02 2014 :  02:02:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patty,

The cabinet is just beautiful!!! I love that you salvaged and bartered, how fun!

Kem, I love your end table, very cute!

Farmgirl Sister #5392

By His Grace, For His Glory
~Sharon

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4137 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4137 Posts

Posted - Dec 29 2014 :  10:31:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I moved into my little home four years ago my sister gave me 3 pairs of tab linen drapes. She had bought them when she built her new home but didn't use them.

Her ceilings are 11' and mine are 7' so when I hung them they puddled. After two years of hanging the bottoms were getting a little dirty, so I cut off 6" from each panel, and washed and ironed it. Put it aside knowing that someday the material would come in handy, and it has. I am using it for merit badges and they look pretty good.

Sara
Walk in Peace - Live with Joy
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 25, 2014
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2015 :  08:53:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of my favorite items to repurpose is...calendars!!! I get or buy a beautiful calendar each year. After the year is over, I save it 'just in case'. I've collected many calendars over the years and they sure came in handy when decorating our basement. Our basement is unfinished with gray cinder block walls. They seem so drab to me so I cut up my favorite calendars and used them as wall paper!

My most recent use was a beautiful calendar of antique quilts. I just 'reclaimed' some space down there to start quilting again, but staring at that gray wall was just too much! So I got my scissors and duct tape and set to work. I love the way it turned out! If I can figure out how to post a picture I will be able to show you all how sweet it works!

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2015 :  10:57:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Hoping this picture made it through...What a process for first time picture posters! If not I will try again. Hopefully, you're looking at my faux calendar wall paper.

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2015 :  10:58:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, its a little big but its there!!!

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4204 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4204 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2015 :  08:04:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dena, that is awesome! Luv the idea! Looks really beautiful.

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2015 :  3:07:50 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Made flower boxes for my little glamper trailer from some of the aluminum pieces I removed from an old camper I tore down. I'm using floral foam and silk flowers because I don't want the weight of potting soil and water and have to deal with trying to keep real flowers alive and blooming. I'll post pics in OUTPOST when they're done!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

979 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
979 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2015 :  3:39:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sprayed these metal scroll plaques white and mounted them in the entry to our house. I also have a metal birdcage and may put that in the corner.

Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2015 :  7:41:47 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Vanessa, those are beautiful! Love that kind of "stuff"!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2015 :  7:43:36 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have one of those Stanley thermos bottles that is silver and green but it no longer keeps anything hot or cold. It has been repurposed with some lace and other bits of decoration into a vase to use with our glamper trailer. It still holds liquid so it can be used for fresh flowers as well as silk flowers. Will be posting a pic in the "Reiver's Rest" thread in Outpost in a couple days!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3045 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3045 Posts

Posted - Jun 07 2015 :  9:24:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made myself a CD scarecrow to keep the rabbits away. The vertical is an old broom handle someone left in the yard. It has an eyelet on the end that rotates. I put a stick through it and tied the CDs on it. I taped the stick to the eyelet so it wouldn't slide around. It rotates in the wind and the CDs swing and shine in the sun which startles the rabbits and makes them stay away. I want to put a bit of cement in a hole to keep it straight.



Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4137 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4137 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2015 :  04:55:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marie, brilliant.You have bought the scarecrow into the 21st century.

Have a blessed day, Sara ~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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hoosiercountry
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

karla
north port fl
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2015 :  07:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After two years in the sun my silk geraniums were so faded out I thought I was going to have to throw them out, but they are so pricey. So I decided to try and spray paint them, if it didn't work not a big deal since I was going to trash them. Well as you can see It Worked. I am so trilled I may get another year or two out of them. Sorry can't get picture to download. Karla

Edited by - hoosiercountry on Jun 11 2015 07:23:55 AM
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2015 :  1:07:46 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Here's a pic of the Stanley thermos bottle I mentioned a few posts ago. The flowers are silk, but I could put real ones in it!
CJ



..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
2010 Farmgirl Sister of the Year
Mother Hen: FARMGIRLS SOUTHWEST HENHOUSE

my aprons - http://www.facebook.com/FarmFreshAprons

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4204 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4204 Posts

Posted - Jun 12 2015 :  5:51:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ,

That is so cute!

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2013

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4059 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4059 Posts

Posted - Jun 14 2015 :  05:32:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everyone has such neat ideas here. I have a sort of blindness when it comes to "seeing" how to use something again. Honestly, the ideas just don't come to me very easily. I am thinking this Farmgirl is missing a gene or two in the repurposing department!!LOL!! But I do excel at copying someone else's ideas!! Hehehe!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12031 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12031 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2015 :  1:32:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you ladies are uber awesome!

I currently am working on converting an old wooden sewing desk w/drawers into a port-a-ble bar,,, it was free and I talked hubby into helping... now all I need to do is paint it, polish up the handles, cut a hole in it for the basin and volia!

I'll will post pics when it is done.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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