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Audra Rose
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Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
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Posted - Jul 01 2018 :  2:36:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have 5 hummingbird feeders in the yard. I wanted to hang one away from the others, but didn't have time to buy a shepherd's hook. My mother-in-law had these wire fences, so I set up 4 of them in a square, then zip tied 2 to the top to make a house. The hummingbird feeder hangs from the apex. They've discovered it and there's a bit less fighting over feeders.

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texdane
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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Jul 03 2018 :  06:17:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa-

I LOVE IT! What a great idea! Looks so cute. Good job.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4056 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4056 Posts

Posted - Jul 08 2018 :  5:06:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a cute idea, Vanessa!! Your new feeder is a fun yard art form for the Summer too!!

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Red Tractor Girl
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strength.dignity
Farmgirl in Training

46 Posts

Jamie
WAUSAU WI
USA
46 Posts

Posted - Sep 02 2018 :  9:43:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love repurposing items. My latest was an old door my mom picked up from a salvage shop. I turned it into a headboard for my brother.

~ Jamie

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13311 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13311 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2018 :  6:22:36 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I've been going through ALL of my craft supplies/sewing supplies, etc., purging and destashing. When I was going through vintage linens and laces I came across some small crochet lace "snippets" that I decided to use in my cardmaking.
Here are a couple of my cards that I used these pieces on. I've made others and have about 5 more "snippets" left to use.
I like the way they turned out!
CJ





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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2388 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2388 Posts

Posted - Sep 03 2018 :  8:01:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really pretty!

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

888 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
888 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2018 :  09:40:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love all the ideas!! You ladies are so talented!! I think our most recent repurpose project was an old tv cabinet from the 40's? We purchased it for a whole $25, put a little love and elbow grease into and are currently using it for my boys gaming systems (I can't stand looking at wires, boxes and gaming accessories all stacked up). It's very convenient and it hides EVERYTHING, the faux wooden doors are similar to a roll top desk and pull open. I actually really loved how it turned out!



Dreamer42
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

888 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
888 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2018 :  09:50:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My in laws also had an old stereo cabinet that held those old fashioned beast of speakers, record player, radio, etc... my husband tore all that stuff out, added shelves, new cabinet doors, hardware, granite top (which you can't see as my hubs papers are covering the top of this cabinet right now) and we painted it. I use it for my Christmas china, serving trays, linens and other extra pretty dishes. Just love it! Thought I would share this picture as well!





Dreamer42
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

888 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
888 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2018 :  10:09:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ, I too, love to add lace and doily to my cards, journals, etc... love the texture it provides! I find it so pretty - even more so when it's just a dollop or tag of the lace... almost makes one wonder the history of the lace, where it came from, how it was used prior! So gorgeous!!

Jamie, love the head board - very masculine!

Vanessa, love the hummingbird wire gazebo you created - so cute!!



Dreamer42
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

888 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
888 Posts

Posted - Sep 07 2018 :  10:12:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've gone further back in the email thread - you ladies are so inspiring!! Such AMAZING repurposing ideas!! I look back to my thrifting and realize I've missed out on several projects I could of completed. I will need to spend more time on this thread for more inspiration! THANK YOU!! Looking forward to some new fall projects!!

Dreamer42
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