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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4156 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4156 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2012 :  5:19:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DH took down a baby gate at the top of the stairs. DD is ten, and our dog has figured out how to open it. I just thought today about using it in the garden as a trellis. I agree with Lorena, use that crib as a trellis, or maybe create a quilt rack out of it?

Some beautiful, inspiring projects, girls.

Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters

Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
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rphelps4
True Blue Farmgirl

620 Posts

roxanna
westport indiana
USA
620 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2012 :  07:43:52 AM  Show Profile  Send rphelps4 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I just had to put new floors in my kitchen from the foundation up on a tight budget and wanted a island so I took two of my mothers kitchen cabinets and put them together, put a porcelain top on it, covered the back with a solid piece of wood, and painted it with blackboard paint, so my grandson would have a place to play while grandma cooks!!
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BlackHorseFarm
True Blue Farmgirl

91 Posts

Elizabeth
Chicago IL
USA
91 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2012 :  07:15:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rphelps4

I just had to put new floors in my kitchen from the foundation up on a tight budget and wanted a island so I took two of my mothers kitchen cabinets and put them together, put a porcelain top on it, covered the back with a solid piece of wood, and painted it with blackboard paint, so my grandson would have a place to play while grandma cooks!!



Oh that sounds like it turned out lovely! Do you have a photo?

http://countrygirlinchicago.blogspot.com/

Farmgirl Sister #4032
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2012 :  3:00:31 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
When the shower curtain liner needs replaced, the old one still has some use. I fold it in quarters and it works perfect as a cover for our firepit. The screen cover for the firepit holds it down so it's doesn't blow off.
CJ

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

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

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from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2012 :  09:23:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am making a mini chalk board out of a metal tray I bought for $.50.

I'll have photos on my S.C.R.A.P. blog soon.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2012 :  08:55:55 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Kristi,
Using that Chalkboard paint on some masonite to put inside some thrift shop frames to use at Farmers Market for prices on my aprons.
Pretty nifty product!
CJ

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

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2012 :  06:04:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea CJ!

I just finished this:


Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3538 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3538 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2012 :  08:54:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now, that is just cute, Kristina!

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - May 01 2012 :  06:51:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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annielaurel
True Blue Farmgirl

912 Posts

nancy
fernandina beach florida
USA
912 Posts

Posted - May 01 2012 :  5:04:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kristina, that scissors and tape hanger is really great. It looks so cute and handy at the same time. Something I will think about making.

Nancy

Make everyday a celebration of the heart.
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - May 02 2012 :  04:47:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Nancy, I have more details on how I made it on my S.C.R.A.P. blog. I have a passion for recycling just about anything.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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queenmushroom
True Blue Farmgirl

985 Posts

Lorena
Centerville Me
USA
985 Posts

Posted - May 02 2012 :  07:39:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Found an old galvanized pail across the street from my house in an old dump. There's holes in the bottom. Will be using it for a planter. Still has the handle.

Patience is worth a bushel of brains...from a chinese fortune cookie
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nancypo
True Blue Farmgirl

362 Posts

nancy
boise idaho
USA
362 Posts

Posted - May 06 2012 :  12:46:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We got some free wood pallets at my hubby's job, took the 10' 2x4's to make into a raised bed...

Be the change...

http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3717 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3717 Posts

Posted - May 06 2012 :  12:54:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some really good ideas here!

Farmgirl sister #308
handmade cards, vintage organizer bags and more at www.jeanpatchbymk.etsy.com
http://jeanpatch.blogspot.com
www.chartreuseprodcuts.com/marshajaramillo.html

www.watkinsonline.com/rjaramillo
www.sunshinefarmgirlcoop.com
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FieldsofThyme
Farmgirl Guide & Schoolmarm / Chapter Leader

4928 Posts



USA
4928 Posts

Posted - May 07 2012 :  10:50:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm making a button jar from an empty peanut butter jar. Pictures will be on my S.C.R.A.P blog tomorrow :) Great for hope chests. I have another kiddo graduating, and these will be a nice addition to their hope chests.

Farmgirl #800
http://pioneerwomanatheart.blogspot.com/

http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

From my hands: http://pioneerpatchworkhomespun.blogspot.com/

From my Camera: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pioneerwomanatheart/
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FarmRose
Farmgirl at Heart

4 Posts

Rose
Napa CA
USA
4 Posts

Posted - May 23 2012 :  1:35:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This spring I am so proud of my recycled greenhouse. I utilized old half wine barrels that are no longer planters, big 2'X10' shelves that the neighbor gave me when she moved, hoops from gardening that used to use to keep the deer off the garden plants, plastic from the construction site nearby, garden stakes and big containers filled with water as a thermal barrier. I ended up with a 100sqft greenhouse that kept my plants toasty warm. I even managed to get the peppers to germinate! Everything is moving out of the greenhouse and getting put into the ground in the next week. I even have a ton of shredded paper from my nine-to-five that will work great as a mulch to keep the weeds down between the garden beds.

On another note, our chicks are growing very fast, and they go through an entire 'small' feeder of food in half a day. Does anyone have any ideas or has re-purposed something that could be used as a feeder for our hungry chicks?
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Leilaht
True Blue Farmgirl

155 Posts

Elizabeth
Highland MI
USA
155 Posts

Posted - May 24 2012 :  3:19:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh let's see....
1. Made a bottomless chicken tractor from some pallets, a blue tarp, and some chain link fence.
2. Made raised beds from some cardboard, pallets, and well composted horse manure.
3. Started seedlings in egg shells in the cartons.
4. Made a reusable ziploc bag from an old plastic tablecloth and some scrap fabric.
5. I put an old rocking chair in the front yard and planted some trumpet vines behind it so they'll twine up through the back with violets around it and a piece of the plastic packaging from the invisible fence in the seat with thyme planted in it. It should look like a chair cushion when it gets growing good.

That's just lately. I love to repurpose things. No point buying new when you can reuse something you already have. Last year I made bags from old jeans (they already have pockets!) and placemats. I cut some old t-shirts into loops and used them to knit a rug for the bag door this spring. I made slobber mats to put under the dog's water bowl with placemats sandwiched between two cloth napkins I bought at rummage sale.

I could go on for a long time! lol


Liz

Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

Proverbs 31:25
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jollyquilter
True Blue Farmgirl

251 Posts


WV
USA
251 Posts

Posted - May 27 2012 :  9:18:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I take the perfume sample cards that are in magazines and use them in dresser drawers. or in the linen closet. Even use the mens fragrances for "his" sock drawer.

www.StuffByKim.etsy.com
http://fiberandflea.blogspot.com
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4156 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4156 Posts

Posted - May 29 2012 :  06:36:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found a vintage copper chamberpot (I think that's what it may be) and am repurposing it to hold soil on my gardening bench.

Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters

Suburban Farmgirl Blogger
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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13227 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13227 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2012 :  09:34:59 AM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Aluminum siding, license plates, baling wire . . . and fun stuff!
CJ


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

living life - www.snippetscja.blogspot.com

from my hands - www.cjscreations-ceejay.blogspot.com

the "Purple Thistle" http://www.ceejay48.etsy.com

from my heart - www.fromacelticheart.blogspot.com

from my hubby - www.aspenforge.blogspot.com
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Kelly Diane
Farmgirl in Training

17 Posts

Kelly
Fairport NY
USA
17 Posts

Posted - Jun 04 2012 :  10:23:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recently, I started cutting up my kids baby and toddler clothes to make them each a quilt. I also have used some of the old clothes to make doll clothes. And you know those old style spinning hanging belt organizers? I don't wear belts, so I hung one on my spice rack above my stove, and all my measuring spoons are hanging on it. It's pretty handy :)

Smile always!


http://kschoff21.blogspot.com/
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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  2:49:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use feed sacks to make shopping bags, toilet paper rolls for plant starters, sweatshirts for swiffer covers and many other things. I can't throw anything away with out thinking... "What can I make from this" and I don't buy anything without saying "What can I make one of these out of". It becomes a way of life.

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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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7005 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7005 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  4:58:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
CJ - that is THE coolest thing I've ever seen done with license plates! A sign that surpasses all the rest!! Kudos to you, girl!!! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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jan49829
True Blue Farmgirl

2397 Posts

Janet
Winter Haven Florida
USA
2397 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  7:22:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Patty, you are very creative and the best repuposer I know of. Love what you come up with.

Janet
Farmgirl Sister #3340

http://hardatworkcrafts.blogspot.com

http://Jan49829.etsy.com
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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Jun 11 2012 :  7:43:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awhile back I received for free a corner shelf cabinet. It was in a kids room and little by little I'm re-doing it.
My bedroom is cowgirl/ranch themed.
Plan on painting the cupboard doors a sage and the trim a deep beige. Inside the shelves I may line it with various fabric or paper and seal with mod pog.

Looking forward to how it will look when done!

Blessings,
Linda
www.scatteredlittleblessings.blogspot.com

Country at Heart
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