Monday, June 8, 2009

Cheap Trick

I had so much fun last week helping my daughter and son-in-law set up their new home. We worked really hard, cleaning, painting, moving, decorating and repurposing, but the results were definitely worth all the hard work.
Here's a quick repurposing item. They had two of these functional carts. As you can see, they didn't match.
I gave them a quick and easy upgrade. All that was required was an extra set of curtains, a supply of upholstery tacks, a hammer, and the willing and helpful hands of my son-in-law.
We simply placed the carts side by side. Then I folded the curtains to the desired length and held them in place while my son-in-law hammered in the tacks to secure the curtains.
Topped with a beautiful tray and some decorations, those functional carts become
a pretty buffet table
with plenty of storage that's now hidden from view.

15 comments:

Buffy said...

Very fun! I sure wish I'd had a mom like you when I was a newlywed! ;)

Jenny said...

nice idea!

Caroline said...

Very creative idea!!

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Gayle said...

Very clever! Sounds like you had a great time - can't wait to see more pictures!

shortmama said...

How amazingly creative! Love it!

Brittany Ann said...

Very nice! I love to see repurposed stuff.

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

oh that sounds like a fun weekend! great trick!

I'm having a little blog party this week-please stop by sometime!

Chaos Cottage said...

How smart and frugal of you!

Karen said...

Great job!

Chanelle said...

You.Are.Brilliant.
Love this idea, it's beautiful storage and it's next to free!

~Hurricane B~ said...

There is just one more reason why you are followed by so many. Lovely idea. Misses seeing your posts lately, but glad you got to help out your daughter and spend some time with her too.

Lauren said...

Hi Joy,
Just wanted to swing by to say hello. I left a little award for you on my site...just wanted to make sure you knew.
have a great day...and thanks for all you give so generously through your blog!

Grandma said...

Isn't it the most fun helping daughters decorate?! Nothing better in the world!

Allidink said...

Great idea! I so want to try that!

All the best,
Allison

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I was hoping you would post some pix about working your magic over at your Daughter's new place. Feel free to post as many as you'd like. : )

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