Trash to Treasure–The Lazy Days of Summer Edition

It’s Tuesday, and WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Nope, you’re wrong. It means that there are only FOUR DAYS OF SCHOOL LEFT, and this mom is in a little bit of a PANIC. It’s not that I don’t LOVE my children TO BITS, but, I do kinda like my alone time. And it’s about to be over, for a few month at least.

I can’t believe I just said that “out loud.” Am I horribly selfish?

No, I don’t think so, because on top of the wee bit of panic, there’s also excitement for pool days, bike rides, and trips to the library and farmers’ market. I want to cook with my kids, and “reinvent” stuff with them. They are turning into quite the little Goodwill shoppers! Yep, even the TEENAGER.

NOW FOR THE TRASHY PART OF TUESDAY. You didn’t think I forgot, did you? That can’t happen, I LIVE for Trash to Treasure, especially on Tuesday.

Today’s TRASH to TREASURE doesn’t involve sand paper, paint or even Mod Podge. (gasp!)

Today I’d like to challenge you to find something that you’d have never thought to use for home decor, or even something that you might have thrown away…

and hang it on the wall. I got this canvas bag for free as part of a gift with purchase promotion. I didn’t think much of it, and for a week it was buried on my “catch-all” counter. When I finally uncovered it again, and unwrapped the package, I first noticed the black and cream stripes, two colors that are repeated throughout my home. Then I noticed it looked kind of beachy. On a whim, I hung it by the front door on a cool hook that I found on clearance at Joann’s. I LOVE IT.

Don’t ya just feel like you could grab it on your way out the door for an afternoon of shell hunting?

Now for an idea from a sweet blog friend of mine, Blondie ‘N’ SC. Last week when I posted about my naked foyer bookshelves, my friend Blondie suggested a stack of Country Living magazines tied with twine. Well, I just about fell of my chair. What a fabulous idea to use something I either would have recycled, or saved but wondered where to store.

Here they are, past issues “stored” in plain sight, with a summer issue on top. Wow. They fit in with my “lazy days of summer” theme perfectly. I don’t have any twine, so I just put this shell dish on top. If only they made removable address labels…

Thanks Blondie! (if you think this ideas was fab, you MUST check out her blog, not only amazing eye candy, but sweet and insightful words too!)

Well, there you go. No money spent (well, except for the $10 subscription!), no sanding or painting involved. JUST USE WHAT YOU HAVE ALREADY!

Link up those projects ladies, and remember to link back to REINVENTED!

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