Monday, May 5, 2014

~THE JOY OF REPURPOSING~

Using something that was made for one purpose and using it for another.
What fun!
Some idea's I get are from other bloggers..and though I might not be exactly the same thing they did..it's from them that I solved a problem or just tried something different.
My inspiration comes from Penny@ My Vintage Home for example.  
 You may not copy exactly, but being inspired to TRY new things..step beyond what I would normally do..is really fun.
I love it!

At the little second hand store, the lady didn't really know what this was.  She said it might be a shawl.  I noticed that the edges were ragged..as if it were torn away from something.  I immediately knew I could use it for something and a "shawl" certainly wasn't it.  
The bathroom mirror is one big square of glass.  I've always wanted to do something with it ..but it would have ..and perhaps one day will, require it being removed, but not now.  For now..this worked just fine for me. 
A crocheted piece as a sewing machine cover.
I like this better then the harsh plastic cover.  
A pretty wedding headpiece works to decorate this little bi fold bathroom door to my little powder room off our bedroom.   It's feminine and pretty ...I was inspired!  
It doesn't interfere with the opening and closing of the door.. thankfully.

A pair of pretty gloves..add another soft touch to my dresser.  

I love being inspired..and as I have said before..bloggers that love to decorate are, to me, better than any magazine on the market.  (although I admit to being hooked on magazines, I find my best idea's on blogs.)

Thanks to all of you who share your beautiful homes with us and even take the time to show us how to do things.  These are changes that don't cost a lot of money.  
LOVE it! :)
Mona

*I am joining Marty@ A Stroll Thru Life

29 comments:

  1. I love the addition of a "shawl" to your mirror....just gorgeous! Now, YOU are my inspiration...I love the lace cover over your sewing machine, and turning on the machine light is perfect! I can't wait to do that to my sewing machines in the studio! Take care...hugs, Penny

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  2. you utilize your discoveries so well in your home, its beautiful and so girly girl!! We are so lucky to have so many friends to share ideas!

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  3. I love having pretty things around me, too and find inspiration in all of these wonderful blogs. It's fun to find vintage things that work this well and mean more to us, too. Enjoy your week my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  4. I love your piece of lace. The crochet piece on the sewing machine is nicer than plastic. Hope you and your husband are doing well and enjoying your spring. xoxo,Susie

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  5. I sure do love the beautiful wedding vial hanging there! Gorgeous...

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  6. "Oh Mona, I love what you did to the mirror - it looks so good. The beautiful piece on your sewing machine is also lovely.
    Yes, your right, I also get a lot of wonderful ideas from fellow bloggers - they are the best.
    Hope all is well with you and so glad that that HOT weather is gone for awhile.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  7. Oh I love those curtains Mona, great find. Have a great week ;)

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  8. I never would have thought of making a sort of valance for a mirror...splendid idea!! I also love my magazines, but blogs are fast becoming my main source of decorating ideas. There are so many talented gals out there. You are one of them. Have a nice week!

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  9. Oh I adore all your finds and you have a real gift for displaying things in such a lovely femenine, girly way. I love that. The mirror and the valance are so stunning. Thanks tons for joining the party.

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  10. It's so great to see you post! I hear you on the re purposing. The valance you have reminds me of an old crochet tablecloth I found, cut and used for a valance longer than I care to admit!

    I hope you start to share some pictures of that marvelous garden of yours! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. Isn't that the truth? Some of my best ideas come from my blogger friends! Love that mirror topper, great idea! Have a blessed day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

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  12. with the internet and bloggers i always learn something new, find inspiration each day... others photography skills inspire me to try harder... each of us have different desires and inspirations.. you found yours

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  13. Such a gracious person you are . . . ready to share ideas, give credit, pay it forward . . . Sweet ideas Mona, the above the mirror piece changes the wide space creatively. Who would have thought . . . not me!

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  14. love the "shawl" effect, on your big mirror. love how you saw it in the store, and got the inspiration, on how to use it. :-)

    i appreciate the inspiration of bloggers, because i don't seem to have it much myself, with decorating. good for you, who do!!!

    tessa~

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  15. Mona that head dress on your door looks so romantic. Plus your touch of gloves on the dressing table looks classy.
    Trust you to find the perfect piece for the bathroom mirror. It looks great.
    Sending big hugs
    Kay

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  16. NObody in the entire blogging sphere can come up with the ideas and creations that make your home and garden so unique. You are one in a million dear Mona, and I do not know a million, so I put you in first place. It is just truly delightful to read your posts and look at your photos to see what you have accomplished next. Have a wonderful day and hello to PH. lol

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  17. Mona what wonderful ideas you posted about. Every one was delightful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  18. Such neat finds and you have created some great ways to use them....I love to repurpose!! I love the fact that you don't have to spend lots of money to have fun and to be rewarded by doing so by finding old things.
    Have a Blessed day.

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  19. How beautiful everything is! You may be inspired by others, but you turn around and inspire some more. These are great ideas!

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  20. Great ideas and so pretty and "girlie"! Thanks for sharing Mona! You do have a knack for decorating!

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  22. Morning my sweet Mona, Always such a wonderful blog. I have been in ER with Kidney Stones and oh my the pain. But, I will get back into the grove soon.

    Hugs
    Barbara In Sunny Florida

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  23. Ah yes, repurposing is great and I have been doing the same with items here in our home, Mona. I liked the use for the shawl and the mirror covering. The bridal wreath and gloves were pretty accents as well.

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  24. Looks wonderful, sister friend.

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  25. Beautiful and inspirational!!!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  26. I love all your little touches Mona. The scarf softens up the mirror and looks beautiful. That was a great idea.Have a lovely weekend.

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