Flea Market Repurposed Hacks

I'm always seeing something and saying to myself: Why on earth didn't I think of that? Well, even though I didn't, luckily for all of us someone else did!

Just take a gander...

I've thought of making a table out of suitcases. But I only have two. And one slants down instead of being level. So that won't work. But this would! And I'd only need the one suitcase I already have.

The industrial-style look is a hot commodity right now. Doubt I'd know how to make this. But those of you with handy husbands might!

Sedums and succulents are also in vogue. And so is the galvanized look. I'd love to find some more galvanized tubs for the patio.

Got an old globe you no longer want? Take the globe out and use it for a paper towel holder.
I could probably handle this one. A metal cow and a board you add a sign to. Adorable!
This is so cute for spring. A muffin tin and some spring-related objects glued inside. Hang it up and create a spring vignette underneath.

You might also like my Pinterest board on flea market decorating.

On a personal note, I just got back from seeing my ankle surgeon. I overdid it on the kitchen, of course, and had pain all the way up into my hip. I wish my physical abilities equaled my energy level.

He put me in yet another boot and they put pads in where certain areas of my foot are really sore so I won't put more pressure on those places.

They said my insurance might not pay for the boot because I've had more than one in five years. You get one in five years. Now I ask you, if you've ever been in a boot for any length of time, you know that they don't last long. 

If I could come up with a boot that would last five years, I could patent it and be rich.

Anyway, I was able to get groceries afterward. The cupboard was just about bare. Abi and Charlie were extra upset with me because I hadn't left them since they were at the vet last Wednesday. Little stinkers. 

It's a beautiful and very warm day here. Spring has sprung.


  1. Some really fun creations! Sorry to hear about your foot, I wish my body would be able to keep up with my desire to do things also.

  2. Neat ideas! I'm sorry about your problems re: the foot and ankle. I get so frustrated with insurance ~ someone sitting at a desk making a decision about a subject they know nothing about! They're certainly not medically trained. If you have any issues about a new boot, fight the negative decision if that happens!


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  4. I love re-use projects...lots of fun inspiration! Hope things work out with the boot!

  5. Too cute. Love the cow sign. Sorry about your ankle . Hope you feel better soon,

  6. These are awesome ideas. I love each and every one. I hope your foot feels better soon. Some issues never go away...we just have to forge on because we do have that mental energy.


  7. I just pulled out one of my vintage suitcases to house a generic American Girl doll and her accessories. It's not real creative, but it works! I hope your foot's feeling better and you're enjoying the sunshine. It's still snowing in MN. Boo!

  8. And Brenda as we get older old injuries and surgeries just keep on nagging us. I am older than you are and have found it no fun to have aches and pains. One boot in five years...nutty. One a year seems like it should be. Love those hacks. Take care. Sheila

  9. Some great ideas! My mom just got a bunch of succulents and shared with me yesterday, so I'll be planting them today.

  10. Love all those ideas. Hope you're better soon!

  11. Clever ideas! I love the muffin tin full of cute stuff.
    Hope your foot feels better soon, I've never had to be in a boot but it doesn't sound fun.
    Happy weekend to you!


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