Favorite “Pinspirations” (Ideas found on Pinterest)

AO has been on Pinterest for a while now, initially I just wanted to see what all the hoo ha was about. But now I really do love it. Pinterest is great for the estate sale shopper because of all the random, crazy, funky things you find, but never know what to do with, you can now find great ideas and be inspired on Pinterest!

Below are a few of my favorite upcycle/recycle ideas found on Pinterest:

Lets say you found some great #vintage shutters. Ok so you don’t really need shutters, but aren’t they cute? Make them into a side table. From Good Housekeeping:

Linked to this Good Housekeeping article: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/crafts/how-to-build-a-table

Do you know how often we see old globes? Sure, there are some people who collect them. But we also get plenty that simply are not collectible due to condition or lack of interest. But look what they can become! Paint it. Decoupage it. Glue photos to them. Turn it into a lampshade. Decorated globes are a great way to take something old and make it new.


Originally linked to this website: http://aestheticoutburst.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

And then there are LISTS on Pinterest. 101 ways to do ANYTHING. This one here is a great example of what to do with old magazines. There are so many old magazines that we never know what to do with. You can buy old magazines at estate sales for pennies and turn them into really unique treasures.

A list of 100 + ways to creatively use old magazines: http://chrysti.squarespace.com/always-chrysti/2010/9/24/100-ways-to-creatively-reuse-old-magazines.html

This one has got to be one of my favorites. We see soooo many #vintage non-working watches that are just beautiful. I love the idea of making them sentimental, yet keeping their original shape. You could take the faces and make them into necklaces too.

Photo from Tumblr: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9a00zPTNF1rdmhz3o1_1280.jpg

Ok I have to show off. This next pin has an Amber Ostrich purchase inside it. Blue Note Bakery, a local Austin bakery, used this hatbox as a cake stand, bought at one of OUR estate sales! Pretty cool. Naturally, I have repinned it to one of my boards.

Linked to: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e5/02/8a/e5028ab1efbc00bbd8035aadabf15646.jpg

Have you ever been tempted to just buy old records and make them into stuff? Here’s a great example of how to reuse that vintage vinyl. Use it for cupcakes or cookies, donuts, whatever!

Use #vintage #vinyl: http://divinepartyconcepts.com/2012/06/26/vinyl-record-dessert-stand/

There are so many ideas on Pinterest. I can literally spend all day on there getting inspired.

What are some of your favorite Pinterest finds? Have you ever used an Amber Ostrich purchase to make into something you found on Pinterest? I’d love to see your “Pinspirations!”

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