Monday, December 26, 2016

My 2016 Favorite Trash to Treasure Projects

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday celebration! I don't know about you, but I'm feeling the need to kick back and relax awhile before the new year and new adventures begin. I always enjoy looking back through the year and re-sharing some of my favorite projects. no particular order, I put together a collection of my favorite 2016 trash to treasure projects. You can click on the link below each picture to see the original post. I hope you enjoy them the second time around.

turn the side of a rustic old crate into a one-of-a-kind tray
make a new cloche with old lamp parts

how to turn a new crate into a one-of-a-kind custom dog bed

turn vintage tree light reflectors into a bouquet of flowers
how to update old frames with burlap, paint, and vintage jewels
create a one-of-a-kind whimsical pumpkin person with vintage bits and pieces

how to make garden planters and tea light holders with cast iron garden posts

turn a vintage carrying case into display shelves

my favorite repurposed and upcycled trash to treasure projects of 2016

We're really looking forward to a new adventure in 2017. A few months ago, I posted about the beginning of our downsizing, relocating, and purging goals in Unloading the Clutter One Cabinet at a Time. I've been working on the process a little here and a little there, but now it's time to get seriously serious about it! So, if my junking adventures and repurposing projects are few and far between, you'll know why. Who knows what fabulous junk I'll rediscover and eventually repurpose. I'll never stop. It's in my blood.

~ Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017 ~

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  1. Betsy love seeing all your creative treasures from this year. I know 2017 you will inspire us with your creative soul. You are the queen of re loving junk into treasures. Have a great rest of this last week of the year.
    Happy 2017.

  2. I do remember most of these great junk to treasure treasures! I am at the point of needing to downsize also but it seems I keep adding more junk to my junk. That's in my blood!!

  3. Betsy, it's hard to choose a favorite of your great junk to treasures. I always enjoy your posts. Let the downsizing begin. It is hard but I'm ready to let go of more things in 2017 myself. Enjoy this week, I'm resting up also! Hugs!

  4. I can't pick a favorite, they are all fabulous, Betsy! I look forward to many more of your great repurposing and upcycling projects.
    Have a good start into the New Year and have a healthy, happy and creative 2017!

  5. Fun to revisit these -- especially reminding me about the burlap jewels!

    Happy New Year, Betsy!

  6. How fun seeing all of your wonderful creations together like this! They'd make an inspiring book!

  7. All your projects are so creative, Betsy. I can't wait to see the next ones.

    I hope 2017 is full of happy surprises for you and great repurposing projects!

  8. Always love seeing your creative genius at work, Betsy! I love them all! Downsizing is no fun, but makes you feel so good when you free up space. Wishing you many creative endeavors and wonderful blessings in the coming new year! xx Karen

  9. So hard to choose a favorite because I love them all. But if I could only choose one my pick would be the tray. I love trays...any color and any size! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. I never cease to be amazed at your creativity - even on a second look.

    I love to use forks in my decor and I might just stick a fork in an old teapot today!

    Happy New Year!

  11. Betsy, you've had so many fabulous ideas!! Pinning and pinning. :)

  12. I always enjoy your posts, Betsy! The imagination you have... all your creations are so creative. I especially love the rustic tray. Just brilliant!

    Best wishes for a super 2017 - may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so we can continually be inspired.

    Gaby xo

  13. I'm just checking in to see if everything is okay.

    I'm scrolling my blog list from bottom to top and I see you haven't posted in ages.

    1. Hi, Carol. Everything is just fine here; you're so sweet to ask and wonder. We've been so busy trying to get the house in order so we can get it on the market by the end of March. Most of my "junk" has been moved to storage in my attempt to declutter, lol. Not much time for anything else these days, but hopefully that will change once we get relocated. Still posting on Facebook and Instagram.

  14. I'm not one to look behind me, basically I am full steam, well-half-steam ahead. But, this was very fun looking at your projects! Makes me think I wasted a whole year, lol. Sandi


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