Jan O'Donnell, Kaaawa, HI, US

Gender: Female

Birthday: 10/05/1952

Member Since: 05/31/2010

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Rusted birdcage to be made into a ......

I found this 3' birdcage on top of a trash can ready to be thrown out.  I have an idea what I want to do with it (no, not a lamp...).  I'll post the finished product when I'm done but...

Game Piece Serving Tray

I had this black tray left over from a gift of coffees and teas I had received.  I was going to paint it and make it shabby chic for my room.  But, I ended up making a serving tray for...

Recent comments

Re: Side table re-do

Very cool and hip!

Re: A Thank you To my MIL

You did a wonderful job. The end result is beautiful. How did you do it? What did you use?

Re: Fred

My old boss was named Fred and this looks just like

Re: Zebra Chair...from dirty to flirty!

This turned out great! Looks so fresh and new. Great job!

Re: Rusted birdcage to be made into a ......

thanks for all the comments, you rust lovers! :>) But I live in the tropics and EVERYTHING rusts here so its not considered cool. I wouldn't be able to sell the piece. So since my plan is to make a "useable" item, not just decor, the rust has got to go. More later....aloha...

Re: Plant Trellis

Oh so pretty!

Re: Repurposed Casserole Server

This is a wonderful repurposing of an item. Like everyone else has written before me, I see these things all the time in thrift stores and have never thought of a use for them! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to make me one for my bathroom and maybe some for Christmas gifts.

Re: This little light of mine...

Looks so cozy, great job!

Re: What to do With a Window from a 1930's House

I love what you did to the window. These type of windows are so beautiful just the way they are, I would hate to do anything in fear it might ruin it. But what you did just accents it's beauty. Really nice job!

Re: "Falling" for vintage chest of drawers

Your leaves remind me of how I did my wall with stars falling down and collecting at the wainscoting. Don't know if you can notice it in my photo here.

Re: Grrrr-ates!!!

wonderful! thanks for the new (to me) ideas.

Re: Country Junk Sale!

don't tell me you found that kitty trashed on the side of the road!! She/he's puuurrrrfect!

Re: Playing Outside...

the rusty spring bench is a great redo!

Re: Vintage Gears turned candle holders

Great ambiance, love it! It would be a great father's day center piece or for a man's birthday.

Re: Rusty metal thing

I love your bright bottle color mix for this special holiday. Happy 4th!

Re: Game Piece Serving Tray

To MakinItHappen ~~~ what is MIL?

Re: Chalkboard Coffee Table

Awesome! It looks so fresh and new. Great idea with the chalk holder. You are very creative!

Re: Great buys last week!

I'm really curious to see how your projects turn out, especially the fitting room paddles.

Re: A new life for an old crib...

Your crib ~ turned ~ bench is lovely. How nice you get to keep and make use of an old (well 31 isn't really old..)heirloom.

Re: Silver plated tray turned beachy chic

This is so beautiful. I love it.

Re: A new kitchen light

I have never seen this idea before, wow!

Re: Dudleys Bed

How lucky for Dudley. He knows comfort!

Re: Any Ideas??

I found a box similar to yours and left it just as it was. I use it as sorter for my office supplies. Mine wasn't a coke box it was an old wooden silverware sorter painted green with dutch children down the sides. All the divisions were the same length.

Are the chairs usable as chairs? Are they sturdy enough. I love the style. I'd redo the seat with very hip fabric and repaint the wood to match.

Re: Before pictures

I thought the same thing ~~ flowers ~~ when I saw the coasters. You could also mount them on small squat candle stick holders and use them as cup cake holders. Please post when you're finished!

Re: Hall Tree On Steroids

so unique! I'm sure you've created a new 'I WANT that!' item.


They look so elegant. You did a nice job.

Re: free find favorites

Very lovely finds. What do you plan to do with the finials?

Re: Guarding the garden

What a wonderful use. I'm going to use your idea in my garden!

Re: Go wild

looks great! I bet it was fun.

Re: Vanity Dresser turned to Desk

Wonderfully creative...

Re: My first...

Great outcome for a first try!