Tutorials & Tips Tuesday Link Party {21}

My tip for you today is to use your mind’s eye when you are looking at 2nd hand objects. For example, I present to you Exhibit A: An ugly basket for $4.

But if you can see past Exhibit A’s weird onion thingies and deteriorating burlap…

…and if you can imagine covering up the wire with some simple twine…

…Then you can see a cute basket to hang in your kitchen.

…And fill that empty space above your door…


Now let’s see your Tips and Tutes from this week! Please leave a text link back to Home Stories A to Z at the end of your post.



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  1. Kira says

    Totally my first time adding a link, and I didn’t mean to give it my name as the title. Could you delete it so I can redo it? #16…thanks!

    • says

      I did the same thing just a couple weeks ago!!!{{laughing}} and it won’t let you back in to edit. I just linked up my second project and won’t do that again. :)

  2. says

    love the basket. The post I’m sharing this week is along the same lines- I bought a cheap (ugly) sofa and made a slipcover & pillows for it. Thank you so much for hosting! Happy Monday!

  3. says

    Beth – You thought of a really clever way to repurpose that basket. It will be cute this fall in the same place with gourds replacing the starfish.

    Thanks for hosting the party!

  4. says

    Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest- AGAIN!
    I have a bag of baskets that were well on their way to Goodwill- saved by the bell!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

  5. says

    Love the basket! It looks fabulous with the starfish in it. AND, I noticed something in your picture.. that I haven’t noticed before. The fabric on your drumshade hanging from the ceiling is the EXACT fabric I have been eyeing on fabric.com for months!!! I love it! What do you think of it? Does the blue pop or is it a bit pale? I want to use it to make pillows and/or curtains for my living room and I’d love your thoughts!! :)

  6. says

    what a fun party Beth. Sorry I’m so late. But there are some really fun things linked up. I love seeing everyone’s creativity!!


    PS — I LOVE your summer mantel! When are you having another mantel party. I love those!!


  7. Jessica says

    I love that cute basket! I am having a hard time finding blinds that I like similar to the one on your door. Any suggestions where to purchase some?

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