10 Etsy Finds :: Repurposing

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - 10 repurposing ideas

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Etsy lately for a couple of reasons.

I’ve been on the hunt for some things we need for the house.  Also, Christmas is only two months away, and I’m behind with my shopping, as usual.

Plus, Etsy is addictive as heck.  I’ve spent way more time in the past few days surfing around than I probably should have.

It occurred to me though:  might as well make it  a little more productive and share some of the fabulous things I’ve found.

Oh, and speaking of Etsy, I’ll be listing some items of my own soon.  Finally!

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Etsy Finds :: Repurposed Items - Living VintageMarian and Hazel create these pretty vases and planters from recycled wine bottles.  See pricing and more photos here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - repurposed electric fanWhat a neat idea to repurpose an old fan into a light.    If I could afford it, it would be mine.  See it here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - spoons as plant markersI just love these spoons repurposed as plant markers, don’t you?  You can build your own set here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - jewelry display using reclaimed woodI’m not one to use jewelry as decoration, but this idea using old spindles and reclaimed wood may have convinced me otherwise.    See more photos and pricing here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - a sweet piece of art using tin cans and vintage paperThis is a cheerful piece of art using tin cans and antique paper.    Check it out here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - soap dispensers using recycled Patron bottlesI think these are so pretty and never would have suspected that these soap dispensers were made from recycled Patron bottles. See them here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - chalkboard made using an antique window or cabinet doorCool idea.  Turn an old window into a chalkboard.  See it here.
(We have lots of old windows, too, for sale for only $5 each.)

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - spinning tops using recycled skateboardsNo, it’s not the musical group, but colorful spinning tops made with … can you believe it? …. recycled skateboards.    Find them here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - earrings using recycled mason jarsIf you’re a jewelry nut, I bet you will love these earrings made from recycled mason jars.  Find them and more of Bottled Up Designs’ work here.

Etsy Finds - Living Vintage - a lamp made with a vintage tinI’m liking the idea of making a little lamp using a vintage tin.    Very cool.  See it here.

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  1. Kim~ Thank you for featuring one of my art pieces here on your site…….It is an honor, and I hope that people will choose handmade gifts this year!

  2. Hey there! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my
    new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
    Carry on the fantastic work!

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