These photos show some of our re-purposed  projects this week.
(The buffet and green desk shown in my last post sold, by the way!)
My husband picked up some free lumber and a unique work bench
from a Craig's List post.
I saw a kitchen island waiting to be fashioned in that work bench!
So we put it on casters, I primed it, and Gary painted it a bright blue.
 Meanwhile, I worked on the smaller table (below).
I want to stencil a bit on the front yet.
These projects bring in a little extra income in addition to the
pleasure we experience in re-purposing them...
In the food department, I altered a crockpot recipe to use some garden produce
we'd been given.  This is the way I made it:

Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup
2 cups potatoes, cubed and peeled
4 cups cabbage, shredded it fine
1 carrot, shredded it fine
1 large onion, chopped
2 servings of turkey sausage, sliced
4 cups water with chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in it
black pepper and salt to taste
Directions:  Place potatoes, cabbage, carrot, onion, , sausage, pepper and salt in crock pot. 
Pour broth over all. Cover, cook on high for 5 - 6 hours.

A couple days later, I re-purposed the leftovers 
and added a few extra potatoes and some more turkey sausage
and we enjoyed the leftovers. 
Finally, me wearing a re-purposed dress for church this morning
standing surrounded by re-purposed treasures of various sorts.


  1. Nicely done projects.

    Soup sounds great.

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

  2. I really like the color of the top chest/end table. What fun projects.

    1. I think it's just about MY favorite color, too!

  3. Great work on both your part and on your hubs'. Susan

  4. Love, love, LOVE your blog! I've just spent quite a bit of time looking at all the wonderful items you have repurposed! You have inspired me! :-)


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