Organized Clutter 2015: A Year In Review

December 29, 2015
Banana Stand Flower Display
 2015 started off with an easy and inexpensive plant stand made from a thrift shop banana stand.

Banana Stand Flower Display
I later found that a creamer and sugar bowl worked with a banana stand and African violets.

Thrift Shop Breadboard Shelf
More thrift shop makeovers followed with breadboards as shelves.

Breadboard Chalkboard

Repurposed Grater Photo Easel
I displayed photos on dang near everything! Like this grater turned easel.

Re-Purposed Junk Gallery Wall
A long hallway wall became a fun re-purposed photo gallery here.

Vintage Clothes Hanger Frame Holder
Why not add a framed photo to a vintage wood hanger just for fun?

Repurposed Chair Back Photo Holder
Another photo holder chair back idea.

Rummage Sale Frame Eat Sign Project

Thrift Shop Framed Scrabble Tile Christmas Tree

Four Minnesota Junk Garden Tours
Junk garden fans had the opportunity to tour four Minnesota junk gardens of my friends and relatives.  

What will 2016 bring?  More great thrift shop finds to transform and more beautiful flowers to grow among some awesome junk! 

I hope you will follow me in 2016 and be inspired to transform some junk into fun and useful home decor!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Quite a year you had there!

    Plenty of great projects completed and hopefully plenty more to come.

    I absolutely love the pictures, you have a real talent there.

    Have a blessed and very productive 2016,

  2. So much fun to see all your fabulous repurposing projects once again. Picking a favorite is too hard to do...I love 'em all. Thanks, Carlene for sharing at VIP.

  3. You had a wonderfully creative year, Carlene...looking forward to seeing what you're up to in 2016!

  4. Congrats for the great projects. Your creativity is really on high level.Hope 2016 brings lots of other beautiful ideas in your head.

  5. Lovely ideas, the fact that you can upcycle so many different items into beautiful pieces is amazing.. I will definitely be trying out some for myself!

  6. Love your work, it's ispiring to see how creative you can go with an upcycle keep up the great work!

  7. Some great ideas brought alive! I have done some up-cycling myself and the satisfaction after finishing a project is amazing I look forward to seeing more from you.

  8. I like the variety and originality in your designs very nice!!!!

  9. This all is such a great work! I surely found some good ideas for my old stuff. My daughter loves reusing old household items along with me and it turned into our hobby - our time together. We are definitely trying some of your ideas next weekend.

  10. It's awesome you found a way to reuse many old things. I don't want to trash out nothing from my childhood that is why they are stored in boxes... now I can make something useful from them. Thank you for the ideas!

  11. So creative! I've never come across such a cool upcycling project like the one with the old pictures - lovely job!


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