Monday, October 5, 2009

Infarrantly Creative Would Have Been One of Harry's Favorite Blogs

When discovering Infarrantly Creatative through SITS last week, it made me think of my dad. This blogger has a lot of imagination and talent for recycling things by making them into something else more useful, just like my dad used to do.

When reading Ballard Designs: Acanthus Cut-Out Plaque it said how she looks in the catalog and then makes the item for much less. This reminded me of my dad because he used to the the same thing. One thing I remember he made was a wood stand with handles that fit around the toilet to make it easier for my mom to get on and off. She was able to push down on the handles to help herself up. He found a picture of it in a catalog and just copied it.
toilet push up

I thought it funny that Infarrantly Creative is active in "Roadkill Rescue." You say you never heard of that? It' when you go out on garbage day or to a yard sale and get a piece of junk very cheap, sometimes for free, and then fix it up to make it usable. My dad had a basement full of junk that someday he was going to fix but just never had the time to get to it all. Check out the makeover Infarrantly Creative did on Lamp Refabulous.

When I read how Infarrantly Creative turned a hutch into a puppet theater, it brought back good memories of the cardboard puppet theater we got for Christmas on year. Funny how different things will set off memories of my dad. I never know what's going to come up next, but it seems something always does.

Infarrantly Creative also gives instructions so you can do the projects too if you wish. It's a great crafty blog that you should be sure to visit if you like doing projects that save you money.

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Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Interesting. When you first said road kill, I thought of animals but I think it's a great idea to rescue objects and redo them and make use of them. We're always trying to reuse everything we can. I'm off to visit her blog now and learn more.

Tamela said...

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS Day!!

Glad I helped you learn about bump-its!!!

S.E. Sward said...

I once saw a wall decoration made from wine corks. I about freaked at the price, so I made my own! I like mine even better, too.

Stopping by from SITS!

Helene said...

I so wish I had that kind of talent and creativity to look at something and imagine it as something quite different. I have a girlfriend who was replacing her kitchen cabinets and instead of throwing the old ones away, she turned them into mini chalkboards for her kids. I would have NEVER thought to do that!!!

Stacey said...

I think I have the creativity and maybe even some skill to do some of these makeovers. But I'm too busy (read: too lazy) to try.

Eliza said...

I WISH I were that talented!!

Elizabeth said...

I also thought that Infarrantly Creative was an awesome blog, I enjoyed it a ton. Sounds like your dad was a pretty awesome guy! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest to you!

Flory said...

I would love to take "junk" and make something useful out it - I have so much of it. :)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Hi Visiting from sits and following :)

Rebecca said...

That's a really nice blog, thanks for posting about it. We try to re-use/recycle stuff as much as we can too, but living in a tiny house makes it difficult. The paper beads is a great idea!

miku said...

That's really an awesome blog thank you for the tip.

& thanks for commenting.

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