Here's a lil' somethin' I reinvented out a couple of days ago. (I set the kitchen scale in the picture so you could get a better perspective of the size.) It began life as a calendar frame. You know, one of those things you would hang your calendar from so it looked more substantial and decorative? It was whitewashed and had a stenciled floral pattern on it, a la' 1992. The lines and shape of the holder are fabulous, but it just looked so outdated.
It might be a bit hard to tell the color in the photo, but I brought it up to 2009 with my favorite Robins egg blue and chalkboard paint. I added the little basket of flowers to hang from the calendar hook, and it's ready for a new home in someone's kitchen or laundry room.
What do you have already in your home that's just screaming for a lil' update?