The Fabulous Scavenger

11 Jun

It’s been a while since I shared a blog crush, but two lovely posts about Decorator’s Notebook this week at Tea For Joy and Furnish reminded me how nice it is to celebrate fellow bloggers.

The Fabulous Scavenger has only been going for a few months but it’s already full of clever projects for upcycling vintage finds. Ok, I admit that my praise is tinged with envy… just look at these amazing children’s chairs writer Samantha found on the side of the road and this beautifully battered spirit level from a charity shop. Some people just seem to have all the luck!

Anyway, let’s find it in our hearts to be pleased for her and look at some of Samantha’s brilliant projects.

I was really intrigued to read about what Samantha calls ‘the hard rubbish collection’ – a designated day where households can put junk outside their homes for the council (or whatever they call bin men across the pond) to pick up. Apparently scrap metal collectors and keen vintage hunters cruise the streets in the hope of beating the official rubbish truck and picking up some treasure for themselves. These little spice jars were rescued from the roadside and after a quick wash they make lovely mini vases.

This spirit level wall hook DIY couldn’t be simpler – just screw one to the other and voilà! Such a clever yet straightforward idea.

{all The Fabulous Scavenger}

There’s so much I love about this bedroom: the headboard made from old mirror frames, those adorable children’s chairs at the end of the bed and the easy lamp update using a colourful scarf. Further proof (if we ever needed it) that a little splash of yellow improves almost any room.

With so many great ideas to share so soon after starting blogging, I’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on The Fabulous Scavenger from now on. Go and check it out… I think you’ll agree!


7 Responses to “The Fabulous Scavenger”

  1. Mandy June 23, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Spent HOURS trolling through the link – and her links . . . wonderful!

  2. thefabulousscavenger June 12, 2012 at 13:36 #

    Oh wow! I’m so excited to read this. Thankyou so much for the blog love, I’m glad you like The Fabulous Scavenger as much as I enjoy creating it.

    • Decorator's Notebook June 12, 2012 at 13:49 #

      Lovely to hear from you! Your blog is so inspiring I have loved sharing it.

      • thefabulousscavenger June 12, 2012 at 14:02 #

        Thanks again. I’m very new to the whole blogging thing, but I’ll try to work out how to set up a link to your blog.

      • Decorator's Notebook June 12, 2012 at 14:08 #

        Ha ha, well, welcome to the gang. It’s friendly here!

  3. Michelle June 11, 2012 at 09:42 #

    Thanks for the link. Looks like a great blog.

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