Usually when I find something at a yard sale that I want to "repurpose" I have that "Ah-Ha!" moment, I buy the item that created the inspiration and then....well, nothing. It sits, unused, gathering dust with the promise that someday it will be put to use. Yeah - Right.
But recently I have decided that if I buy an item I have to actually use it for it's intended purpose within a month or I don't get to keep it. For instance, I bought this antique frame at a yard sale for 25cents....LAST YEAR! And finally today it has been made into the thing it has wanted to be. A pinboard to hold my mixed media jewelry creations.
(which I got last week, a huge stack for only $5, and all the proceeds of that sale went to the storm victims in Joplin MO, so that was just awesome)