Utility Armoire - **CHECK LEGALITY in your area before proceeding !! and !! NEVER !! lock out the meter reader, obviously** - These clever homeowners repurposed a $20 yard sale purchase to hide their utility meters/hookups AND gained some attractive storage space in the bargain. (tutorial Shabby Glam blog)
Make a simple one-of-a-kind pencil or paintbrush holder that also displays family photos. Black-and-white snapshots slip between two clear glass flea market apothecary jars for an instant photo gallery. If you can't find apothecary jars, substitute any two graduated sizes of glass containers, such as florist's vases or kitchen glassware.