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Being thrifty can also be stylish! Ki Nassauer, edit and chief of Flea Market Style magazine, has made a career reinventing curbside castoffs and flea market finds into stylish and clever decorative items! Vintage suitcases as shelves… what a neat idea.

This magnet board was a former metal table top. Beth Schaleben, who shares the details about this project on her blog Show & Tell, popped a piece of weathered lumber into it, hammered in some railroad nails and voilà! A vintage magnet board!

And then there is Megan, author of the blog Brassy Apple. Check out these beautiful pillows. She made them from thrifted, old sweaters. For the DIY details click here.