Sometimes in life, you just get this urge to take care of something, clean something up, or start a brand new project. We inherit things that we love but are outdated, or we see creatures who need some love and support and we want to be the ones to give it to them.
In these moments, when we step up to the plate, it really gives you a chance to see how far a bit of love and some elbow grease can take you.
These Colors Are Incredible
This woman fund this tiny pot of moonstone succulents in dire need of some love and a good watering and she came to the rescue. Look at how good they look now!
Those pastel colors are incredible.
Looks Like He is Enjoying That Burger
This person is eating a burger with some prosthetic hands that their friend designed and built for them. What an incredible gift to give to someone.
The invention is called the Maker Hand.
You Can Hardly Tell It’s The Same Boat
His uncle had had this boat for over thirty years and eventually gifted it to his nephew who turned it into a labor of love. Look at how well that turned out.
You’d hardly know that it was the same one.
That Dress Is Living A Whole New Life
She found this dress in her grandmother’s basement and decided that she wanted to give it new life so she refashioned it.
I know what you’re thinking, that dress looks like some kind of relic, but it was actually a church dress from the 1970’s!
Everyone Loves Their Childhood Bike
This person decided that before they went and buy a new bike, they were going to try and remodel their old one from their childhood.
It got quite a makeover and they love it.
Look At That Beautiful Smile
This sweet puppy, named Hades, came to their family as a foster dog but knew not long after meeting him that he already found a forever home.
It’s amazing what love can do for a pet.
Plants Can Be A Little Bit Dramatic
This person found this plant at Walmart and picked it up to bring it home, and the person at the register asked if they were sure they wanted a dead plant.
Turns out it just needed a bit of water.
Look At Her Taking In The Sun
This adorable little lizard is named Frida.
She was bought as a joke by a bunch of frat guys who didn’t actually take care of her, so she was taken in by this person and looks super grateful for her new home.
That’s A Sharp-Looking Truck
When this person first bought this truck, it was a brown, rusting unusable truck, but with some patience and some time and a whole rework, it’s now their dream truck.
I’m only slightly jealous.
It’s Hardly The Same Bathroom
That is quite the makeover! I can imagine that going into the project it probably felt like it was too big of a project to be done, but here they are!
And it looks amazing.
He Looks Like He’s Having A Blast
This person’s son loves Star Wars, specifically BB8.
So, to make their trip to Hollywood Studios extra special, they turned his wheelchair into a BB8 and it looks absolutely fantastic.
A Very Thoughtful Christmas Gift
This person decided they wanted to gift their dad something sentimental for Christmas, so he took his dad’s favorite hammer and refinished it and fixed it up.
No more duct tape for this handyman.
It’s Hard To Believe This Is DIY
These parents bought an old TV cabinet from Goodwill for $20 and with a little elbow grease, some paint, and a trip to a hardware store, they’ve made this adorable little kitchen for their son!
Chef in training.
Can You Believe This Used To Be A School Bus?
Instead of paying $1200 on rent every month, this person decided they were going to move into a tent and make themselves their own home out of an old school bus!
Don’t worry, they’ve moved into the bus now.
What A Difference A Bit Of Weeding Makes
This person spent an entire afternoon wedding their back deck and the results are amazing.
They said that they took each creature they accidentally unearthed and moved to the garden, so no bugs were hurt in the process.
They Look Like A Troublemaker
This is Spyro, and they didn’t have a great start to life.
But now they’re in a new home and making trouble and giving lots of cuddles just like any happy cat would.
How Cute Is This Tiny Bench?
I like the detail that went into restoring this tiny bench, including making it a little bit longer so more than one person could sit on it.
The new colors are also so nice.
Amazing What A Bit Of Elbow Grease Can Do
This was this person’s dad’s watch and he wore it every day for 30 years.
When he passed it on to his son, he knew he wanted to wear it and love it, too, but it needed a little cleaning up.
A Touching Tribute To Her Puppy
Her dog recently passed away, and that’s such a hard loss to handle.
So, to help, she took on a little project and made a blanket out of her dog’s favorite bandanas.
Looks Like He Aged Well
If you see one of your favorite childhood toys for sale at the thrift shop, you pick it up for a dollar and give it a good old paint job.
That Pillow Is Worth So Much
This person’s sister made him a pillow out of one of their dad’s old shirts so that he could hold onto it and give it a hug when he was feeling down.
I need one of these pillows.
Look At That Sweet Little Face
This cat was found in a stray cat colony and was in desperate need of a vet.
This family took him and got him fixed up and then loved him way too much to let him go.
What A Great Find
This person found this old toolbox at the bottom of an irrigation pond.
All it needed was a little bit of a polish and then it was as good as new.
I Bet This Would Smell Lovely
This person had recently lost their wife, and the two of them loved candles.
So, in her memory, he made a candle out of a bunch of almost burnt out ones they had.
They’ve Come A Long Way
This person bought a drawing tablet at the start of the spring, and they really let themselves go nuts with the time they spent practicing, and you know that it paid off.
Their progress is amazing.
What A Beautiful Looking Hairdo
You know you’re a good sport when you let your girlfriend do your hair every day because she’s a hairdresser who is out of work because of the quarantine.
She’s getting really good, though.
That Little Traitor
This person’s mom did not want dogs at all, so when they were old enough to get one, Mom wasn’t pleased.
But now Mom and the dog are best friends and he’d rather snuggle with her.
These Things Tend To Happen
This woman’s ring broke because her fingers got so swollen during pregnancy.
All it took was a really great jeweler to make it look as though it had never happened.
How Cute Is This Little Greenhouse?
When you love your plants but hate that it gets cold, what are you going to do?
Why, build a little greenhouse of course! It looks like they really enjoyed making it.
Now That’s Some Serious Self-Care
Sometimes a loving thing that you can do for yourself is to make the effort to take good care of yourself, just like this person did!
It takes some time and a lot of dedication, but it’s worth it.