Projects That Are Proof A Little Bit Of Love Goes A Long Way

Incredible | 7/22/21

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 We inherit things that we love but are outdated, or we see creatures who need some love and support and we want to be the ones to give it to them.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

woman brought some moonstone succulents back to life with a little extra care
Photo Credit: Reddit / ArastosLilas
Photo Credit: Reddit / ArastosLilas

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

little boy eating with prosthetic hands
Photo Credit: Reddit / MakerHand
Photo Credit: Reddit / MakerHand

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

someone remade their uncles 30 year old boat
Photo Credit: Reddit / bcell4u
Photo Credit: Reddit / bcell4u

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

person remade a dress that used to belong with her nana
Photo Credit: Reddit / leahelizabethj-
Photo Credit: Reddit / leahelizabethj-

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

some restored their childhood bike
Photo Credit: Reddit / greenday86
Photo Credit: Reddit / greenday86

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

a dog smiling at his people
Photo Credit: Reddit / neekokitty
Photo Credit: Reddit / neekokitty

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

a plant before and after being watered
Photo Credit: Reddit / sillybard
Photo Credit: Reddit / sillybard

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

lizard sitting on a plant
Photo Credit: Reddit / rfight
Photo Credit: Reddit / rfight

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

truck that's been restored
Photo Credit: Reddit / editormatt
Photo Credit: Reddit / editormatt

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.

It’s Hardly The Same Bathroom

a before and after of a bathroom renovation
Photo Credit: Imgur / shrunkenhead
Photo Credit: Imgur / shrunkenhead

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

parent turned their son's wheelchair into a BB8
Photo Credit: Reddit / crrude
Photo Credit: Reddit / crrude

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

son restores his dad's hammer
Photo Credit: Reddit / Intalleyvision
Photo Credit: Reddit / Intalleyvision

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

people turned an old cupboard into a play kitchen
Photo Credit: Imgur / sixstringhook
Photo Credit: Imgur / sixstringhook

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!

Can You Believe This Used To Be A School Bus?

bus restored into a little apartment
Photo Credit: Reddit / Intalleyvision
Photo Credit: Reddit / Intalleyvision

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

someone weeded their whole deck
Photo Credit: Reddit / havaita
Photo Credit: Reddit / havaita

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

cat before and after adoption
Photo Credit: Reddit / annacrvt
Photo Credit: Reddit / annacrvt

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?

dad restored a bench for his daughter
Photo Credit: Reddit / rowman25
Photo Credit: Reddit / rowman25

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

someone refinished their dad's favorite watch
Photo Credit: Reddit / Tiefy1
Photo Credit: Reddit / Tiefy1

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

someone made a quilt out of the bandanas their old dog loved
Photo Credit: Reddit / BootyGarb
Photo Credit: Reddit / BootyGarb

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

toy that someone bought and redid
Photo Credit: Reddit / zaphod_beeble_bro
Photo Credit: Reddit / zaphod_beeble_bro

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. Why not?

That Pillow Is Worth So Much

shirt made from their dad's old shirt
Photo Credit: Reddit / LucipurrHortler
Photo Credit: Reddit / LucipurrHortler

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.

Look At That Sweet Little Face

ginger cat that found a new home
Photo Credit: Reddit / pokemotion
Photo Credit: Reddit / pokemotion

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

tool box that was restored
Photo Credit: Reddit / DeanPepin94
Photo Credit: Reddit / DeanPepin94

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

someone made a candles out of old candles
Photo Credit: Reddit / Emperor_Zar
Photo Credit: Reddit / Emperor_Zar

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

drawing progress form a month
Photo Credit: Reddit / HEXEL97
Photo Credit: Reddit / HEXEL97

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.

What A Beautiful Looking Hairdo

boyfriend letting his girlfriend do his hair
Photo Credit: Reddit / hairbyheidileeoley
Photo Credit: Reddit / hairbyheidileeoley

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

dog cuddling with this person's mom who didn't want a dog
Photo Credit: Reddit / push1988
Photo Credit: Reddit / push1988

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

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Photo Credit: Imgur / ModernGoldsmith
Photo Credit: Imgur / ModernGoldsmith

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?

a greenhouse that someone built
Photo Credit: Reddit / Godz_D090
Photo Credit: Reddit / Godz_D090

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

weight loss progress pic
Photo Credit: Reddit / kodiakfeels
Photo Credit: Reddit / kodiakfeels

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.