DIY Log Side Table

maple log

Dan and Erin at DIY Passion decided to try making their own log side table (instead of buying one for hundreds of dollars) when a friend offered them a stump from his property. As Dan tells us, “It’s maple and it’s heavy as you-know-what.”

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Headboard from Reclaimed Fence

stockade fence

The talented Emily is showing off a fabulous new headboard made from reclaimed wood over at Elizabeth Joan Designs! She “spotted an old 6′ stockade fence tossed to the curb” one night and knew she’d found the perfect piece to complement her son’s bed.

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From Doomed Dresser to Side Table

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Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were “dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about.” The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.

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Toothbrush Holder from the Wild Side

elephant-wood

Here’s a quick and easy project for anyone who has access to animals. That would be wood or plastic animals, not the real thing–you don’t want to drill holes in those! Anyway, Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. came up with this project, and while she purchased her animal from Amazon, you can find similar animals in toy bins and garage sales across America. Look around–you might find one in your own house!

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Wood Scrap Heart

lath boards

Deb from Lake Girl Paints sees the wood scraps in her garage as a challenge rather than clutter! She’s using them to create some fabulous “February Door Decor” that would look great any time of the year.

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Chalk Paint Treatment for Curbsite Hutch

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Sondra Lyn of Sondra Lyn at Home has her husband to thank for this brilliant curbside find. He spotted this hutch one night while walking the dog and immediately took her out to see it. Once they lugged it home, the fun began!

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Displaying Children’s Artwork

finger-painting

Raise your hand if you have a stack of children’s artwork in your home that you can’t bear to part with…but you don’t have nearly enough refrigerator space to put on display. Ummmhmmm, yep, that’s what I thought: anyone with kids or grandkids has their hands up high in the air! Well, Jacque from The DIY Village has a terrific idea that may help you save fridge space and show off some of that art you are so proud of.

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So Much Nature Love in this Heart

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Emily from Table & Hearth share a tutorial for this neat wall hanging at Making it in the Mountains. She made it using some basic craft supplies and some of her favorite things collected from nature: driftwood and acorns.

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