Storage Trunk Makeover

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“My brother found this old trunk in his attic and wanted me to work my magic on it,” Bre begins her story. “I wanted to keep most of the original character but it needed some updates as well.” She shares the process at Brepurposed.

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DIY Tree Stump Planter

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“I had a beautiful, tall tree stump that is perfectly capable of standing up on its own, but just didn’t fit in my home except for this corner,” explains LZ of The Summery Umbrella. She decided that as much as she liked that stump, it needed a little somthing to be more visually interesting.

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Swing Arm Lamp Makeover

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At Inspiration for Moms, Laura has been working on a spruce-up of her sons room. Wanting to create a reading nook, she’d selected the bed as the perfect spot, but needed better lighting. Laura almost shelled out money for a set of new sconces, but remembered just in time that she’d be removing the wall lamps in her master bedroom for an upcoming remodel.

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Pretty Settee from a Crib

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I’ve featured quite a few projects here at Roadkill Rescue that involve cribs being turned into benches. This one by Sara of Thrifty Treasures, however, takes this concept to a whole new level. She transformed crib parts into a settee with some serious style credentials.

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Rustic Wood Angel Wing

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Have you seen those gorgeous carved wood angel wings that are becoming a coveted decor trend? Well, Deb of Lake Girl Paints figured out how to make one of her own using scraps of wood and fence pickets.

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Ikea Cabinet Makeover with Pallet Wood

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Over at Place of My Taste, Aniko has had this Ikea shelving system in her dining room for several years.  She loved the way it functioned, but when she spotted a similarly shaped cabinet at West Elm in a completely different style, it was love at first site. Aniko decided to use her existing buffet {…Read More…}

DIY String of Heart Lights

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I found a very cool upcycling project at Crafty Journal, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Noreen used empty soda cans to make a simple string of lights more festive for the day of love.

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Refreshed Kitchen Mat

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“Our kitchen mat has been looking a little shabby lately. It’s been spilled on countless times by all of us, and gets a ton of foot traffic all day long,” laments Amanda at Dwelling in Happiness.  Before giving up on the mat, she decided to try to freshen it up a bit. Amanda decided to {…Read More…}