Painted Lady: A Luggage Makeover

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Are you in the mood to travel? After seeing today’s feature, you will be! Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling had a piece of thrift-store luggage lying around “unloved,” just begging to become a project. Check out how she used paint and stencils to turn this into a drool-worthy carry-on!

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Loaf Pan Planter

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When Katie’s mom gave her some nice, new loaf pans, it was time to retire her battered old metal pans. Instead of throwing them out, Katie (who blogs at View From The Fridge) came up with a cute new use for them and shared it at My Crafty Spot.

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Pretty Porch Planters from Discarded Drawers

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Mindi has “seen drawers used for planters several times and loved them.” Thanks to a curbside find on her city’s clean up day, she finally has the chance to make her own! At My Love 2 Create, she’s showing us how it’s done.

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Crib Repurposed to a Drying Rack

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I’m always so impressed to see the things my readers come up with! Take, for instance, this old baby crib that Gwen spotted on the curb while she was jogging. She details the rescue at You Can Call Me Gwen.

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Doe, a Deer, a Plush Head Deer

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Laura “fell in love with the idea of having a plush faux deer head” in her daughter’s woodland nursery. The price tags she found online, however, scared her off. But when a great online tutorial, some reclaimed wood, and the deer antlers in her garage came together, the results were fabulous! Laura is walking us through the process at The Turquoise Home.

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Kitchen Chair gets Splash of Color for Spring

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Jane at Honey & Roses had been using this hand-me-down pine kitchen chair as a step ladder but knew in her heart that it deserved better–“time this old girl had a makeover!” Check out the simple do-over-that turned this chair from stepping-stool to showcase!

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Funky Sand Dollar Mobile

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Ann recently inherited a big bag of craft supplies, including a handful of sand dollars. They quickly became the focus of a Mother-Son art project with her paint-loving preschooler. She’s sharing the details at My Nearest and Dearest. This would be such a fun project, so if you are heading to the beach this summer (lucky!!), keep an eye out for sand dollars!

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Pretty Planters from Soda Bottles

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Where you and I might just see empty soda bottles, Nancy sees a green-thumbed opportunity! At Our Peaceful Planet she has created not one but THREE unique planters, including one that’s (drumroll . . . ) self-watering. These planters “take no time at all to make and can be a pretty edition to your kitchen {…Read More…}