From Pocket to Purse

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Denim is such a durable material.  Usually the knees in my jeans wear out faster than any other part of them–the waistband, pockets, and hems last forever!  Laura from Laura Kelly’s Inklings took advantage of this durability in this cute refashioning project.

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High Fashion Sweater Update

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Nicole from The Felted Fox loved wearing her husband’s comfy, oversized sweater on wintry days at home.  Unfortunately, a few moths loved that sweater, too, so when it became embarrassingly moth-eaten, Nicole decided it was time to refashion.

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Found Bench Gets a Shot of Color

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When Trisha from Black and White Obsession moved into her new house, this plastic outdoor bench was one of the items left behind by the previous owners.  Initially, it was used as a landing spot for tools during her renovations, but eventually Trisha decided to give the bench a little makeover.

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Antlers, Pallets, and a Picture Frame

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At her blog, Roubinek Reality, Jamie admits that she had antlers in her house before they were cool.  Married to a hunter, “I fought it for a long time and had rules about where they could be hung and how many. But recently, his antler collection he’s had in the garage has started to grow on me,” she explains.

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Look What Came Out of the Crib

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Gail from My Repurposed Life was working on another project when she happily came up with this one along the way.  She had some old crib spindles, and discovered that when she used the existing lines in the spindles as cutting guides, one of the things she could make were these perfect little wooden circles.

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Unbelievably Beautiful Chair Transformation

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Some rescues require more of a vision to execute than others.  That was the case for these old chairs:  worn out, shabby, and unloved, they really didn’t have much going for them style-wise before they met Deb from Lake Girl Paints.

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Sweet! Vintage Spool Photo Holder

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When Dena from Hearts & Sharts got married, she explains what guided her wedding decor, saying, “I wanted each and every person there to feel the love.”  One of the ways she did that was by displaying vintage family photos on all of the tables.  And for a pretty, vintage touch, those photos were displayed using spools from her grandmother’s stash of sewing supplies.

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Getting Organized While Recycling

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Over at Organized 31, Susan has been turning her plastic containers into handy little office organizers instead of throwing them away.  Better yet, she’s adding a bit of sparkle to them, too!

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