A Colorful Clock Update

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“We have had the same boring IKEA clock in our kitchen for about 8 years,” says Amanda at her blog, Popper & Mimi.  “It was time for an update so I thought I’d take it down and do some hacking.”

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Leftover Plywood Gets an Anthropologie Inspired New Use

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What’s a girl to do when she spots adorable (but pricey) coasters in the Anthropologie catalog?  Well, if you are a DIYer like Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog, you check your garage for leftover plywood and get to work making your own!

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Sitting Pretty at the End of the Bed

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Over at One More Time Events, Tammy has recently completed the final touches on a bedroom makeover.  Her last task was to give the bench at the end of her bed a fresh, new look.  The bench was originally a dumpster find.

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Instead of Reupholstering, Consider Painting

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Recently, Cristina from Remodelando la Casa encountered an interesting situation.  An store in her area was closing, and was giving away office chairs for free!  She went over and picked up two  sturdy, upholstered chairs.  They were in great shape, but they weren’t exactly her style.

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Another Use for Spindles

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At Thrifty Treasures, Sara has an idea for using extra spindles.  If you’ve been saving spindles from old furniture, or have access to them from architectural salvage, this is a rescue that will interest you.

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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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