Trashed Lamp Gets a Second Chance

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At her blog Sweet Pea, Paula shares the story of a salvaged lamp.  She found this lamp in a dumpster…during a beach vacation!  The lamp came home with her and recently got a makeover.

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Gang Tagged Dresser Gets a New Look

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Well, I have to say, I think this is the first gang-related rescue I’ve ever featured.  Ha!  Candice of The ReFab Diaries found this gang-tagged dresser outside her Chicago apartment building.  In need of an inexpensive storage solution for the craft room she was making, she brought it in from off the street.

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Music to My Makeover Lovin’ Ears

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At Always Arty, Lisa’s friends were planning to throw out this old guitar.  She convinced them to let her take it home, instead.

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Vintage Suitcase Refabbed

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Rhonda from Craft Dictator has had this vintage suitcase sitting in her house for months.  She planned to use it for office storage, but had never opened it.  When she finally did open the little suitcase it was not full of money.  To the contrary, it was actually pretty nasty inside!

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Footboard Chalkboard Fit for a Wedding

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At My Repurposed Life, Gail has been finding new ways to use the pieces of an old bunkbed.  After using part of the headboard and footboard for one project, she had a piece of the footboard leftover.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras With an Upcycling Project

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At Organized 31, Susan has created a fun and easy upcycling project to celebrate Mardi Gras.  This started with some Yoplait greek yogurt containers, which have a really fun shape.

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How to Avoid Seven Years of Bad Luck (Mirror Repair!)

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“We haven’t had a move yet where we didn’t lose numerous items that were broken beyond repair during the move,” says Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff.  In her most recent move, one of the casualties was this full length mirror.  Luckily, the glass didin’t break, just the cheap, plastic frame around it.

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Forgotten Ladder Gets a New Purpose

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“I think it’s a fair assumption that I am not the first person to have a pile of potential projects in the garage because ‘I’ll get to it this weekend’,” says Brittany at Whimsy Renee.  While looking for a project with a quick turnaround, she found this ladder–an antique find she’d completely forgotten about–in her own garage.

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