Updating a Ceiling Fan DIY Style

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The ceiling fan in Emily’s living room was less than lovely–she pretty much declared it hideous and was ready to toss the thing. However, last summer the ceiling fans in her house were in constant use, so she felt like getting rid of it wasn’t an option. After learning that she could switch out the light portion of the fan, Emily decided to update the fan herself, and she shares the project at My So-Called DIY Blog.

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Clipboard from a Cutting Board

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Jamie, who blogs at Anderson + Grant, collected quite a few old cutting boards for a recent project. She had a couple left that she didn’t use. What, exactly, does one do with extra wooden cutting boards?

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Handsome New House Numbers

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New homeowner Maggie, from Polka Dots in the Country, noticed that she didn’t have any numbers on the outside of the house that would indicate their address. She set out to remedy that problem with some wood and stain leftover from other projects.

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Old Tennis Racket Wreath

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If you are a crafter or a maker or a collector, chances are you have enough in your stash to make just about anything at any given time! That’s the case for Kathy at Petticoat Junktion, who challenged herself to come up with some spring decor using stuff she already had on hand. Here’s what she came up with: a twig wreath form, a flower, and an old tennis racket.

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Rescued Planters

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“I was in need of some planters for my back patio, but didn’t want to spend too much money,” says Amy of Sweet ‘n Sour Gumballs. Imagine her delight when she spotted these large, decorative planters being put down next to the trash bins on garbage collection day in her neighborhood.

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Tea Towel Basket Centerpiece

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I love this simple table decor idea from Chiara and Ilene of One O. All you need is a tea towel to make this cute basket centerpiece. “Centerpieces are usually important aspects of the table, whether they’re just decorative or pretty and functional. So having a chance to make one up from things you have at home sounds like savour to us!” they say.

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Fancy on the Farm: Milk Bottle Vases

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“I have been saving these milk bottles because I love their clean lines and vintage feel,” explains Malia at Yesterday on a Tuesday. Knowing that she could dress up their clean lines and vintage feel even more, Malia pulled out the crafting supplies for a little milk bottle restyle.

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Old Frame Becomes a Blooming Wreath

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Looking for a fresh new look for her front door decor, Cindy of Little Miss Celebration was inspired by the silk peonies that she spotted at her local craft store. She thought of a unique way to display them right there, on the spot. She just needed to withdraw a frame from her collection of old ones that is gathering dust.

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