Container Garden from Cast Offs

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Sometimes, a little patience pays off when you start something new. In the case of Joan at Nicer Than New, taking the time to find some items that could be repurposed resulted in her being able to start a container garden with minimum expense.

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Pretty Pool Noodle Luminaries

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Chances are, if you’ve got kids and pool access, you’ve also got pool noodles.  Over at Create. Craft. Love. , Jill has discovered all kinds of neat ways to reuse pool noodles.  Her latest idea is perfect for nighttime yard decor:  pool noodle luminaries! To make these, Jill sliced up several pool noodles.  The hollow {…Read More…}

Basic Fan Goes Retro Glam

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Jessa from Sparkle is grateful for any extra air she can get on hot summer days, so this portable fan is a permanent part of her decor during the summer months. She thought the basic black design was just something she had to live with until she spotted a picture of the Vornado Vintage Collection VFAN, one day, and was inspired by the two-tone, retro color scheme.

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Decorating with Faux French Shutters

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“These hollow, plain, closet doors were a freebie find,” explains Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Inspired by a picture of vintage French shutters, she decided to turn the old doors into new decor for her home.

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Rustic Seashell Plank

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Looking for an easy project that will bring a little bit of the beach into your home? April from House By Hoff has one that made use of things she already had around the house, so it didn’t cost her a penny! Only three things were required: a collection of shells, an old board, and a hot glue gun.

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A Pile of Wooden Dowels Put to Use

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When Kathy of The Salvaged Boutique inherited a box full of wood dowels, she wasn’t quite sure what to think, but she did love their backstory. “These wooden rods came from a friend of his who works for a vacuum company that was discarding the rods because they were defective. My Uncle says these rods are used to create the part that spins at the bottom of a vacuum,” Kathy explains.

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Herringbone Countertop Organizer

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Katie from Little House of Four came up with this project and shared it over at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  She made use of some boards and shims to get her home a little more organized. Needing a box to keep track of all the little items that get dropped on her kitchen counter, Katie nailed together {…Read More…}

Chalkboard Succulent Planter

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While trash-picking one day, Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs found a couple bags cheap, ugly baskets and vases. She was pretty sure she could figure out some new uses for them, starting with this square glass vase.

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