Hand Me Down Dresser Gets a Two Tone Makeover

Creatively Living simple dresser

When Katie of Creatively Living moved into a new home, her mother in law gifted her with several older dressers.  One day, Katie realized that one of those dressers would fit perfectly in her entryway, providing a good storage spot for gloves, hats, etc.  It just needed some sprucing up to be worthy of being the first thing people saw when they opened the door.

Creatively Living simple dresser

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Clementines + Comic Books = Fun Storage

Organized 31 clementine box before

When a blogging friend challenged Susan from Organized 31 to upcycle a clementine crate, Susan was up for the challenge!  She had an empty, wooden clementine box on hand, and decided to craft a project for an underserved population when it comes to benefiting from her blogging projects:  the men of her family!  She even got her son involved with this one.

Organized 31 clementine box before

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What’s Black and White and Read All Over?

The Salvaged Boutique decoupaged chair after

When Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique spotted this chair sitting curbside on trash pickup day, she had no idea of the adventure that was ahead.  She simply took it home, and decided that the black scrap of fabric she had would make a new seat if she just painted the wood parts of the chair white.

The Salvaged Boutique decoupaged chair after

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Love Letter Box

Create and Babble jewelry box before

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I’ve got a rescue with a romantic story from Jeanie at Create & Babble.  This rescue starts out in the most unromantic way, however:  with a daughter clearing out her childhood room as she headed off to college.  Jeanie spotted a jewelry box in the chaos, and says, “I rescued it from the throw-away pile knowing that someday I would do something with it.”

Create and Babble jewelry box before

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Wooden Spool Gets a Book Loving Redo

Our House spool before

At Our House, Now a Home, Emily shares a terrific rescue project.  ”I got this spool as a freebie when I was picking up some chairs
from a craigslist post,” she explains.  ”It was going to be thrown out”  Emily had a feeling that she could turn it into something amazing, so she brought it home and did just that!

Our House spool before

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Using an Old Box to Organize in the Kitchen

Adirondack Girl keurig box before

Diana blogs at Adirondack Girl.  One day she was eyeing the cardboard box that her Keurig coffee mixes come in, and thought, “There must be something clever I can do with this box.”

Adirondack Girl keurig box before

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Put a Cork on the Twine Storage Problem

Addicted to DIY wine cork spools before

Recently, Katie from Addicted to DIY was staring at a little bag of wine corks a friend had passed along to her.  As she wondered what to do with those corks, she spotted a small tangle of baker’s twine nearby.  ”Then it hit me!”  Katie exclaimed.  ”Why not use the corks to keep my twine from turning into a big knot?”

Addicted to DIY wine cork spools before

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Accent Table Gets a Whole New Look

Meatloaf and Melodrama table before

Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama has had this small table in her family room for several years.  She explains, “Although it was functional, it was also drab and dark. It was also a bit too modern for me.”

Meatloaf and Melodrama table before

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