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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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?”

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Lonely Drawer Gets a Glam Makeover

The Little Moments drawer before

The local Habitat ReStore asked Amy Jo to take a few of their dresser-less drawers home to see if she could turn them into something that would make them more appealing to buyers.  Check out what she did to make them fabulous at The Little Moments.

The Little Moments drawer before

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Tossed Sewing Bench Gets a New Lease on Life

Eve of Reduction sewing bench before

Over at Eve of Reduction, Cristin tells us, “My neighbor tipped me off that he was throwing some stuff out. So like the discreet garbage picker I am, I walked over to his curb at 11PM with a flashlight.”  She was delighted to discover this sturdy sewing bench with a handy storage compartment.

Eve of Reduction sewing bench before

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Double Duty Chest

Samsung

When Shannon from AKA Design + Life originally found this chest on the side of the road three years ago, she was thrilled to have it for extra storage.  After a coat of white paint, it began service as a place to store office files.

Samsung

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From Floppy Disks to Fresh New Storage

Floppy Disk Holder before

Paula blogs at Sweet Pea.  Recently, she was looking for a way to store her stockpile of birthday cards.  (She likes to remember birthdays, so Paula keeps a few cards on hand at all times.)  Paula realized that a 5.5 inch floppy disk holder was the perfect size for containing all her cards.

Floppy Disk Holder before

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An Old Drawer Becomes New Book Storage

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

“Our bedroom is constantly littered with Brennan’s books so I was looking for a way to hide a stash of books there permanently,” says Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.  So, when she spotted her husband heading out to the trash with an old drawer leftover from a past furniture makeover, Christy made him bring it right back inside.  She had an idea for how to repurpose that drawer.

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

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