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Picnic Basket Makeover

At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody's maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.
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Vintage Suitcase is Pretty in Pink

Over at Pretty Providence, Sarah has a collection of vintage suitcases down in her cellar, which she scored at yard sales over time. One day she got brave enough to take on an old ugly suitcase and make it something beautiful. Sarah wasn't quite brave enough to take on a spooky cellar though, so her husband saved the day and brought up the suitcase. That's what husbands are for, am I right?
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Cribs, Cupboards, and Creativity Unite

Sara, who blogs at Thrifty Treasures, has quite an assortment of salvaged wood and furniture in her garage. After using the doors from some old cabinets for another project, she realized the cabinet boxes themselves were really sturdy. When she spotted an old crib in the corner, inspiration struck.
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A Pile of Wooden Dowels Put to Use

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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Reclaimed Wood TV Console

Tatertots & Jello recently featured this neat project for a DIY built TV console by Heidi from Kruse’s Workshop. What makes this project Roadkill Rescue worthy? Well, Heidi and her husband have access to reclaimed wood. It's a DIY project with free materials!
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Coffee Table Redo

At Lolly Jane, Kelli reveals that all her neighbors know just how much she loves "junk".  They call her when they have stuff to get rid of, and that's how Kelli acquired this heavy-duty coffee table top.



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Hall Tree from Scraps

Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara decided to turn some leftover items in the garage into a useful drop spot (otherwise known as a hall tree) for her entryway. She made use of old closet doors, trim, and other salvaged scraps.
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Anthropologie Inspired Desk Organizer

When Katie of View From the Fridge spotted a pretty, gold desk caddy at Anthropologie, she was pretty sure she could DIY something very similar. At home, she discovered that she had several canisters in almost all of the sizes she needed. A trip to Goodwill produced a couple more, and she was off and running.