Updating a Ceiling Fan

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Over at Seeking Lavender Lane, Deb decided there was no need to throw out the dated ceiling fan in her family room. Instead, she put her imagination to work to give it a new look.

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Porch Lanterns Refabbed

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Over at Little Brags, Christine has been giving her back porch a makeover. She had these two huge brown lanterns to use, but had grown tired of their brown color.

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Porch Light Goes from Old Brass to Oil-Rubbed Bronze

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Janette blogs at Style with Cents. After a hail storm beat her front porch light to smithereens, it was looking pretty sad.

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Egg-streme Upcycling

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When Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs is given a challenge, she rises to it. For instance, when challenged by a magazine to upcycle an egg carton, she not only made something out of it, she electrified it!

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Granny’s Lamps Get a New Look

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At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she’s been planning on giving her Granny’s lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. “I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste,” she says.

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Free Chandelier Gets an Easy New Look

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Over at My Fabuless Life, Jenn explains, “My sister had no use for this light, which she got from a friend who cleans out foreclosed houses. When I looked at it, I knew that with a tiny bit of work, it could be something awesome that mimicked lighting sold at high end retailers for hundreds of dollars.”

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Transformed Lampshade

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A couple years ago I bought a festive lampshade for $1 during after-Christmas sales….and it’s been waiting for me to use it ever since!  Recently, I decided to give the shade a new look, and I shared the makeover at Infarrantly Creative.

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Elegant Succulent Lamp Post

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Inspired by a picture she saw of lamp post succulent planters, Sara from Thrifty Treasures decided to see if she could make one of her one. She had an old floor lamp and some wire lamp shade frames that she thought she ought to be able to transform.

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