DIY Log Side Table

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Dan and Erin at DIY Passion decided to try making their own log side table (instead of buying one for hundreds of dollars) when a friend offered them a stump from his property. As Dan tells us, “It’s maple and it’s heavy as you-know-what.”

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From Doomed Dresser to Side Table

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Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were “dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about.” The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.

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Cardboard Box Storage Makeover

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At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as “drawers” in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.

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Animal Topped Glass Canisters

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Planning some organizing projects for the new year? Well, here’s a decidedly glamorous way to store smaller items…..made from upcycling a few decidedly unglamorous items: pickle jars! Luzia Pimpinella came up with this creative and inexpensive storage option.

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Wreath Week: From Burnt Out to Brilliant

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You know you’re committed to upcycling when you keep a collection of burnt-out Christmas lights. Amanda at Mommy is Coocoo does, and her lights have finally found their second life as a colorful Christmas wreath.

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Wreath Week: Seed Pods Go Metallic

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Lisa thought she’d found acorns on a walk with her family, but she had “never seen anything like them.” She and her girls gathered a stroller full and brought them home. After Lisa turned her “acorns” into a gorgeous metallic wreath, a few sharp-eyed readers at Mabey She Made It identified them as eucalyptus seed pods. Whatever they are, they look amazing on Lisa’s front door!

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A Forgotten Piano Bench Sings as a Coffee Table

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Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: “never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains.”  After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!

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Button Storage from Pickle Jars

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After being inspired by other projects online, Luzia decided to “Pimp my Gurkenglas.” (Translation: turn her used pickle jars into something awesome.) She shows us how her empty jars became golden-animal-topped button storage over at Luzia Pimpinella.

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