Wreath Week: from TP tubes to Flowers and Berries

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From her crafty corner of Hungary, Lavender Girl is showing us how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of toilet paper rolls. Believe me, it’s worth using Google Translate to see what’s been coming together at Croissant and Lavender.

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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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Wall Art from Fabric Remnants

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“I have lots of fabric remnants,” says Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo. “I also have this big, blank wall in our newly painted guest bedroom. Hmmm . . .” Check out how she used her fabric and a collection of embroidery hoops to create an amazing art wall!

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Antique Couch Becomes a Deconstructed Bench

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“The 100+ year old couch had a lovely life but had resided in an airplane hanger for sometime,” Amanda says at Mommy Is Coocoo. Appreciating the sturdy frame and funk claw feet, she took it home and turned it into a bench for her boys’ bedroom.

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Board and Batten Backsplash from Salvaged Materials

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After installing wood blinds on some of her windows, Sabine had several slats leftover when she shortened the blinds. Check out how she used those leftovers to give her kitchen a new look at Mom in Music City.

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Upcycle Your Jeans Into Handy Buckets

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Here’s a fun upcycling project from Curly Made. Daniela turned her old jeans into buckets. Yep, you read that right: BUCKETS.

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Spider Plates for Halloween

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Over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, Dee tells us, “I have a set of white plates that I got a few years ago. It’s one of those sets that you buy in a huge box, and it has every type of plate in in, including little saucers, which I’ve never used.” When she spotted some inexpensive spider window clings, Dee thought of her unused plates and had a lightbulb moment.

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From Paint Cart to Sophisticated Kitchen Island

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Needing more counter surface in her kitchen, Meg of Oliver & Rust did some online window shopping for a small island or kitchen cart. She fell in love with one at William-Sonoma, but the pricetag was way out of reach. “After not getting or finding what I want, I was huffing in the garage and saw my paint cart–formerly the little island in our first home,” Meg says. “The top was covered with paint but the size was perfect.”

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