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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Entryway Etagere

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Angelica of Once Again Irene needed the perfect piece of furniture to fit in her small entryway.  When this etagere showed up on Freecycle, she new she’d found a match.   To give the otherwise modest piece of furniture a little more visual weight, Angelica painted it a dark, charcoal gray.  She added some hooks {…Read More…}

Vintage Suitcase is Pretty in Pink

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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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Mad Men Inspired Dresser Makeover

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At Refunk My Junk, Alli wasn’t so sure about the heavy-duty dresser with an wheat motif…..but it’s hard to turn down free stuff! It sat in her garage for a few months until some inspiration came in the way of Don Draper and Company.

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