Old Birdbath Becomes a Cute Toadstool Table for the Backyard

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Not everyone would see something cute for their yard when they encountered this shabby looking birdbath.  Lindsey from My Creative Days, on the other hand, immediately knew exactly what she wanted to do with it–and her idea did not involve birds!

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Incredible Curbside Find: An Antique Desk!

Eve of Reduction desk before

At Eve of Reduction, Cristin was just driving along one day when, as she tells it, “I came across this to-die-for antique desk on the side of the road and my eyes dropped out of my head. What luck!”

Eve of Reduction desk before

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Dumpster Desk Gets A Second Chance

Redoux Interiors desk before

Over  at Redoux Interiors, Karen says she found this desk on “One glorious morning of Dumpster Diving at my favorite Apartment Dumpsters spot.  The desk was SOLID wood, but had a very sad and abused top.”  Karen saw potential, and took it home.

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Refabbing a Mouse Pad

The Seasoned Homemaker mousepad before

If you are sitting at a desktop computer, take a look at your mouse pad…how’s it looking?  A little dingy?  No need to be embarrassed, we’ve all been there!  In fact, Leslie, The Seasoned Homemaker, has figured out how to make those old mouse pads look like new.

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Urn + Cabinet = Bedside Table. Seriously!

Petticoat Junktion bedside table before

It’s hard even for me to believe that the before and after pictures of this rescue even belong together!  Kathy at Petticoat Junkction swears they do go together, though, so let’s talk about how she did this.

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Keeping Track of the Week with an Old Window

Dogs Don't Eat Pizza window before

Karen blogs at Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza, where she was lucky enough to find a pile of old windows on the curb that her neighbor was throwing away.  She’s been having fun figuring out how to reuse all those windows.

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Repurposed Plywood Trivets

The Felted Fox trivets before

A decorating project in her husband’s office left Nicole of The Felted Fox with a pile of plywood hexagons in her garage.  (That was probably a sentence that will only make sense to women who live and breathe craft and DIY projects.  Ha!)

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A Chalkboard from Old Art

Anna & Co. chalkboard before

Over at Anna & Co., this dated piece of artwork had been gathering dust in the back of a closet somewhere in Anna’s house.  Noticing it’s large size and sturdy frame one day, she decided it was time to join in the chalkboard craze.

Anna & Co. chalkboard before

 

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