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.

The Seasoned Homemaker mousepad before

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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.

Petticoat Junktion bedside table before

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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.

Dogs Don't Eat Pizza window before

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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!)

The Felted Fox trivets before

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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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From Old Buffet to Basement Bar

Art is Beauty bar before

At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from her uncle one day, asking if she would like to come get an old Federal style buffet he was clearing out of his basement.  “My hubby and I went over and picked it up,”  she tells. “It was funny because as we were picking up the buffet pieces were popping off of it and they were worried.  I said, ‘I have saved worse than this!'”

Art is Beauty bar before

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Ceiling Fan Makeover

This Yellow House ceiling fan makeover

Allie blogs at This Yellow House, where she had a fan that she wasn’t exactly a fan of.  “I eventually want to replace the fan with a pretty chandelier,”  Allie shares,  “but since I don’t have the funds for a new light fixture at the moment, I decided to update the fan we have.”

This Yellow House ceiling fan makeover

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Soda Bottle Centerpiece

Trader Joes orange soda bottle before

At Posed Perfection, Nici came up with one of the prettiest ways to upcycle glass soda bottles that I have ever seen.  Nici started out with several empty bottles–and their cardboard carrying case–of Trader Joe’s Vintage Orange Cream Soda.

Trader Joes orange soda bottle before

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