Old Wood Reclaimed as Poolside Whale Towel Rack

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Over at My Sweet Savannah, Melaine has been looking for a cute way to hang her family’s towels by their hot tub. When her parents removed their hot tub, Melaine salvaged a piece of wood once used to hide the electrical panel before it went to the dump.

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House Love String Art

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Rachel blogs at Fifty Two Weekends. There, she found a way to update an out dated piece of wall art and create a fun new decorative piece for her home.

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Art to Go

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Naush blogs from Dubai at Doodle Buddies. She’s found an inexpensive way to get canvas for her art projects, and recycle at the same time! Since being eco-friendly is important to her, she rarely ever uses a canvas for her mixed media artwork that didn’t start out as something else, like this pizza box.

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Perfect Picture Frames from Pallets

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“I am knee deep in a garage, mudroom and kitchen addition,” says Katie from Little House of Four. “Each week we’ve had a few deliveries, which all resulted in pallets full of material being delivered to the house.” She’s been using all that pallet wood to make useful and beautiful things for her home. Her latest project is turning pallet wood into picture frames.

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Look What Came Out of a Cereal Box!

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Remember when it was fun to be the one to finish off a box of cereal, because that meant you got to collect the prize? Well, cereal boxes these days don’t have prizes in them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get something from them. Case in point: what Karen from Flimsy Pi created from a couple cereal boxes pulled from her neighbor’s recycling bin.

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Forgotten Mirrors Get a Style Upgrade

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When April from House By Hoff spotted Pottery Barn’s rope mirrors, she was smitten. Imagine her delight when she rediscovered some circular mirrors down in her own basement, and realized she could make her own version of the Pottern Barn mirrors!

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Window Framed Doilies

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Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. “When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for ‘feeding my habit’,” Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.

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Fabric Wrapped Frame Looks Sweet

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Taking a different route home from her daughter’s gymnastics class one day, Allison of The Golden Sycamore spotted this empty frame sticking out of a trash pile. Even though she wasn’t exactly sure how she was going to use it, she threw it in the back of her car and brought it home.

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