Pickles chair before

Rocking Chair Redo

Over at Pickles In My Tea & In My Soup, Beth was checking the Freecycle listings when she found something that caught her eye.  "It was a free rocking chair and all the ad said was that it was in 'good condition' and there was no picture," she shares. Pickles chair before
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Jewelry Holder from a Cheese Grater

At The Pink Hammer Blog, Kelly shared a terrific idea for organizing jewelry.  During a recent move, she was dismayed to discover how tangled her jewelry had become.  When she found an old cheese grater that someone else was ready to throw out, inspiration struck. The Pink Hammer chesse grater before
Life on Lakeshore Drive bench before

Bench Redo with Chevron

Kathy blogs at Life on Lakeshore Drive.  This emperor style bench was passed on to Kathy by her daughter, who picked it up at an estate sale but decided she didn't want it.  The bench was in good condition, but needed a bit of an update. Life on Lakeshore Drive bench before
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Painted Berry Boxes

Have you ever picked up berries from a farm stand that were in little wooden boxes, instead of plastic?  Amy of While Wearing Heels had a few berry boxes in hand, and thought it might be fun to spruce them up a bit. While Wearing High Heels berry boxes before
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A Chalkboard from Old Art

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  
It's Always Autumn ballet flats before

Gold-Tipped Shoe Refashion

"While at the thrift store about a year ago, I found a pair of scuffed up white ballet flats that looked pretty sad but fit quite nicely," says Autum of It's Always Autumn.  She brought them home, but confesses, "I stuck them in my closet, and promptly forgot about them!" It's Always Autumn ballet flats before
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Suitcase + Legs = Table

Over at The Weathered Door, Reeves tells us, "I had some different pieces lying around that I loved, but had no practical purpose."  In her garage, there was a fun-but-broken mid-century mod side table and a vintage suitcase.  One day inspiration struck, and Reeves realized the two could be one. The Weathered Door table before
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DIY Stamps from Lids

Here's a nifty little upcycling project that is perfect for keeping kids busy over summer break.  This was dreamed up by Noreen at Crafty Journal, and only requires a couple items that you most likely already have on hand. Crafty Journal plastic lids before
Bamboo Placemat

Coasters from a Placemat

Hani blogs at Craftionary.  Recently, she figured out how to turn an old bamboo placemat into pretty bamboo coasters.  "This is the easiest DIY project ever!" she tells us.  "These coasters are great for indoor as well as outdoor use.  The quality of material used makes it easy to clean with just a wet wipe." Bamboo Placemat