Wooden Pig Redo

The Thrifty Challenge pig before

At The Thrifty Challenge, Lisa found this painted wooden pig in the “free” piled at a local market.  She decided to bring the pig home and give it a new life.

The Thrifty Challenge pig before

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Popcorn Tin Lampshade

Bright Green Door popcorn tin before

Jess blogs at Bright Green Door.  She was delighted recently to find a honeycomb lamp at Target, but when she brought it home, “every lampshade I owned was either too big or too small and I couldn’t find ANYTHING the right size,” Jess confesses.

Bright Green Door popcorn tin before

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Beach Chairs Refabbed

Crafts a la Mode beach chair before

Over at Crafts a la Mode, Linda was driving along one day when she spotted a pile of free goodies on the side of the road.  It was all good stuff, including two folding beach chairs.

Crafts a la Mode beach chair before

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Utensil Holder to Jewelry Hanger

Dear Emmeline utensil stand before

Over at Dear Emmeline, Jessica had a kitchen utensil holder that hadn’t been used since she’d attached an Ikea hanging bar to the kitchen wall.  “That left me with a useless stand that either needed to be tossed or repurposed.  I chose the later!” she says.

Dear Emmeline utensil stand before

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Button Covered Phone Case

Living Well Spending Less buttons before

If you like rainbows almost as much as your smart phone, then you are going to looooove this project from Ruth over at Living Well Spending Less.  All it takes to get started is something that many crafters already have on hand:  a collection of buttons.

Living Well Spending Less buttons before

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Mason Jar Storage Shelf with Vintage Yardsticks

Upcycled Treasures storage shelf before

Katie of Upcycled Treasures has been eyeing projects that make use of vintage yardsticks for a while, waiting for a chance to make one of her own.  When she found a stash of old yardsticks on a recent shopping trip, she decided to combine them with her collection of mason jars to make something unique.

Upcycled Treasures storage shelf before

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Vintage School Desk Makeover

Nicolette Abram school desk before

Nicolette blogs at Decorate Decorate.  “I spotted this sweet old school desk in the driveway of a house with a sold sign outside,” she says.  “I knocked on the door and a very sweet woman told me it had been in the garage for years and her children were all grown up now. It was in a bit of a state and I don’t think she could understand why I wanted it!”

Nicolette Abram school desk before

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Craigslist Bench Makeover

This Sarah Loves bench before

Sarah of This Sarah Loves claims her husband has a new hobby:  checking the free section on Craigslist.  And that’s a good thing, especially when he comes home with stuff as nice as this colonial-style bench.

This Sarah Loves bench before

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