Nasty Rocker Gets a Major Makeover

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“So, my aunt rescued this old rocking chair from a dumpster,” begins Ashley at Domestic Imperfection.  ” As soon as my husband saw it sitting on the front porch he cringed and asked, ‘are we really keeping that nasty thing?’” Ashley reassured him that it wouldn’t be nasty for long, and got to work on a {…Read More…}

Decorative Shutters Made from Pallet Wood

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At Prodigal Pieces, Larissa scored some weather shipping pallets for free, thanks to Craigslist.  She decided to use some of her pallet wood to make some shutters for one of her windows. After dismantling one of the pallets, she cut the boards to the sizes she needed for this project.  Each shutter was make of several {…Read More…}

Sentimental Sign

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When Kelsey’s parents sold their rural property and moved across the country, they took several pieces of wood with them from the old barn that had stood on their acreage. Years later, Kelsey’s mom asked her to help turn on of those pieces of wood into something special, which she shared at Poofy Cheeks.

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From Book to Faux Capiz Mobile

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Erin at Sugar Crumbs loves the look of fancy capiz chandeliers, but not the price tag. So after a bit of Pinspiration, she got crafty! Erin used an old yard sale book to create her own fabulous paper mobile.

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DIY Layered Candle

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Kara at Happy Go Lucky shows us how to address our overflowing scented candle collection with a genius strategy–she melts them down to create new layered candles! Decluttering and free layered candles? Yes, please!

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West Elm on a Dime

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Andrea at Decorating Cents was falling out of love with her red table. While browsing a West Elm catalog, she saw a set of nesting tables with a similar shape.  She says, “I knew with a little paint, I could come close to the West Elm version.” A few cans of black spray paint covered up {…Read More…}

Antique Couch Becomes a Deconstructed Bench

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“The 100+ year old couch had a lovely life but had resided in an airplane hanger for sometime,” Amanda says at Mommy Is Coocoo. Appreciating the sturdy frame and funk claw feet, she took it home and turned it into a bench for her boys’ bedroom.

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A Dresser Gets Feathers and Fun Again

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“I found this dresser sitting on the curb on garbage day when I was out walking, my dog, Buddy,” Erin explains at DIY Passion. “Hilarity ensued and it did eventually end up in my car and in our sunroom, where it sat, musty and yucky for months until I started to come up with a whole space vision.”

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