Old Storage Becomes New Outdoor Decor

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When Kelli from Lolly Jane was a newlywed, her mom bought her this cabinet for much-needed storage in a tiny apartment. On a whim, Kelli painted it with sage green craft paint one night while her husband was working late. Recently, she decided to give it new life as a garden cart.

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Entryway Etagere

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Angelica of Once Again Irene needed the perfect piece of furniture to fit in her small entryway.  When this etagere showed up on Freecycle, she new she’d found a match.   To give the otherwise modest piece of furniture a little more visual weight, Angelica painted it a dark, charcoal gray.  She added some hooks {…Read More…}

Fall Wreath from Upcycled Materials

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At The DIY Mommy, Christina made a pretty fall wreath using materials from her recycling bin and her scrap fabric stash. ” It was a complete experiment, but I’m pleasantly surprised with how pretty it turned out to be,” Christina says.

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Scrap Wood Wall Art

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At Home.Made.Interest, Melinda tells us that she found this wood in the scrap pile at Home Depot. She brought it home with plans to turn it into some wall art for her gallery wall.

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From the Kitchen to the Garden

Kitchen-Cart

Over at Hawthorne and Main, Shonee has been wishing for a garden cart. So, when she discovered this old, ugly kitchen cart, Shonee knew just what she wanted to do with it!

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Knock, Knock! Door Turned Desk

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“When we moved away from Iowa, I had a couple of really old doors with the super cool keyholes in them,” says Laura of Laura Kelly Designs. She took the doors with her, knowing that they had potential to become something really great. Recently, she decided to turn one of the doors into a desk.

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Updating a Dresser

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“This bedroom set was in my daughter’s room until a couple of years ago, when we moved it into our master bedroom,” Jann explains at Newton Custom Interiors. Although this was a very well-made, sturdy dresser, the top had sustained some water damage at some point, and then there was the faux wicker on those upper drawers….things being what they were, Jann decided it was time to update this dresser.

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Plastic Container Craft Project

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Sometimes you just have to be crafty. Here’s a cute little upcycling project for one of those times. It would be a terrific rainy day project for kids, too. Sherri from About Family Crafts issued a challenge to her friends to upcycle a plastic food container, and this is how she participated in that challenge. Her container of choice once held margarine.

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