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Basic Fan Goes Retro Glam

Jessa from Sparkle is grateful for any extra air she can get on hot summer days, so this portable fan is a permanent part of her decor during the summer months. She thought the basic black design was just something she had to live with until she spotted a picture of the Vornado Vintage Collection VFAN, one day, and was inspired by the two-tone, retro color scheme.
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Art to Go

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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Table Renewed with Color and Paint

When Courtney found this table that had belonged to her grandmother languishing in her mother's basement, she didn't hesitate to take it home for a makeover. Why not? "My grandmother was a decorator," Courtney explains at All Things New Again. "She was always changing things around and trying new looks. I did not hesitate to paint her table for one second because I know if she was here, she would have told me to paint it already
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Rustic Seashell Plank

Looking for an easy project that will bring a little bit of the beach into your home? April from House By Hoff has one that made use of things she already had around the house, so it didn't cost her a penny! Only three things were required: a collection of shells, an old board, and a hot glue gun.
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A Pile of Wooden Dowels Put to Use

When Kathy of The Salvaged Boutique inherited a box full of wood dowels, she wasn't quite sure what to think, but she did love their backstory. "These wooden rods came from a friend of his who works for a vacuum company that was discarding the rods because they were defective. My Uncle says these rods are used to create the part that spins at the bottom of a vacuum," Kathy explains.
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Reclaimed Wood TV Console

Tatertots & Jello recently featured this neat project for a DIY built TV console by Heidi from Kruse’s Workshop. What makes this project Roadkill Rescue worthy? Well, Heidi and her husband have access to reclaimed wood. It's a DIY project with free materials!
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Twine for an Update

Brett from Being Bianca shared this incredible table makeover at I Should Be Mopping the Floor. What she started out with was a basic console that had been sitting in her entryway for years, and Brett tells us, "I just couldn't stomach spending a small fortune on a new table without attempting an upcycle on this one first."