Old Books Make a Pretty Planter

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Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna came up with a creative way to display a succulent plant. “What better place for a succulent to live than in between the pages of a book?” she asks.

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Salvaged Chairs to Family Bench

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Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city’s spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.

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Footboard to Shelf Makeover

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” I found this piece on the roadside and had a plan for it the second I saw it,” says Marta on her blog, Marta on a Mission. Part of a bed set, she was pretty sure the size and shape of the foot board gave it great potential as a shelf.

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Card Catalog to Side Table

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Chaney from May Richer Fuller Be spotted this rusty three drawer metal card catalog on the side of the road. Even in bad shape, she was sure that the card catalog had some fun possibilities.

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Family Entryway Locker System

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At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family’s belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.

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From Lampshade to Basket

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“This lampshade originally came with a vintage lamp I picked up at the Goodwill,” explains Carrie at Lovely Etc. “The lamp got a quick makeover and a new, updated shade…and the shade got torn apart. ” She ended up saving the wire frame of the shade. Recently, she realized that it could be repurposed into a basket.

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Soda Bottle String Dispenser

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Over at Peaceful Planet, Nancy has come up with lots of ways to reuse soda bottles. One of her latest turns an empty plastic bottle into a handy tool for the craft room or studio: a string dispenser!

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Chalk Painted Side Table Spruce Up

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Over at Crafts by Courtney, moving to a new home in a new state has inspired Courtney to give her furniture a fresh, new look.  Instead of going out and buying different furniture, she’s been transforming the furniture she already owns, like this little, round side table. Courtney like the shape of this table, but {…Read More…}