Organizing Electronics with a Vintage Toolbox

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

At The Happy Housie, Krista had a thrift shop find that had been languishing in her garage for months.  She’d originally brought it home for bedroom decor, but when her decorating scheme went in another direction, she didn’t have a use for it.  Recently, Krista realized that the toolbox could be a solution for a common household problem:  corralling electronics.

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

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Dresser Gets a Whole New Use–and Look!

Two Wongs Make a Right dresser before

Over at Two Wongs Make a Right, Rachel had been scouring the classifieds for an affordable combination dresser/changing table for the nursery.  Unfortunately, nothing had appeared that met her needs.  One day, a co-worker that was listening sympathetically offered up a dresser that she was trying to get rid of.

Two Wongs Make a Right dresser before

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Snow Dipped Log Candle Holders

Design Dining Diapers logs before

Baby, it’s cold outside….and Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has a perfectly crafted rescue project to help warm things up indoors.  “Last year, I stumbled upon a big branch that had fallen down in the woods behind our neighborhood,” she tells us, “and I somehow convinced my husband to carry the 8′ branch all the way home for me. He’s the best!”

Design Dining Diapers logs before

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Winter Fun: Sparkly Clothespins

Classy Clutter clothespins

Who doesn’t have a few clothespins stashed in their laundry room somewhere?  If you don’t, you are definitely missing out.  Check with your neighbors or pick up a package at the dollar store, because these bad boys are really handy….and you are going to need a few to make sparkly like Mallory did at Classy Clutter.

Classy Clutter clothespins

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A Phone Table Update

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

At Dewdrop Gables, friends who know about Debbie’s penchant for old furniture passed this old telephone table along to her.  “This poor, dog-chewed phone table, was a mess!” she laments.  “Aside from the damage by their dog, it was rickety and had ugly fabric on the seat.”

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

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Old Trunk Gets a Numbered Makeover

Lake Girl Paints trunk before

When Deb of Lake Girl Paints spotted this old trunk on the side of the road, and told her husband to pull over,  it was late at night and raining hard.  “He doesn’t even hesitate anymore,” Deb laughs.  “It’s a way of life!”

Lake Girl Paints trunk before

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Wintry Window Photo Display

House by Hoff window screen photo display after

April, who blogs at House By Hoff, found this old metal window grate hanging up in her parents’ garage last month.  “They really can’t claim that they don’t know where my ‘junk collecting, trash-to-treasure’ gene comes from, can they?” she laughs.

House by Hoff window screen photo display after

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Extreme Home Makeover Dollhouse Edition

Upcycle Addict dollhouse before

At Upcycle Addict, Sherry took on a challenge:  restore the dollhouse made by her daughter’s grandfather for a new generation–her granddaughters!

Upcycle Addict dollhouse before

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