Grandfather’s Desk for the Next Generation

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“This desk used to be my grandfather’s and is going to now be my sister-in-law’s vanity,” says Meg at Oliver & Rust.

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Tree Stump Table

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Julie of Redhead Can Decorate has no shortage of stumps in her wooded yard. Inspired by one of the photos in her West Elm catalog, she decided to turn one of her elm stumps into furniture.

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Chalk Painted Entertainment Center Makeover

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The entertainment center in Courtney’s home was the right size and shape and was working well for containing media and books. But she had fallen out of love with the dark stained wood. She shares the makeover at Crafts by Courtney.

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Sprucing Up a Light Switch

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Over at This Silly Girl’s Life, Shelly from DIY Mama shared a simple spruce-up for a basic switch plate. Looking for a a quick and easy way to use up some washi tape and add a little color an personality to a room, Shelly decided the basic white light switches in her daughter’s bathroom could use a little makeover.

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Wine Cork Letters

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Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna found a large box of wine corks at a garage sale a while back. She’s been using them to craft fun projects ever since. Her latest? These letters made from corks.

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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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