Put a Cork on the Twine Storage Problem

Addicted to DIY wine cork spools before

Recently, Katie from Addicted to DIY was staring at a little bag of wine corks a friend had passed along to her.  As she wondered what to do with those corks, she spotted a small tangle of baker’s twine nearby.  “Then it hit me!”  Katie exclaimed.  “Why not use the corks to keep my twine from turning into a big knot?”

Addicted to DIY wine cork spools before

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Accent Table Gets a Whole New Look

Meatloaf and Melodrama table before

Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama has had this small table in her family room for several years.  She explains, “Although it was functional, it was also drab and dark. It was also a bit too modern for me.”

Meatloaf and Melodrama table before

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A Winter Tablescape from Yard Clippings

An Extraordinary Day birch branches before

Limbs cut from a birch branch in her yard have been fueling Diane’s craft projects all winter long.  Let’s take a look at the latest projects she shared at her blog, An Extraordinary Day.

An Extraordinary Day birch branches before

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Grandma’s Hutch Gets a Makeover

The Junk House hutch before

Every so often when I feature painted furniture here, the furniture police show up, ready to make arrests because an original finish just got covered up with paint.  My attitude about this is expressed very well by Sam from The Junk House, when she explains why she decided to paint the hutch she’d inherited from her grandmother.  “At first I was hesitant to paint over such a nice piece, but I know that my grandma would prefer I paint it and enjoy it rather than give it away because it didn’t fit my style or begrudgingly keep it out of obligation.”  If paint keeps a perfectly useful piece of furniture out of the junkyard, go for it!

The Junk House hutch before

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Old Ride Gets a New Vibe

Lovely Etc. push car before

Have you ever got a space decorated just so, and then the realities of life take over–which for many of us include multi-colored plastic toys.  Carrie from Lovely Etc. knows what I’m talking about.  She was thrilled to find a little push car that her small son would love, but tells us there was just one small problem: it was ugly.  “I am not delusional enough to think my thirteen month old could care less whether his toys are cute or not,” she laughs, “but I know this thing is going to be hanging around our family room for many months.”

Lovely Etc. push car before

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Baby Food Jars to Valentine Fun

While He Was Napping baby food jars

Krista from While He Was Napping shared this fun project at Over the Big Moon, recently.  To make it, she upcycled some of the glass baby food jars that she had on hand at her house.

While He Was Napping baby food jars

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Making Pretty Valentine Decor from Glass Jars

Laura Kelly Designs glass bottle before

At Laura Kelly Designs, Laura came up with a simple but pretty vase for Valentine’s Day, using a glass jar and buttons.  Something you probably have around the house already, right?

Laura Kelly Designs glass bottle before

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Photo Display Accent Table

Lake Girl Paints photo table before

I have an amazing makeover for you today from Deb at Lake Girl Paints.  “I received a hand-me-down freebie end table that came with a glass top,” she says.  Her idea for transforming it is too good not to share.

Lake Girl Paints photo table before

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