Plain Lampshade Goes Home on the Range

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At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna’s inspiration for this lamp makeover came from someone special:  her Pap.  A cattle rancher, his life was defined by the animals he cared for so diligently.  When Jenna spotted a cowhide lampshade, she knew immediately that she wanted one of her own.  “Not only would it fit perfectly with my decor, but it would be a nod to my Pap,” she tells us.

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Tossed Table Makeover

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“When I spotted the neighbor putting a perfectly good wooden dining room table on the curb… the wheels started turning!” Candace confesses at Vintage News Junkie.

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Old Art Turned Into Love Note

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At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay says she and her husband recently celebrated a milestone anniversary.  “I found some old wooden picture frames on the side of the road a while back, and have been using them for various projects,” she tells us.  When she needed an anniversary gift, Lindsay decided to make something for him using one of the frames.

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Rescued Coffee Table Becomes a Gorgeous Tufted Ottoman

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Sara from Thrifty Treasures loves tufted ottomans.  She was thrilled when she saw another blogger use an old coffee table to make one, because Sara realized she already had just the right table for an ottoman transformation downstairs in her own basement.

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Freebie Finds Make a Cool Clock

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“I love trolling freecycle and the free section of craig’s list to see what people no longer need and then see if I can make something cool out of it.  For this project, 2 freecycle scores collided,” says Beth at Pickles in My Tea & in My Soup.

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Vintage Wedding Dress Keepsake

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At Upcycle Addict, Sherry’s mother sent her wedding dress to Sherry recently, asking her to “Do something with it.”  The wedding dress was truly lovely, but the embroidered fabric had yellowed over time.  Instead of trying to fit the dress into a shadow box, Sherry decided to create something that her mother could touch and hold from the fabric.

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One Friend’s Trash is Another Friend’s Treasure

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“A few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future,” says Joan from Nicer Than New.  Her friend replied that as far as she was concerned, the table was garbage, so Joan could have it if she wanted it.  Score!

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Hit the Surf…With a Rescued Table

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Kim, who blogs at Coastal Star Decor, was given this old kitchen table set by a client.  “When I saw it… all I could think was… SURFBOARD!” she explains.  Wow–let’s see how she got there!

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