From Pine to Shine

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When Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo inherited her parents old bedroom set, she did so with mixed feelings. It was solid wood and in fantastic shape. But that wood was pine with a shiny varnish, and that was a look Amanda wasn’t crazy about. Makeover time!

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An Edgy Refashion for a Little Black Dress

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I get so excited when Nicole from The Felted Fox sends in clothing refashions. Not only does she have great taste and fantastic ideas, but she models her creations so well that I feel a little bit like Anna Wintour while I’m figuring out which pictures to show you! This refashion features the classic little black dress.

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What’s More Glam Than Pink and Houndstooth?

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Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna tells us, “This was my first ever roadside find. It just took me a long time to get around to fixing it!” Well, when you see how this chair makeover turned out, I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait.

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File This Under Super Cool

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“This was a file cart that I rescued from the curb in my neighborhood to narrowly avoid what was sure to be a terrible fate at a land fill,” explains Marta at Marta on a Mission. The new destination for this file cart?  Her nephew’s bedroom.  But first, Marta had to disassemble the cart, wash it {…Read More…}

Baby Crib Makeover

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When Rachel of Maison de Pax learned that after two boys, baby #3 would be a girl, she decided to go with all-out frills in baby girl’s nursery. Opting for a Jenny Lind style of crib, she passed the crib along to her sister, who is welcoming another baby girl into the world.

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Beautiful Bench from Reclaimed Materials

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Over at My Love 2 Create, Mindi has been sharing projects from the laundry room redo she helped her sister with. Since Sis was on a tight budget, most of the projects they worked on had to involve free or low-cost materials. This bench for the mudroom section of the laundry area repurposed not one, but two items!

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Making a Mason Jar Vase

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Here’s a great idea for turning a mason jar into a cute vase from Shanna at Restoration Redoux. Shanna made this one for Spring (and especially Easter), but you could adapt her directions for any season or holiday.

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Trashed Headboard Becomes a Corner Bench

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“Last Spring I got a call from a friend to alert me that there was a headboard out to the garbage on her street,” tells Gail at My Repurposed Life. “I borrowed a truck and hurried right over to scoop it up.”
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