Mini Memo Boards from a Surprising Source

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At Restoration Beauty, Selene came up with a cute idea for office decor and organization.  It all started from her inability to throw out candle jars.  “This girl just doesn’t throw away good glass, you know,” she laughs.

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Rustic Reclaimed Wood Shelves

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Over at Rustique Restoration, Jen and Brock found a way to repurpose some salvaged wood fencing (like that pictured below) and get a lovely way to display Jen’s collection of white dishes.

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Roadside Cabinet Find

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Over at McCall Manor, Holly spotted this handsome bookcase on–you guessed it–the side of the road!  Believe it or not, all that glass was completely intact!

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Sonic Spring

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Here’s a really fun upcycling project from Kellie at Nest of Posies.  It all started with a family run to Sonic for some fun drinks.  When they handed the drinks to Kellie in this cardboard carrier, she had a light bulb moment.

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Trashed Lamp Gets a Second Chance

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At her blog Sweet Pea, Paula shares the story of a salvaged lamp.  She found this lamp in a dumpster…during a beach vacation!  The lamp came home with her and recently got a makeover.

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Gang Tagged Dresser Gets a New Look

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Well, I have to say, I think this is the first gang-related rescue I’ve ever featured.  Ha!  Candice of The ReFab Diaries found this gang-tagged dresser outside her Chicago apartment building.  In need of an inexpensive storage solution for the craft room she was making, she brought it in from off the street.

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Music to My Makeover Lovin’ Ears

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At Always Arty, Lisa’s friends were planning to throw out this old guitar.  She convinced them to let her take it home, instead.

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Vintage Suitcase Refabbed

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Rhonda from Craft Dictator has had this vintage suitcase sitting in her house for months.  She planned to use it for office storage, but had never opened it.  When she finally did open the little suitcase it was not full of money.  To the contrary, it was actually pretty nasty inside!

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