Taking Apart an Old Couch to Make Leather Pillows

Vintage Revivals leather pillow before

Okay, this has to be one of the most unusual rescues I’ve ever seen, but it’s genius–pure genius!  Mandi of Vintage Revivals was looking for an inexpensive source for leather, since she wanted to make some leather pillows.  Her solution?  Finding an old leather couch on Craigslist that no one else wanted.

Vintage Revivals leather pillow before

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Magazine Rack with the Midas Touch

Home Made magazine rack before

Rhonda rescued this magazine rack through a Facebook swap page and blogged about it over at Home.Made.  When she got it, Rhonda says that, “It was brown and dusty with little gnaw marks from some (hopefully domestic) critter.”

Home Made magazine rack before

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Refabbing a Mouse Pad

The Seasoned Homemaker mousepad before

If you are sitting at a desktop computer, take a look at your mouse pad…how’s it looking?  A little dingy?  No need to be embarrassed, we’ve all been there!  In fact, Leslie, The Seasoned Homemaker, has figured out how to make those old mouse pads look like new.

The Seasoned Homemaker mousepad before

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Updating a Brass Chandelier with Spray Paint

Homespun with Love chandelier before

At Homespun with Love, a dining room chandelier was getting a little too brassy for its homeowners.  “We looked for some time trying to find a reasonably priced replacement that would suit our decor taste, but try we did with no luck.”

Homespun with Love chandelier before

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Toilet Paper Tubes Become Pretty Party Favors

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Carolyn of Homework recently created some darling little party favors out of one of the most humble recyclables known to man:  the empty toilet paper roll.

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

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Decorating Out of Doors with Upcycled Art

Love Grows Wild upcycled art before

At her blog, Love Grows Wild, Liz has been sharing her patio makeover.  One of the things she did to make the space feel more like a room was to hang some artwork on an exterior wall.  Since the art would be outdoors, Liz decided to upcycle some old decor to create something she wouldn’t feel bad about exposing to the elements.

Love Grows Wild upcycled art before

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Getting Many Uses from One Piece of Furniture

AKA Design hutch before

Dean and Shannon blog at AKA Design.  Recently, they shared the evolution of one piece of furniture in their home.  I think it’s a great example of how creative thinking can keep just about any item in your home from going curbside.

AKA Design hutch before

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Pretty Clutch from Used Textiles

Sneezerville denim clutch

Over at Sneezerville, Britt combined a worn pair of trouser jeans and an old floral tablecloth to make a pretty accessory:  a clutch!

Denim Trousers

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