Tick Tock…It’s a Pallet Wood Clock

Designed Decor clock before

Over at Designed Decor, DeDe has been working on taking apart the pallets she had stashed in her backyard.  “The pallets I had were pretty beat up and a lot of the boards were not in good shape, so I just cut them, and had a bunch of 12 to 18 inch boards,” she tells us.  Faced with a pile of short boards to reuse, Dede came up with this clock project.

Designed Decor clock before

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Making Boring Shoes Spectator Worthy

Halfway to Hipster spectator shoes after

Our second shoe makeover of the day comes from Becca from Halfway to Hipster.  She had the brilliant idea of painting shoes to give them an utterly trendy new look.  Check out how she turned old shoes into funky spectator shoes!

Halfway to Hipster spectator shoes before

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DIY Repair of Children’s Shoes

Over the Apple Tree shoes before

I’ve declared today the unofficial day of rescued shoes.  Let’s start the morning off with find out how Laura from Over the Apple Tree fixed her daughter’s favorite pair of boots.

Over the Apple Tree shoes before

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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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