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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Trashed Dresser Rescued and Refreshed

Homemade by Carmona dresser before

Ursula blogs at Home Made By Carmona.  A thoughtful friend (and fellow DIYer) spotted this dresser on the side of the road and picked it up for Ursula.

Homemade by Carmona dresser before

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Using an Extra Drawer to Create More Storage

The Bold Abode drawer before

Over at The Bold Abode, Gwen has been frustrated by the number of things piling up on her bathroom counter.  She needed something to help corral the chaos.  While more built in cabinetry is what she’s dreaming of in the future, an old drawer that Gwen found gave her an idea for something she could manage in the here and now.

The Bold Abode drawer after

 

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Multiple Rescues Make a Delightful Play Kitchen for Kids

My Repurposed Life play kitchen before

What I am about to show you is probably the ultimate repurposing project.  Gail, from My Repurposed Life, started out with the inspiration to turn an old bedside table into a cute little play kitchen.  But using a single castaway piece of furniture wasn’t enough for this veteran Rescuer…..

My Repurposed Life play kitchen before

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