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Charms for a Winter’s Evening Party

Krista from The Happy Housie had a great idea this year for keeping track of guest's glasses at her wintertime gatherings.  "It can be pretty tough to keep track of your wine glass at big dinners and events," she acknowleges, "You put it down for a second to do something and suddenly there are three other wine glasses that look exactly the same as yours!"  To overcome this problem, she made drink charms. The Happy Housie wood slices before
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Cleaning Up a Bench with Character

When a family member spotted this bench on the side of the road and brought it to Anneke to rescue, it had loads of character....and BUGS!  "As awesome as the seat was, it was damaged by larvae and bugs of some kind. Ewww, gross, and NO thank you!" exclaims Anneke at her blog, This, That & Life. This That & Life bench before
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An Old Drawer Becomes New Book Storage

"Our bedroom is constantly littered with Brennan’s books so I was looking for a way to hide a stash of books there permanently," says Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.  So, when she spotted her husband heading out to the trash with an old drawer leftover from a past furniture makeover, Christy made him bring it right back inside.  She had an idea for how to repurpose that drawer. Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before
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Changing a Cell Phone Case with Washi Tape

When Krista's husband surprised her with a new smartphone one fine day, she was excited about accessorizing it with a new case.  Unfortunately, the case she ordered wasn't what she'd anticipated.  "It was such a slippery case!  I felt like I was going to send it flying across the counter top with the slightest nudge," she says at her blog, While He Was Sleeping.  After trying to make do for a few days, Krista decided to do something to make the case better. While He Was Napping Phone Case Before
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Organizing Electronics with a Vintage Toolbox

At The Happy Housie, Krista had a thrift shop find that had been languishing in her garage for months.  She'd originally brought it home for bedroom decor, but when her decorating scheme went in another direction, she didn't have a use for it.  Recently, Krista realized that the toolbox could be a solution for a common household problem:  corralling electronics. The Happy Housie vintage tool box before
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Dresser Gets a Whole New Use–and Look!

Over at Two Wongs Make a Right, Rachel had been scouring the classifieds for an affordable combination dresser/changing table for the nursery.  Unfortunately, nothing had appeared that met her needs.  One day, a co-worker that was listening sympathetically offered up a dresser that she was trying to get rid of. Two Wongs Make a Right dresser before
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Snow Dipped Log Candle Holders

Baby, it's cold outside....and Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has a perfectly crafted rescue project to help warm things up indoors.  "Last year, I stumbled upon a big branch that had fallen down in the woods behind our neighborhood," she tells us, "and I somehow convinced my husband to carry the 8′ branch all the way home for me. He’s the best!" Design Dining Diapers logs before