Jack-o-Lantern Fun from a Tin Can

Canned Pumpkin

Here’s a fun little upcycling project that will be great to try out with the kids.  File it away for next year, because this looks like something that will keep the little ones busy for hours.  Rachel from Adventures of a DIY Mom came up with this, and it all started with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Canned Pumpkin

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Go for the Gold! Giving Accessories a Midas Touch

Grace Lee Cottage vase before

At Grace Lee Cottage, Leah has a new-found appreciation for gold.  “It all began with my outdoor fall decorating and a single can of metallic gold spray paint,” she confesses.  “Now every time I turn around I find something else I think might look nice with a coat of gold spray paint!”

Grace Lee Cottage vase before

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Updating a Childhood Dresser for the Next Generation

Just a Girl and Her Blog dresser before

Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog admits that she took this dresser with her when she moved away from home, and never gave it back.  It’s currently housed in her sons’ bedroom, which is undergoing a makeover.  Abby decided to give the dresser a new look, too.

Just a Girl and Her Blog dresser before

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How to Keep Your Laminate Counters Off the Curb

Pinterior Designs countertops before

Chelsea, the Pinterior Designer, has been working on updating the kitchen in her home to suit her personal style since the day she bought the house.  I think a lot of us can relate to just how much work it can be to update a kitchen on a budget!  Chelsea had done just about everything she could to the kitchen without a demolition:  painting the cabinets and walls, updating appliances.  Everything looked so much better, but somehow the laminate counters looked worse.

Pinterior Designs countertops before

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A Dash of Coco bench before

Coco keeps track of her projects at A Dash of Coco.  When she spotted this bench on her neighbors’ curb, she was torn.  It’s the dilemma of many a roadkill rescuer when faced with neighborhood roadkill:  grab it and run, or ask for permission to turn their junk into something fabulous?  In Coco’s case, she went and asked for it, and they neighbors were beyond thrilled to let it enjoy a new life at her house.  Hooray!

A Dash of Coco bench before

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Upcycling Fourth of July Decor to Autumn Prettiness

Second Chance to Dream door hanging before

When Barb from Second Chance to Dream spotted this metal door basket at Goodwill, it had been marked down so far that it was almost free.  It was sporting stars and stripes that had seen better days.

Second Chance to Dream door hanging before

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Shaken, Not Stirred: Art with Cocktail Napkins

Making Home Base cocktail napkins before

At Making Home Base, Chelsea had some cocktail napkins in a fun pattern that she’d bought on sale at Target.  Seriously, who can resist those clearance shelves?

Making Home Base cocktail napkins before

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A Piano Makeover that You’ve Got to See to Believe

This is Happiness piano before

Becky blogs over at This is Happiness.  Recently, her son began taking piano lessons, which meant it was past time for their family to own a piano.  Lucky for them, the Craigslist gods were smiling, and the first time Becky checked the “free” section of Craigslist, this piano was available.

This is Happiness piano before

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