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

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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.

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On the Menu Today: Chalkboard Chargers

Mendez Manor chargers before

Over at Mendez Manor, Nicole has been thinking about the upcoming holidays.  She wanted to have something both festive and fun to help create unique tablescapes this holiday season.  The solution?  These chalkboard painted chargers.

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Old Birdbath Becomes a Cute Toadstool Table for the Backyard

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Not everyone would see something cute for their yard when they encountered this shabby looking birdbath.  Lindsey from My Creative Days, on the other hand, immediately knew exactly what she wanted to do with it–and her idea did not involve birds!

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Bedside Table Found Curbside Gets An Aztec Makeover

2nd Funniest Thing bedside table before

Marta blogs at 2nd Funniest Thing.  There, she shares the makeover of a bedside table that she found during her neighborhood’s last junk collection day.  The color and pattern for this makeover was inspired by an Aztec print sweater that she loves to wear.

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Discarded Pendant Light Makes a Perfect Terrarium

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When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled.  “The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz,” she says.  “I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected.”

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Love Orange and Stripes? You’ve Got to See this Rescue!

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“I don’t seem to be able to turn down decent free furniture even when I DO NOT need it,” laughs Joan of Nicer Than New.  “A few months ago, I was given a child’s desk and dresser. I offered them to my niece and I painted them up for my 7-year-old GREAT nephew.”

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Cute Craft for Kids! Bottle Cap Spiders

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Kelly is sharing a really cute, upcycled craft that’s perfect for working on with kids over at her blog Live, Laugh, Rowe.  Along with a few other basic arts/crafts supplies, the only thing you need to make these not-so-spooky spiders is a few bottle caps.

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Free Hepplewhites Make a New Homeowner Happy

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When a friend passed these two nightstands along to Martha, she was thrilled.  “They came to me at just the right time….my
family has recently moved and these two pieces will make wonderful additions to our guest room AND the price was just right,” she confesses on her blog, Martha Leone Designs.

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