A Little Wine and a Lot of Lace

August - Week 4 -2013

At her blog Homework, Carolyn has found a lovely way to repurpose empty wine bottles.  She’s turning them into lacy vases.

August - Week 4 -2013

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Awesome Chalkboard Bins from Plastic Storage Drawers

R&R Workshop plastic drawers before

Rachel from R&R Workshop had graduated from the plastic drawers on wheels to real furniture.  “We no longer needed to use these plastic drawers, but I wasn’t willing to get rid of them!” she exclaims.

R&R Workshop plastic drawers before

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Recycling Magazines into Fun Florals

Stack of Scrapping magazines

One hot summer day, all Heather of Craft Cravings wanted to do was stay inside and craft up a storm.  Not wanting to go shopping for any new supplies, she looked around for something on hand that she could recycle into a fun craft.  What she found were her stacks of scrapbooking supply magazines.

Stack of Scrapping magazines

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Vintage Folding Chair Makes a Great Command Center

Nalle's House folding chair before

Over at Nalle’s House, Anu asks, “A folding chair is great for small spaces, parties and as additional seating, but what do you do with it while it’s not in use?  I decided to make my vintage folding chair serve double duty as seating and as a command center in my front entry.”

Nalle's House folding chair before

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Back to School Bulletin Board Spruce Up

Lovely Etc. bulletin board before

Over at Lovely Etc., Carrie is getting ready to go back to school.  She’s a school counselor with a very small, very unlovely office.  Before school starts, Carrie decided to transform the school castoffs that make up her office and brighten things up a bit.

Lovely Etc. bulletin board before

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Candlelit Romance from Chippy Barn Wood

Major Hoff Takes a Wife old wood before

Sara, A.K.A “Mrs. Major Hoff” blogs at Major Hoff Takes a Wife.  She tells us, ” My friend just happened to find this fabulous chippy painted barn wood when she was out strolling through a pasture. Okay, so she is a veterinarian, and maybe is out in pastures more than the rest of us–but holy smokes! What a score!”

Major Hoff Takes a Wife old wood before

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Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser after

Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser before

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A Dress Form Dressed Up

Ann-Kay Home dress form befor - Copy

Over at Ann-Kay Home, Ann Kay stays busy working on custom orders for her wedding accessories shop.  With all the sewing and crafting that she does, one piece of equipment that is often left sitting out in her house is this very plain dress form.

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