Old Shutter Makes a Pretty Jewelry Organizer

Suburble old shutters before

“I found a pile of shutters on the side of the road, and gleefully chucked them into my car (no doubt at the surprise of my neighbours),” Tara from Suburble tells us.

Suburble old shutters before

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Turning an Old Cabinet Door Into Useful Office Furniture

Obsessive and Creative shelf before

“I went to buy a monitor shelf a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at the cost, ” says Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative.  Desperately needing the desk space  that a platform shelf would offer, she decided to make one of her own.

Obsessive and Creative shelf before

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Industrial Cart Goes from Frumpy to Fab

Circus Berry metal cart before

When Anne of Circus Berry saw this old metal cart on the curb, she was initially hesitant to take it. Once she did, she got some flack from her family because the cart sat in her garage for a while.

Circus Berry metal cart before

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Broken Dresser Becomes a Colorful Entertainment Center

Upcycle Addict entertainment center before

“I just feel the need to ‘save’ all the discarded pieces of furniture,” confesses Sherry, the Upcycle Addict.  That’s why she brought home this dresser with a broken door and damaged top.

Upcycle Addict entertainment center before

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Drawers Full of Flowers

Kammy's Korner house before

Kammy completed a super fun upcycling project for her house this summer, and she blogged about it at Kammy’s Korner.  This is definitely an idea to pin for use next spring, or to keep on file under “Things To Do With Extra Drawers.”  She completely reimagined some old dresser drawers as garden window boxes!

Kammy's Korner before collage

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Rescue Linoleum? Seriously? Check This Out!

My Life as Robin's Wife linoleum before

At My Life As Robin’s Wife, Diane had a kitchen floor that was looking more than a little dated, thanks to some linoleum that had been there a little too long.  She wanted to change up the look of the flooring, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money to do so.  And that’s when she learned: you can paint linoleum.

My Life as Robin's Wife linoleum before

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Pallet Wood + Pretty Frame = Pure Fall Goodness

The Golden Sycamore mirror and pallet before

Allison of The Golden Sycamore has had some pallets sitting in her driveway that she’d been meaning to repurpose.  “Since we also have lots of furniture and random accessories in our basement, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone,” Allison tells us.  “I took this large mirror that we weren’t using and a pallet to create an art display for our living room.”

The Golden Sycamore mirror and pallet before

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What Pumpkins are Wearing This Season

Confessions of a Plate addict shirt pumpkin before

Debbie, from Confessions of a Plate Addict, participated in a Fall-themed no-sew decorating showcase.  Not only did she manage to create a fabric project without a single seam, she recycled old shirts for the fabric!  Go, Debbie!  (Oh, and despite the impression the “before” photo might give…no cats were harmed in the making of this cute Fall craft.)

Confessions of a Plate addict shirt pumpkin before

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