Dressing Up a Plain Plate for Jewelry Storage

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Need a place to contain the jewelry that you drop on your nightstand.  (C’mon, we all do it!)  Check out the cute jewelry tray that Amy made at Homey Oh My!  Amy started with a plain white salad plate–something that if you don’t already have on hand, you can easily find at the dollar store or thrift shop.

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Craft Fail Becomes Craft Success with Washi Tape

The Learner Observer craft fail before washi tape

We all have them:  projects that somewhere along the line of executing our vision just seem to fall short.  That was the case with this moleskin notebook that Thalita from The Learner Observer was working on.  She assumed that she could dress up the plain black notebook with stripes from a permanent gold marker.  Well, the stripes bled underneath the tape Thalita was using, and she was left with a hot mess.

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Plain Lampshade Goes Home on the Range

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At Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna’s inspiration for this lamp makeover came from someone special:  her Pap.  A cattle rancher, his life was defined by the animals he cared for so diligently.  When Jenna spotted a cowhide lampshade, she knew immediately that she wanted one of her own.  “Not only would it fit perfectly with my decor, but it would be a nod to my Pap,” she tells us.

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Tossed Table Makeover

Vintage News Junkie table before

“When I spotted the neighbor putting a perfectly good wooden dining room table on the curb… the wheels started turning!” Candace confesses at Vintage News Junkie.

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Old Art Turned Into Love Note

Diary of a Crafty Lady frame before

At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay says she and her husband recently celebrated a milestone anniversary.  “I found some old wooden picture frames on the side of the road a while back, and have been using them for various projects,” she tells us.  When she needed an anniversary gift, Lindsay decided to make something for him using one of the frames.

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Rescued Coffee Table Becomes a Gorgeous Tufted Ottoman

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Sara from Thrifty Treasures loves tufted ottomans.  She was thrilled when she saw another blogger use an old coffee table to make one, because Sara realized she already had just the right table for an ottoman transformation downstairs in her own basement.

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Freebie Finds Make a Cool Clock

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“I love trolling freecycle and the free section of craig’s list to see what people no longer need and then see if I can make something cool out of it.  For this project, 2 freecycle scores collided,” says Beth at Pickles in My Tea & in My Soup.

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Vintage Wedding Dress Keepsake

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At Upcycle Addict, Sherry’s mother sent her wedding dress to Sherry recently, asking her to “Do something with it.”  The wedding dress was truly lovely, but the embroidered fabric had yellowed over time.  Instead of trying to fit the dress into a shadow box, Sherry decided to create something that her mother could touch and hold from the fabric.

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