How to Replace Broken Embellishments

Thrifty Treasures mirror before

At Thrifty Treasures, Sara tells us, “My wonderful hubby brought me home this mirror he found.  A beautiful piece of work, but it had a broken part.”  Sara came up with a solution for fixing the missing embellishment.

Thrifty Treasures mirror before

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Foxy Little Upcycling Project

Lolly Jane fox art before

Over at Lolly Jane, Kelli needed a baby shower gift for a new baby boy.  His mom’s cute nursery design of browns, creams, and orange with a fox theme was Kelli’s inspiration, and some former house siding was her canvas.

Lolly Jane fox art before

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Rainbow Crayon Organizer from Upcycled Cans

Sugar Bee Crafts crayon organizer before

At Sugar Bee Crafts, Mandy is getting her children ready to go back to school.  She came up with a way to upcycle a few cans and keep her family’s crayon collection organized.

Sugar Bee Crafts crayon organizer before

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Taking Apart an Old Couch to Make Leather Pillows

Vintage Revivals leather pillow before

Okay, this has to be one of the most unusual rescues I’ve ever seen, but it’s genius–pure genius!  Mandi of Vintage Revivals was looking for an inexpensive source for leather, since she wanted to make some leather pillows.  Her solution?  Finding an old leather couch on Craigslist that no one else wanted.

Vintage Revivals leather pillow before

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Magazine Rack with the Midas Touch

Home Made magazine rack before

Rhonda rescued this magazine rack through a Facebook swap page and blogged about it over at Home.Made.  When she got it, Rhonda says that, “It was brown and dusty with little gnaw marks from some (hopefully domestic) critter.”

Home Made magazine rack before

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Refabbing a Mouse Pad

The Seasoned Homemaker mousepad before

If you are sitting at a desktop computer, take a look at your mouse pad…how’s it looking?  A little dingy?  No need to be embarrassed, we’ve all been there!  In fact, Leslie, The Seasoned Homemaker, has figured out how to make those old mouse pads look like new.

The Seasoned Homemaker mousepad before

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Updating a Brass Chandelier with Spray Paint

Homespun with Love chandelier before

At Homespun with Love, a dining room chandelier was getting a little too brassy for its homeowners.  “We looked for some time trying to find a reasonably priced replacement that would suit our decor taste, but try we did with no luck.”

Homespun with Love chandelier before

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Toilet Paper Tubes Become Pretty Party Favors

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Carolyn of Homework recently created some darling little party favors out of one of the most humble recyclables known to man:  the empty toilet paper roll.

Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

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