Personalized and Upcycled Tin

Literary Spring tin before

At her blog, Literary Spring Designs, Rebecca shares her tips for giving extra personality to a tea tin.  Her idea would work really well for any small metal box–I’m sure an Altoid container could be used, too.

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Frame Made from Found Trim

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“My hubby picked up this old, wood trim for free at an estate sale,” says Lindsay at My Creative Days.  “I loved how wide it was and asked if he could make a frame out of it.”

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Forgotten Nightstand Gets a Second Chance

My Repurposed Life nightstand before

Over at My Repurposed Life, Gail picked up this shell of a cabinet from the curbside years ago.  “It hung out in the garage for years as storage for crates,” she says.  “While cleaning out the garage recently I decided it was time to give it a makeover.”

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Rescued Desk Finds a New Home and a New Look

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“A little more than a month ago my mom called me to let me know she had found a small desk on the side of the road, and snagged it for me,” says Bekah at Country Mouse Tales.  “The first time I saw the desk it was sitting in her backyard, and I didn’t immediately have high hopes.”

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From Drawer to Footstool

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Occasionally, seasoned Roadkill Rescuers encounter the phenomenon of extra drawers.  In Beth’s case, she found a dresser on the side of the road that was in horrible shape except the drawers, which were completely fine.  She shares her idea for rescuing drawers over at her blog, Pickles In My Tea & In My Soup.

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This Project Gives Roadside Bar a Whole New Meaning

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Chelsea from Pinterior Designer and her husband were driving along one day when she spotted the bar cart of her dreams in the most unlikely place: on the side of the road.  She screamed for him to stop, and–to make a long story short–the bar cart came home with them.

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Free Furniture Gets a New Look

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“This beautiful chest was the victim of divorce and neither party wanted to take it with them,” says Amy of High Style Restyle.  She happened to be in the right place at the right time, so their loss was her gain.

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Thanksgiving Pictionary from Household Items

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Somewhat Simple recently featured this project by Christine from I Dig Pinterest.  “You know how on Thanksgiving there’s always the time after eating until you feel like you’re going to burst, when you just want to sit and relax?” Christine asks.  “Well this is a perfectly low-maintenance game that will keep the kids occupied while you watch from the sofa.”
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