Charms for a Winter’s Evening Party

The Happy Housie wood slices before

Krista from The Happy Housie had a great idea this year for keeping track of guest’s glasses at her wintertime gatherings.  “It can be pretty tough to keep track of your wine glass at big dinners and events,” she acknowleges, “You put it down for a second to do something and suddenly there are three other wine glasses that look exactly the same as yours!”  To overcome this problem, she made drink charms.

The Happy Housie wood slices before

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This Stand Takes the Cake!

Denise on a Whim cake pan before

At her blog, Denise…On a Whim, Denise shares a nifty way to repurpose vintage cake pans and servingware, like the ones pictured below.

Denise on a Whim cake pan before

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Cleaning Up a Bench with Character

This That & Life bench before

When a family member spotted this bench on the side of the road and brought it to Anneke to rescue, it had loads of character….and BUGS!  “As awesome as the seat was, it was damaged by larvae and bugs of some kind. Ewww, gross, and NO thank you!” exclaims Anneke at her blog, This, That & Life.

This That & Life bench before

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Warm Mittens from Worn Sweaters

Organized 31 sweater mittens before

At Organized 31, Susan has been turning old sweaters into one of our favorite things:  warm woolen mittens!

Organized 31 sweater mittens before

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From Floppy Disks to Fresh New Storage

Floppy Disk Holder before

Paula blogs at Sweet Pea.  Recently, she was looking for a way to store her stockpile of birthday cards.  (She likes to remember birthdays, so Paula keeps a few cards on hand at all times.)  Paula realized that a 5.5 inch floppy disk holder was the perfect size for containing all her cards.

Floppy Disk Holder before

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An Old Drawer Becomes New Book Storage

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

“Our bedroom is constantly littered with Brennan’s books so I was looking for a way to hide a stash of books there permanently,” says Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.  So, when she spotted her husband heading out to the trash with an old drawer leftover from a past furniture makeover, Christy made him bring it right back inside.  She had an idea for how to repurpose that drawer.

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

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Changing a Cell Phone Case with Washi Tape

While He Was Napping Phone Case Before

When Krista’s husband surprised her with a new smartphone one fine day, she was excited about accessorizing it with a new case.  Unfortunately, the case she ordered wasn’t what she’d anticipated.  “It was such a slippery case!  I felt like I was going to send it flying across the counter top with the slightest nudge,” she says at her blog, While He Was Sleeping.  After trying to make do for a few days, Krista decided to do something to make the case better.

While He Was Napping Phone Case Before

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Organizing Electronics with a Vintage Toolbox

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

At The Happy Housie, Krista had a thrift shop find that had been languishing in her garage for months.  She’d originally brought it home for bedroom decor, but when her decorating scheme went in another direction, she didn’t have a use for it.  Recently, Krista realized that the toolbox could be a solution for a common household problem:  corralling electronics.

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

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