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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One Friend’s Trash is Another Friend’s Treasure

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“A few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future,” says Joan from Nicer Than New.  Her friend replied that as far as she was concerned, the table was garbage, so Joan could have it if she wanted it.  Score!

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Hit the Surf…With a Rescued Table

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Kim, who blogs at Coastal Star Decor, was given this old kitchen table set by a client.  “When I saw it… all I could think was… SURFBOARD!” she explains.  Wow–let’s see how she got there!

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Tossed Sewing Bench Gets a New Lease on Life

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Over at Eve of Reduction, Cristin tells us, “My neighbor tipped me off that he was throwing some stuff out. So like the discreet garbage picker I am, I walked over to his curb at 11PM with a flashlight.”  She was delighted to discover this sturdy sewing bench with a handy storage compartment.

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Pretty Candle Holder for Valentine’s Day

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Curly Made shares a really great Valentine’s Day decoration that makes use of any glass jar you might have around.  In fact, that jar of spaghetti sauce you have in the cupboard is perfect for this, so cook of some spaghetti tonight so you can make a candle holder like this tomorrow!

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Double Duty Chest

Samsung

When Shannon from AKA Design + Life originally found this chest on the side of the road three years ago, she was thrilled to have it for extra storage.  After a coat of white paint, it began service as a place to store office files.

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Play Table Transformed with Chalkboard Paint

Club Chica Circle play table before

Over at her blog, Club Chica Circle, Pauline wanted to spruce up the old children’s table she owned before she had pint-sized guests for the holidays.

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