Oh Joy! Mini Chalkboard Sign from an Old Screen

Old Window Screen

Over at Love Grows Wild, Ashley from Cherished Bliss shares an upcycling project that’s perfect for your holiday decor.  “I started out with an old window screen that I got from a rental we lived in, but you could just as easily make this work for a regular frame too,” she says.

Old Window Screen

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Grandma’s Kitchen Stool Refabbed

Red Tin Inn kitchen stool before

Doesn’t everyone’s grandma have a stool in her kitchen just like this one?  “This  actually was my grandmother’s stool,” says Sheryl at Red Tin Inn.  “My parents had stored it in a building, that they kept the pool chemicals in, and major rust had set in.”

Red Tin Inn kitchen stool before

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Deck the Halls with Dryer Vents

daisy mae belle dryer vent before

Have you bought a new appliance, recently?  Maybe a clothes dryer?  Hmmm?  Well, if you have any extra dryer vent tubing or some that you were about to throw away, this Christmas craft is for you!  Melissa from Daisy Mae Belle figured out how to make a wreath from dryer vent tubing!

daisy mae belle dryer vent before

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Oh Christmas Pine Cone, Oh Christmas Pine Cone!

Pine Cones

Pine Cones are one craft supply that are easily found for free in most parts of the U.S.  You can collect a few just by visiting a park or going on a nature walk.  Ursula from Kraft & Mint figured out how to make a cute Christmas craft with some of the pine cones she’d found.

Pine Cones

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Shoe Organizer Gets Repurposed for the Workroom

Thrifty Treasures closet organizer before

Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara has been working on getting her basement organized.  She tells about one of her challenges, “I have tons of spindles and table legs that were just in a box and every time I would try to find something, it got a little frustrating.”

Thrifty Treasures closet organizer before

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Hanging the Stockings Upon Old Cupboard Doors

Junque Chic 5 cupboard door before

When Amy’s brother found a free Craigslist listing of cupboard doors, she had no idea what she’d do with all of them.  “I liked the hardware on them and figured why not get them for that alone!” she says at her blog, Junque Chic.

Junque Chic 5 cupboard door before

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Out of the Barn and Into the Living Room

Restoration Redoux chippy door before

When Shanna of Restoration Redoux spotted this 5 panel door in the Craigslist free section, she nearly died.  “Can you believe I found a five panel that was chippiness perfection … and it was aqua?” Shanna asks happily.

Restoration Redoux chippy door before

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Oh, Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Spindles

Obsessive & Creative spindle tree before

“As I cut spindles during the last six months I threw the scraps into a basket in the garage,” says Rhonda at Craft Dictator.  She had plans to use those  spindles for some holiday decor.

Obsessive & Creative spindle tree before

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