Trash Can Makeover

Leopard and Plaid trashcan before

At Leopard and Plaid, Brittany had lived with this trash can as it was for quite a while.  Eventually, she decided it was time to glam it up a bit and make it more of a reflection of her tastes.

Leopard and Plaid trashcan before

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Table from the Curb Becomes Fall Decor for the Porch

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Over at My Creative Days, Lindsey tells us that she picked up this table from the curb.  When she brought it home, her husband started putting the two halves of the tabletop together, and it suddenly struck Lindsey how much it looked like a rustic pumpkin!

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Dining Buffet Repurposed to an Office Desk

Country Design Style dining desk area before

At Country Design Style, Jeanette’s dining room pulls double-duty as an office space.  In that space, she had a lovely vintage buffet that wasn’t functioning at optimum capacity:  it only held a few linens and dishes that got pulled out infrequently for formal dining.  On the other side, she had two sad little filing cabinets in the corner that were functioning at over-capacity as storage for office supplies.

Country Design Style dining desk area before

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Brown Baggin’ It Taken to A Whole New Level

Domestic Imperfection brown paper flooring before

When Ashley from Domestic Imperfection started remodeling her boys’ room, one of the first things to go was the carpet.  Flooring can be pricey, and since she was working on a tight budget, Ashley had to find an inexpensive replacement.  She created flooring from craft paper–you could get the same look from brown paper shopping bags–and the result was pretty amazing.

Domestic Imperfection brown paper flooring before

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Texas Pride Turns Trash Into Art Treasure!

PPPaintbrushes state art before

When we remodeled our house, there was plenty of ‘trash’ leftover,” says Kendra of Pots, Pans, & Paintbrushes.  We’re talking wood and metal material that was perfect for a mixed media art piece.

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Lemonade from Lemons in the Summer, Mittens from Old Sweaters in the Winter

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Over at Craft Cravings, the cooler weather of Fall has been making Heather think about getting ready for winter.  One of her winter readiness projects has been turning old sweaters into cozy mittens.

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Spring Decor Repurposed for Halloween

The V Spot weathervane before

Over at her blog The V Spot, Vivienne tells us that she had the cutest little springtime weathervane with a bunny on top…until it toppled over one day and the bunny broke!  She held onto it hoping that she could figure out another use for it, and sure enough, she did–just in time for Halloween!

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Grandma’s Jewelry Box Gets Spiffed Up For the Next Generation

Cutesy Crafts jewelry box before

Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother.  The only thing she didn’t love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish.  She asked for Jessica’s help to give the large jewelry box a new look.

Cutesy Crafts jewelry box before

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