Waterfall Dresser Gets a Second Chance

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When Gail of My Repurposed Life spotted this waterfall dresser, it’s former owner was just about to break it apart and toss it in the dumpster. It was in really bad shape, having been stored for years in a damp shed.

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DIY Serving Tray

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Over at Create.Craft.Love., Jill claims her dad’s basement is a real treasure trove of saved and forgotten items. “I swear the man has never thrown anything away. As a DIY fanatic, it’s like going to the thrift store every time I visit!” she laughs. On a recent visit, Jill came away from her dad’s with some old kitchen cabinet doors.

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Chore and Behavior System Made from a Crib

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I am just super, super impressed with this project that I stumbled upon at Designed By Dawn Nicole. In need of a way to keep track of her children’s chores and rewards for good behavior, Dawn came up with something that’s pure genius. And it all started with a rescued crib railing!

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Table Left Behind Gets Renewed

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Marie blogs at Fort Ledbetter.  She had a tufted ottoman in her living room, which was great….until her kids started picking at the buttons!  “We had an old coffee table in the basement from where we moved that I thought would be more kid friendly, but needed a serious makeover, first,” she says.   Marie {…Read More…}

Duct Tape Transforms Storage Drawers

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Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. “I have had this particular unit for years…it used to be hidden under my desk.” But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.

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Discontinued Doors to Awesome Art Desks

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At iCandy Handmade, Autie shares the backstory on these two cupboard doors. “My father-in-law owns a restoration company and oftentimes has cupboard door styles or carpet squares that have been discontinued and he no longer uses.” He gave them to Autie and the doors sat in her garage for a while before she figured out what to do with them.

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Personalized Beach Tote

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Over at Club Chica Circle, Pauline had a basic beach bag that she wanted to give a little more personality. She decided to add a bit of color and pattern.

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A Pile of Wooden Dowels Put to Use

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When Kathy of The Salvaged Boutique inherited a box full of wood dowels, she wasn’t quite sure what to think, but she did love their backstory. “These wooden rods came from a friend of his who works for a vacuum company that was discarding the rods because they were defective. My Uncle says these rods are used to create the part that spins at the bottom of a vacuum,” Kathy explains.

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