Which Way Did This Dresser Makeover Go?

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Well, it’s easy to figure that out, because this dresser is full of maps! Karen from The Salvaged Boutique rescued this dresser from the curbside on garbage day. Although it had sustained some minor damage, she knew that it could be repaired and restyled.

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Cardboard Box Storage Makeover

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At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as “drawers” in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.

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Refreshed Kitchen Mat

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“Our kitchen mat has been looking a little shabby lately. It’s been spilled on countless times by all of us, and gets a ton of foot traffic all day long,” laments Amanda at Dwelling in Happiness.  Before giving up on the mat, she decided to try to freshen it up a bit. Amanda decided to {…Read More…}

A Christmas Gingerbread Village from Recycled Containers

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“Gingerbread houses are fun, but all too often are temporary because they are made from actual gingerbread, icing and candies. I wanted a Christmas village made up of gingerbread houses, but one I could bring out each year,” Amanda explains on her blog, Crafts by Amanda. Her solution for keeping her gingerbread village fresh was to skip the cookies and go straight for the milk–she started saving milk and juice cartons!

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Mismatched Cabinets Get a Little Love

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At Thrift Craft Love, Jess has been working on fixing up a craft room for herself. “I wanted to save some old metal cabinets that had been in my parents basement for more than 30 years,” she tells us, and decided that she’d incorporate them into her craft room. While they offered terrific storage potential, the cabinets were pretty beat up, and completely mismatched!

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Plastic Container Craft Project

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Sometimes you just have to be crafty. Here’s a cute little upcycling project for one of those times. It would be a terrific rainy day project for kids, too. Sherri from About Family Crafts issued a challenge to her friends to upcycle a plastic food container, and this is how she participated in that challenge. Her container of choice once held margarine.

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Cigar Boxes Turned Craft Storage

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“A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for me,” Susan tells us at Organized 31. The friend was confident that Susan could do something with them, and she loved the way they opened. Susan’s friend also confessed that the tray inside meant to hold cigars was perfect for storing beads.

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Mad Men Inspired Dresser Makeover

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At Refunk My Junk, Alli wasn’t so sure about the heavy-duty dresser with an wheat motif…..but it’s hard to turn down free stuff! It sat in her garage for a few months until some inspiration came in the way of Don Draper and Company.

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