Old Books Make a Pretty Planter

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Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna came up with a creative way to display a succulent plant. “What better place for a succulent to live than in between the pages of a book?” she asks.

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Family Entryway Locker System

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At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family’s belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.

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From Lampshade to Basket

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“This lampshade originally came with a vintage lamp I picked up at the Goodwill,” explains Carrie at Lovely Etc. “The lamp got a quick makeover and a new, updated shade…and the shade got torn apart. ” She ended up saving the wire frame of the shade. Recently, she realized that it could be repurposed into a basket.

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Adorable Art for Kids

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Here’s a delightful little project from Meghan of Our Pinteresting Family. She likes to use the squeezable pouch baby foods when she and the kids are on the go. “They have the colorful twist-off tops on them, and I have been collecting them, hoping to use them for crafts,” Meghan tells us.

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DIY Painted Area Rug

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At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she’d purchased for a craft project and didn’t use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn’t afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn’t she make a rug?

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Shutters Make Functional Small Table

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Karen blogs at Flimsy Pi. Lately she’s needed a small table for her reading room, but when she couldn’t find the size of table she was looking for, Karen decided to use materials on hand to make one instead. That’s where some shutters Karen received from a friend came in.

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Dated Brass Lamps Get a Trendy Brushed Look

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Diane blogs at In My Own Style. As part of her recent bedroom makeover, she wanted to update the polished brass swing arm lamps on either side of her bed, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money.

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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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