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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Crafty Mason Jar Vases

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Katie from View From The Fridge shared this project at Oh My! Creative. She turned some glass canning jars into decorated vases in just a few simple steps.

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Bottles to Beach Themed Centerpiece

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Hosting a beach-themed party, this summer? Then you’ll want to check out this pretty centerpiece made from upcycled glass bottles at Organized 31.

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Perfect Picture Frames from Pallets

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“I am knee deep in a garage, mudroom and kitchen addition,” says Katie from Little House of Four. “Each week we’ve had a few deliveries, which all resulted in pallets full of material being delivered to the house.” She’s been using all that pallet wood to make useful and beautiful things for her home. Her latest project is turning pallet wood into picture frames.

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Grandma’s Table Saved and Styled

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This table makeover was the brainchild of Melanie and Steffanie from Find it, Make it, Love it, who shared it at Fun, Cheap, or Free. Steffanie’s grandma was going to throw this hexagon side table out, but luckily her granddaughter saw potential.

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Ruined Nightstands Get Another Chance

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When Ashley of The Handmade Home got the two nightstands she’d ordered from an online retailer, they had been heavily damaged in shipping. Luckily, the online retailer came through in a big way and refunded the purchase. Ashley was left with two damaged, but free pieces of furniture!

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Drab to Fab Piano Bench Makeover

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Kristin blogs at Yellow Bliss Road. When she saw this piano bench on its way to the curb, she couldn’t stand to let it go! Kristin knew it had potential.

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Porch Lanterns Refabbed

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Over at Little Brags, Christine has been giving her back porch a makeover. She had these two huge brown lanterns to use, but had grown tired of their brown color.

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