Straw Hat Scores Sophisticated Shimmer

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Viktoria blogs over at By Viktoria. She shared her excitement about this floppy straw hat she found by frequenting the Dollar Spot at Target. (Clearly Viktoria is a girl after my own heart!)

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Sandals Refabbed to Rock Summer Season

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Eileen blogs at Yes Missy. When sandal season began, she pulled out an old pair of wedge sandals. Although they still had a lot of life in them, Eileen wasn’t in love with the fabric straps.

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Former Bricks Become Bookends

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At Pudel-design, Lydia needed some bookends to keep her bookshelves looking neat, and to add a little color and design to them, as well. She realized that the bricks leftover from their driveway installation where just the right size and weight to be bookends.

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Pretty Pink and Gold Mason Jar Vases

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Mason jars make nice vases as they are, but Krista of The Happy Housie took hers over the top with the addition of some paint.

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Simple Pots with a Touch of Gold

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Sometimes, the simplest things can be given a new life with just a few minutes of effort. Take these classic terracotta flower pots, for instance. Linda of Burlap and Blue came up with a way to take them from humble to downright stunning.

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A Rescued Rolling Cart with a West Elm Inspired Makeover

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“A few months ago I found a metal rolling cart in a garbage pile at work,” tells Kathy at The Salvaged Boutique. Delighted with the possibilities of her find, she took it home for a makeover.

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Anthropologie Inspired Desk Organizer

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When Katie of View From the Fridge spotted a pretty, gold desk caddy at Anthropologie, she was pretty sure she could DIY something very similar. At home, she discovered that she had several canisters in almost all of the sizes she needed. A trip to Goodwill produced a couple more, and she was off and running.

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Spiffed Up Folding Chair

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Chelsea from Kreativ 77 had these folding chairs in her basement for a while before she decided what to do with them.  A new look was what they needed, so she got to work.

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