From Curbside to Patio

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Virginia of Fynes Designs had been striking out when it came to patio furniture. She’d waited until she could find one that she could afford, but to her disappointment the one she bought turned out to be a lemon and had to be returned. Bummer. “One day, just after garbage clean up, one of my cousins landed on my door-step with a gem,” Virginia tells us.

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Wreath Week: from TP tubes to Flowers and Berries

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From her crafty corner of Hungary, Lavender Girl is showing us how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of toilet paper rolls. Believe me, it’s worth using Google Translate to see what’s been coming together at Croissant and Lavender.

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Bright Dresser Makeover

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At The New Vintage, Mei used a mistinted can of paint to give this mid century modern dresser a snazzy new look. “I must confess that I am addicted to using mistint paints for two great reasons: 1) Environmentally friendlier. I am recycling paints that for some reason other people don’t want; 2) Economical – you get the paints for a bargain,” Mei explains.

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Hitchhiker Gets a Makeover

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Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Heather from The Heathered Nest not only picked up a hitchhiker, she took it home and gave it a makeover! The hitchhiker just happened to be a twin bed frame that she spotted on the side of the road.

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Vintage Thermos Lights Up Seasonal Decor

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“A friend and I found a vintage thermos in a neighbor’s dumpster,” confesses Paula at Sweet Pea, “and I was happy to have it for decorating.” Inspired by another blogger, she decided to turn the thermos into a lamp.

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A {Mason Jar} Apple for the Teacher

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At The 36th Avenue, Desiree came up with a cute craft using miniature canning jars or any other small, lidded glass jar. This is perfect for back-to-school teacher gifts or fall parties.

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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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Update for a Favorite Dresser

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When this dresser fell into Rachel’s hands, it had come straight from her grandmother’s attic, painted a brilliant color of orange. Rachel painted with a much more subdued shade of grass green, and it’s been that way for several years now, she explains at Maison de Pax.

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