Free Pinecone Wreath

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Don’t you just love it when you come up with a crafty project that doesn’t cost a thing?  Just A Girl’s Chris made this pinecone wreath with things she gathered outside and already had inside.  No shopping required!

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Spray Painted Patio Cushions

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With three boys and a dog, Melissa of The Happier Homemaker was kicking herself for buying white patio cushions last year and desperately in search of a way to save them from their dirty, grimy existence.

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Glass Jar Pumpkins

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It’s not too late to save a few glass jars and create a spooktacular window display for Halloween with this tutorial at Instructables.

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Ombre Desk

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Considering many charities will actually drive to your house to pick up items, it is a wonder people still throw away perfectly good pieces of furniture and decorative items. No matter the reason, Serena from Thrift Diving looks at it as “an opportunity to transform other people’s cast-offs from the ‘uninspiring’ to the ‘unbelievable.’”

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Dresser to Desk

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I always love to see a piece of furniture reconstructed to serve a new purpose. Alicia from Thrifty and Chic performed one such miraculous transformation on a 1970s dresser that was in a client’s office and on its way to the thrift store.

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CD Coasters

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CDs, video games, DVDs, computer software… undoubtedly, we have all types of discs that are either damaged or seldom used around our homes, so why not upcycle them into something more useful?

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Tufted Coffee Table Ottoman

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We all know that Goodwill is cheap, but this find from Lisa at Recaptured Charm takes the cake! I can only imagine her amazement when she saw the 99 cent price tag on this wood coffee table. Yep, 99 cents!

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Painted Laminate Bookshelves

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Jenna from SAS Interiors had a pair of laminate bookshelves that she purchased from Wal-mart a couple of years ago. The shelves were bowing, which is kind of a problem for a bookshelf, and the dark wood tone was blending right in with Jenna’s newly-painted navy walls.

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