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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Old Stool Gets a New Finish

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This old stool was languishing at a garage sale, unsold. Needless to say, Holly walked away with it for free and blogged about it’s transformation at McCall Manor.

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Vanity Comes to the Front Door

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“Back when I was in high school my parents bought me a vanity,” says Shonee at Hawthrone and Main. “I really loved using it. I would sit in front of it every day when I would get ready in the mornings.” While Shonee no longer uses the vanity, she decided that she still wanted it in her home. Recently, she gave it a makeover.

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An Update for a Brass Pendant Light

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When Chaney’s parents bough a riverfront home, this dated brass light fixture was part of the deal, she explains at May Richer Fuller Be. Recently, Chaney has been helping them with some updates. After studying the brass and glass pendant light, she decided that instead of replacing the fixture, she just needed to give it a makeover.

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New Purpose for an Old Changing Table

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Over at Dillon’s Digital Designs, Cherryl spotted this old changing table at a friend’s garage sale. When the Jenny Lind style table was still there after the sale was over, the friend let Cherryl take it away….for free

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Shortcut to Black Refinished Chairs

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Over at Lake Girl Paints, Deb has figured out a shortcut to getting the distressed, black painted finish on furniture that Pottery Barn made so popular. She shows us how on a few farmhouse style dining chairs.

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Rescued Cabinet to Mid Century Mod Marvel

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Poppytalk recently featured this amazing rescue by Nicole Phillips of Visual Heart. When Nicole found this ugly cabinet with a single drawer, there was very little to recommend it, other than the fact that underneath, she found brackets attached for legs. Good thing Nicole has an imagination!

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French Farm Inspired Piano Bench Rescue

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“My family is finally getting past the shame and embarrassment phase of me grabbing things from the trash,” laughs Mindi at My Love 2 Create.  “In fact, this bench was picked up by my oldest son–I didn’t even have to get out of the car!” The piano bench they hauled home was sturdy and useable, {…Read More…}