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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Egg Carton Wreath for Spring

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Inspired by all of the Easter egg crafts she’s been seeing, Claire of Huppie Mama thought to herself, “Well, instead of an egg craft, why don’t I make something with the egg cartons?”

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Tulips Repurposed for Spring Decor

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At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year’s spring decor. “I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, ” she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.

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Cabinet Refinished with Maps

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“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.

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Toothbrush Holder from the Wild Side

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Here’s a quick and easy project for anyone who has access to animals. That would be wood or plastic animals, not the real thing–you don’t want to drill holes in those! Anyway, Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. came up with this project, and while she purchased her animal from Amazon, you can find similar animals in toy bins and garage sales across America. Look around–you might find one in your own house!

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DIY Concrete Dining Set

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Aimee blogs at The Crazy Crafty Lady. There, she explains that the mismatched and worn-out dining set that she had really wasn’t her style. But with two year old twins, this stage of her life is not the one in which she is going to be investing in fine furniture. Instead, she decided to restyle the table that she had.

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Rescued Table Gets an Update Look

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This old table was rescued by Sarah when she found it sitting on the roadside in front of her apartment complex. It didn’t look too promising, but she took it home anyway. Check out the makeover she gave it at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

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Wood Pallet Wall Decor

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When DeDe of Designed Decor wanted a little something new to brighten up her wall, she went shopping in her own garage. Leftover pallet pieces and baseboard trim became the star of this shabby chic wall decor.

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