Cribs, Cupboards, and Creativity Unite

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Sara, who blogs at Thrifty Treasures, has quite an assortment of salvaged wood and furniture in her garage. After using the doors from some old cabinets for another project, she realized the cabinet boxes themselves were really sturdy. When she spotted an old crib in the corner, inspiration struck.

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Serving Trays from Cardboard Boxes

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“A trip to to Costco to purchase party supplies led straight to these empty boxes and a lightbulb moment,” reveals Susan at Organized 31. She was preparing for her daughter’s graduation party at the time, when she realized that shelling out money for expensive serving trays wasn’t necessary.

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Photo Display from a Chair Leg

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When Rhonda from Craft Dictator got out of her car one rainy day to rescue this chair from the roadside, it wasn’t for it’s seating potential. It was for the legs, she tells us, “I knew I could use the legs to make something useful and beautiful.”

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Container Garden from Cast Offs

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Sometimes, a little patience pays off when you start something new. In the case of Joan at Nicer Than New, taking the time to find some items that could be repurposed resulted in her being able to start a container garden with minimum expense.

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Pretty Pool Noodle Luminaries

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Chances are, if you’ve got kids and pool access, you’ve also got pool noodles.  Over at Create. Craft. Love. , Jill has discovered all kinds of neat ways to reuse pool noodles.  Her latest idea is perfect for nighttime yard decor:  pool noodle luminaries! To make these, Jill sliced up several pool noodles.  The hollow {…Read More…}

Stenciled Cardboard Storage

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Over at Stowand TellU, Amy is on a mission to create more storage in her home for less. One of her latest discoveries is that cardboard, when painted, can be decorative storage. She even figured out how to make her own lidded storage boxes!

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Decorating with Faux French Shutters

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“These hollow, plain, closet doors were a freebie find,” explains Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Inspired by a picture of vintage French shutters, she decided to turn the old doors into new decor for her home.

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Rustic Seashell Plank

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Looking for an easy project that will bring a little bit of the beach into your home? April from House By Hoff has one that made use of things she already had around the house, so it didn’t cost her a penny! Only three things were required: a collection of shells, an old board, and a hot glue gun.

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