Turning an Old Sketch Pad into an Office Accessory

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Spotting a large sketch pad sticking out of her trash bin, Laura exclaimed, “Who threw this away? Don’t these kiddos know that the bestest most awesomest chipboard ever is the backing from these sketch pads?” She knew that sturdy chipboard leftover after all the paper had been used was perfect for recycling into a writing mat, and posted the project at Me and My Inklings.

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Headboard from Old Closet Doors

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“One of the perks of being in a construction-related business is that you can claim any discards from job-sites that might be re-purposed,” Marty tells us at Marty’s Musings. That’s exactly how this old set of shutter-like closet doors came into her possession. Marty has a great imagination. When she looked at the doors, she could see a headboard!

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From Off the Bed Onto the Walls

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When Manda and her Mom refinished this gorgeous old bed frame, they ran into a little glitch: modern day mattresses are a little bigger than the ones this bed was made for. To solve that dilemma, they pulled out the old frame and slats and attached the headboard and footboard to a modern, metal frame. Manda was left with some aged wood and shared the way she repurposed some of it at Lost in the Found.

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Refreshing What You Have for Gorgeous Organization

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Okay, I just have to say that it is seriously hard to believe that this gorgeous and well-designed entry hallway is the product of not one, but TWO rescue projects! The fabulous furnishings in this hallway didn’t start out quite so pretty as they are now. Instead, ChiWei of One Dog Woof started out with an old dining room console and a couple of free wine crates from the local wine shop.

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Kids’ Craft: Necktie Rattlesnakes

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Maria blogs at Sew Travel Inspired. A recent vacation to see her grandchildren in New Mexico inspired this fun craft project that upcycles old neckties. “I took my grandchildren to visit the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town Albuquerque,” Maria explains.

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Making Seashells Into Art

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If you’ve ever come home from the beach with buckets full of seashells, then you can understand the dilemma of the beach comber: you don’t want to throw away the shells you were so delighted to find, but what on earth can you do with all of them? Well, lucky for you Kathy of Petticoat Junktion has an idea!

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Summer Picnic Mason Jars

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One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there are literally thousands of ways you can repurpose a glass canning jar.  Those things aren’t just for holding canned beans, you know!  This latest mason jar project comes from Dee of Meatloaf & Melodrama, just in time for summer and al fresco dining! Inspired by {…Read More…}

DIY Scarf Organizer

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Here’s a quick project that you can make that you probably have most of the materials for already on hand. It’s a hanging scarf organizer, and Jessica from Living on the Cheap came up with it. The first step is easy: pull out a plastic hanger from your closet.

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