Lemonade from Lemons in the Summer, Mittens from Old Sweaters in the Winter

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Over at Craft Cravings, the cooler weather of Fall has been making Heather think about getting ready for winter.  One of her winter readiness projects has been turning old sweaters into cozy mittens.

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Texas Pride Turns Trash Into Art Treasure!

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When we remodeled our house, there was plenty of ‘trash’ leftover,” says Kendra of Pots, Pans, & Paintbrushes.  We’re talking wood and metal material that was perfect for a mixed media art piece.

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Spring Decor Repurposed for Halloween

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Over at her blog The V Spot, Vivienne tells us that she had the cutest little springtime weathervane with a bunny on top…until it toppled over one day and the bunny broke!  She held onto it hoping that she could figure out another use for it, and sure enough, she did–just in time for Halloween!

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Grandma’s Jewelry Box Gets Spiffed Up For the Next Generation

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Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother.  The only thing she didn’t love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish.  She asked for Jessica’s help to give the large jewelry box a new look.

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Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold…But You Still Don’t Want It!

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At Homework, Carolyn shares how she rescued a little table that used to belong to her father-in-law.  ”Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood,” she says.  ”At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house.”

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Junky Garage Storage Becomes Attractive Craft Room Storage

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“This roadside rescue was right next door!” says Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof.  ”It was an old, rusty, dirty metal cabinet my next door neighbor was tossing when she moved.”

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Impulse Shopping Inspires a Rescue

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When Joan from Nicer Than New impulsively purchased a Silhouette craft cutting machine, she had to look around her house for something to transform using her new toy.  ”I had a boring little oak chair sitting in my garage that was too low and too wide for the couple of desks I have already sold,” she says.  ”I decided this little lovely would be my test piece for a Silhouette printed stencil and paint project.”

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Having Too Much Fun with Craft Pumpkins

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Nicole blogs at Mendez Manor.  This season, she’s sharing a craft pumpkin project that isn’t just fun, it’s hilarious!  She used comic pages from the Sunday paper to create a colorful pumpkin display.

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