Old Bangles to Colorful Summer Bracelets

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At My Craftily Ever After, Ashley confesses her love/hate relationship with jewelry. “I LOVE LOVE LOVE earrings…but when it comes to bracelets, necklaces, and even rings that aren’t my wedding ring…I just feel awkward.” To prove her point, Ashley submits these silver bangle bracelets which she’d owned for a few years but rarely wore because the jangling noise they make bothered her.

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Mercury Glass Bird Feeders

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At Stow & Tell U, Amy was looking for a way to use some of the glass canning jars that were gathering dust on her shelves. By combining them with some thrifted glass plates, she figured out a way to make pretty bird feeders. Amy does caution, “I’ve labeled these bird feeders as ‘ornamental’ since they may not pass a rigorous bird feeder enthusiast’s examination.”

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From Pine to Shine

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When Amanda from Mommy is Coocoo inherited her parents old bedroom set, she did so with mixed feelings. It was solid wood and in fantastic shape. But that wood was pine with a shiny varnish, and that was a look Amanda wasn’t crazy about. Makeover time!

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Trashed Lamp Gets a Second Chance

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At her blog Sweet Pea, Paula shares the story of a salvaged lamp.  She found this lamp in a dumpster…during a beach vacation!  The lamp came home with her and recently got a makeover.

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Cookie Tin Gets Some Sparkle

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Rachel from Architecture of a Mom found this cookie tin at her office during the holidays.  She brought it home and decided to turn it into something fabulous that would provide fun, durable storage for her kids.

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Silver Painted Herringbone Dresser

Honeybear Lane dresser before

I see a lot of great dresser makeovers, but this one is super impressive.  Over at Honeybear Lane, Heidi took a frumpy, dated dresser and gave it a really imaginative, up-to-date makeover.

Honeybear Lane dresser before

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Vintage Vanity Makeover

Restoration Redoux vanity before

When Shanna of Restoration Redoux first saw this vintage vanity, not only was it really dirty, it had been spray painted brown.  A free find from Craigslist, it had definitely seen better days.

Restoration Redoux vanity before

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Bar Cart Makeover

A Bubbly Life barcart before

Laurel, from A Bubbly Life, had an old bar cart that had seen better days.  She decided it was time to give it an update.

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