DIY Gold Wire Side Table

tomato-cages

Over at Domestic Imperfection, Ashley has been admiring gold side tables for some time now. Wanting a pair for her guest room, she started to shop around, but was discouraged to find that most of them were either well out of her budget range…..or out of stock! Instead, Ashley decided to experiment with things she had around the house to see if she could DIY something similar. “And what I had was tomato cages, wire, spray paint, and lots of scrap wood,” she notes.

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DIY Faux Enamelware Bucket

old-bucket

I’m always impressed with the things that Carolyn comes up with over at her blog, Homework. Take this enamelware compost bin, for instance. It looks like a legitimate piece of vintage enamelware, right? Nope! She made this from a cheap little bucket that housed a gifted amaryllis last Christmas.

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Valentine Storage Jars

baby food jars

After-Christmas-blues getting you down? Well, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so if you need a little pick-me-up from the January blahs, I suggest doing a Valentine craft, like this cute one made from baby food jars by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney.

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Animal Topped Glass Canisters

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Planning some organizing projects for the new year? Well, here’s a decidedly glamorous way to store smaller items…..made from upcycling a few decidedly unglamorous items: pickle jars! Luzia Pimpinella came up with this creative and inexpensive storage option.

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Coastal Christmas Decor Made from Fallen Branches

gathered-branches

Inspired by some of the Christmas trees she’d seen made out of driftwood over the years, Amanda wanted to make a tree of her own from fallen branches. She tells all about the project at Crafts By Amanda.

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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Jars

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Self-proclaimed “jar hoarder” Dee M. of Meatloaf and Melodrama dug into her growing stash to create a set of cuter-than-cute jack-o-lantern jars. This quick project would be a great one to do with kids!

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White and Gold Fall Decor for Less

empty-wine-bottles

Inspired by some pretty gold pumpkins she spotted at Target, Aniko from Place of My Heart decided to create her old golden Autumn decor for less.  She started with some wine bottles from her recycling bin and a few small, decorative pumpkins. Aniko turned the wine bottles into pretty vases with spray paint.  She painted {…Read More…}

Trashed Chairs Get a Glam New Look

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“I’m not usually the trash picking sort (this was a first for me) but I really couldn’t resist,” Erin confesses at House of Earnest.  When she spotted these cane chairs in her neighbor’s trash pile, she lost all her inhibitions about trash picking.   Despite the unraveling cane wrap, seats that were barely there, and {…Read More…}