Refreshing the Finish on Vintage Chairs

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Over at Clockwork Interiors, Cynthia was looking for a few small projects she could work on. She remembered her stash of chairs in the garage awaiting TLC, and decided that it was time to breathe a little life into a few of them. “They are so comfortable, and I love the fact that they came out of someone’s work shop!” she says of this set of three handmade, vintage chairs.

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Texas State Art from Scraps and Cardboard

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I just love turning the 50 states into artwork! This fun piece of art from Kristi at I Should Be Mopping the Floor not only features the state of Texas, it was made using several things that could have been tossed in the trash. This is some pretty fine recycling!

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Handsome New House Numbers

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New homeowner Maggie, from Polka Dots in the Country, noticed that she didn’t have any numbers on the outside of the house that would indicate their address. She set out to remedy that problem with some wood and stain leftover from other projects.

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Gratitude and Wood Fencing

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“As Fall approaches, I think about family dinners, getting together, and giving thanks,” says Deb at Lake Girl Paints. To celebrate the season, she decided to repurpose some fence boards into some board art with grateful sentiments.

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Scrap Wood Wall Art

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At Home.Made.Interest, Melinda tells us that she found this wood in the scrap pile at Home Depot. She brought it home with plans to turn it into some wall art for her gallery wall.

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Easy Pallet Project for Garage Organization

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Jenn from Clean & Scentsible came up with a way to keep her garage a little more organized without spending much time or money. Her material of choice? She repurposed a pallet.

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Faux Aged Wine Crates

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On the hunt for some wine crates to use for storage and decor, Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama thought to ask a few local merchants. These were just going to be thrown out by one of the big box stores, so they were more than happy to pass them along to Dee for free!

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Seeing the Beauty Underneath the Beast: Desk Makeover

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“When I first laid eyes on this writing desk, I wasn’t going to stop to pick it up. The top looked really beaten and un-salvageable,” says Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. Luckily she got out of the car for a closer inspection, and decided that while it would take some effort, the desk was more than salvageable. It came home with her.

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