Suburble rusty bench

Rusted Bench Gets a Second Chance

"Once upon a time, this was a beautiful bench," says Tara at Suburble.  "I was pretty thrilled to have found it in a sale at a local decor store. I packed it up, brought it home...and let Mother Nature wreak havoc on it for years."  She was almost ready to put this baby in the scrap bin, but an opportunity to test some new paint changed her mind. Suburble rusty bench
Creatively Living simple dresser

Hand Me Down Dresser Gets a Two Tone Makeover

When Katie of Creatively Living moved into a new home, her mother in law gifted her with several older dressers.  One day, Katie realized that one of those dressers would fit perfectly in her entryway, providing a good storage spot for gloves, hats, etc.  It just needed some sprucing up to be worthy of being the first thing people saw when they opened the door. Creatively Living simple dresser
The Cards We Drew pink paint swatch cards

Paint Swatch Heart Art

Guys, you know all of those paint swatch cards you have kicking around from trying to choose paint for various projects?  Or that you can't help picking up every time you walk past the paint display at your local hardware store.  (Not that I'd know about that, ahem.)  Well, Abbey has a great way for you to get some use out of those swatches, over at The Cards We Drew. The Cards We Drew pink paint swatch cards
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Twig Heart Trivet

At Stow & Tell U, Amy used twigs from her yard to craft some neat things during the Christmas holidays.  She had so much fun then, she decided there was no reason she couldn't have more fun with twigs for Valentine's Days.  After all, there were plenty of twigs just sitting in the woodpile, waiting to be used for kindling. Stow and Tell U twigs before
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Clementines + Comic Books = Fun Storage

When a blogging friend challenged Susan from Organized 31 to upcycle a clementine crate, Susan was up for the challenge!  She had an empty, wooden clementine box on hand, and decided to craft a project for an underserved population when it comes to benefiting from her blogging projects:  the men of her family!  She even got her son involved with this one. Organized 31 clementine box before
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Love Letter Box

Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've got a rescue with a romantic story from Jeanie at Create & Babble.  This rescue starts out in the most unromantic way, however:  with a daughter clearing out her childhood room as she headed off to college.  Jeanie spotted a jewelry box in the chaos, and says, "I rescued it from the throw-away pile knowing that someday I would do something with it." Create and Babble jewelry box before
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Wooden Spool Gets a Book Loving Redo

At Our House, Now a Home, Emily shares a terrific rescue project.  "I got this spool as a freebie when I was picking up some chairs from a craigslist post," she explains.  "It was going to be thrown out"  Emily had a feeling that she could turn it into something amazing, so she brought it home and did just that! Our House spool before
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Tick Tock…It’s a Pallet Wood Clock

Over at Designed Decor, DeDe has been working on taking apart the pallets she had stashed in her backyard.  "The pallets I had were pretty beat up and a lot of the boards were not in good shape, so I just cut them, and had a bunch of 12 to 18 inch boards," she tells us.  Faced with a pile of short boards to reuse, Dede came up with this clock project. Designed Decor clock before