Pretty DIY Baskets

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Pam blogs at diy Design Fanatic, where she claims that necessity is the mother of invention.  ”I looked for at least 2 months for a basket for our daughter’s room. I looked at Marshall’s, HomeGoods, Ikea, TJ Maxx, Target, but didn’t have any luck. None of the baskets were the right size.”  One day, walking out of Trader Joe’s, she spotted an empty box that was the perfect size, and was desperate enough to bring it home!

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Stenciled Coffee Table Makeover

Art Is Beautfy coffee table before

At Art is Beauty, Karen explains a particularly sad before picture, “THIS is what it looked like before…Not pretty..Someone let their little princess do what ever they wanted to this coffee table…Including PAINT.”

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Pretty Turquoise Dresser Makeover

Cuckoo4Design turquoise dresser before

At Cuckoo 4 Design, Julia has done quite a few furniture makeovers, but none of them ever involved chalk paint…until now!  She came across this dresser and decided if ever there was a piece of furniture to be chalk painted, it was this dresser.

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Painted Thrift Store Bowls

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Julie shares a fun, colorful makeover of a thrifted wooden salad bowl set at her blog, Doe a Deery.  ”This past week as I was walking the aisles of my local Goodwill I found four teak bowls. I immediately snatched them up and whisked them home,” Julie tells us.

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Quick Summer Sailboat Toys

5 Little Chefs sailboats before

At 5 Little Chefs, Jenny needed a quick and easy craft for her kids to make.  Together, they came up with the idea of upcycling plastic lids into little sailboats.

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DIY Union Jack Trunk

Meredith & Gwyneth trunk before

Time to check in with Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie.  They’ve been working on a fun project for their New York apartment that started out with discovering Meredith’s old footlocker trunk in the atti, last week.

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DIY Map Chairs

The View From In Here map chairs before

“Vintage maps have been a theme of mine this year,” says Betsy of The View From In Here.  So, when her oldest son was moving into a place of his own and needed some furniture, Betsy knew just how to transform her old dining room set for the bachelor pad.

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Old Ladder Display Shelf

Sparrow's Haven ladder before

Mika of Sparrow’s Haven had been looking for a vintage ladder for quite a while.  She was delighted when her husband found this one on Craigslist.

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