Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

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Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

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A Dresser Goes Ombre

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At Divine Lifestyle, Stacie demonstrates just how fun and easy it can be to add a trendy ombre effect to your home. It’s a perfect decorating technique for summer, since, as Stacie explains, “Ombre colored pieces give a water color effect, where the color starts off light and trickles down to a bolder hue.” Her ombre project started with a dresser that was rescued from the curb.

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Message Board from an Old Frame

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April, who blogs at House By Hoff, happens to be a teacher. She’s been sprucing up her classroom, lately. “I needed a special piece that would catch the kids’ attention and motivate them,” she says, explaining how she came up with this message board.

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Laundry Room Tip Jar

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The empty spaghetti sauce jar after a recent dinner inspired Katie at Little House of Four to start a quick project. Looking at the jar, she realized that it would be just right for storing all of the pocket change she finds while doing laundry.

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Upcycled Cardboard Make a Great Earring Display

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Over at Blah to Tada, Claire came up with an inexpensive and eye catching way to display earrings. It’s a great idea for anyone who sells jewelry–especially if they want to keep their expenses down at craft fairs and other venues, since it starts with a very easy-to-find material: cardboard.

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Salvaged Chairs to Family Bench

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Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city’s spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.

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DIY Painted Area Rug

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At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she’d purchased for a craft project and didn’t use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn’t afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn’t she make a rug?

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Tube Television Turned Dog House

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“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?

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