A Book Pumpkin

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Why let a perfectly good pumpkin go rotten on your coffee table this fall….when you can “make a pumpkin with things that can easily be found at home?” asks Chiara at One O. She offers a great tutorial for making a pumpkin out of books.

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Upcycling Old Light Bulbs for Fall

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Over at Sondra Lyn at Home, Sondra Lyn saw an idea for crafting with old light bulbs and decided to own it. “Any time I can take some ordinary household items and turn them into something that looks as good as these, well…I’m all over it!” she acknowledges.

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What a Find! Metal Baskets Renewed

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“These little cuties were just laying on the side of the road when I was driving home from school drop-off,” says Holly at McCall Manor, referring to these two metal baskets. She pulled right over to pick them up before any other crafty person could!

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Twine for an Update

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Brett from Being Bianca shared this incredible table makeover at I Should Be Mopping the Floor. What she started out with was a basic console that had been sitting in her entryway for years, and Brett tells us, “I just couldn’t stomach spending a small fortune on a new table without attempting an upcycle on this one first.”

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Vintage Cabinet Update

Favorite Things cabinet before

The vintage cabinet came to Nicki at Favorite Things by way of her friend’s basement.  Even though the cabinet was in in really, really bad shape, Nicki was smitten.  She took it home, and began the long process of fixing it up.

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Embellished Tin Cans

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You may remember the aqua tequila bottle and tin can that Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage blinged out with jewelry this summer. They got a lot of love over here on Roadkill Rescue. Well, after that lovely repurpose, Shannon still had tin cans aplenty that were patiently awaiting their makeovers.

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Chair with Fabric Seat

chair with damaged seat and legs

Amy from A Nest for All Seasons found this chair on the curb and was excited about its potential until she saw that the bottoms of the legs were completely trashed. Since this seems to happen to Amy all the time, she decided to find a solution to those beat-up bottoms. Amy concealed the damage {…Read More…}

Memento Display Bottles

Are you a lover of Starbuck’s bottled Frappuccino? If so, Daune from Cottage in the Oaks shares a myriad of uses for those containers that bear a strong resemblance to vintage milk bottles. Daune suggests using them as vases, dressing them up with a little burlap or jute, or filling them with sand from your {…Read More…}