Love Letter Box

Create and Babble jewelry box before

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

Our House spool before

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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Using an Old Box to Organize in the Kitchen

Adirondack Girl keurig box before

Diana blogs at Adirondack Girl.  One day she was eyeing the cardboard box that her Keurig coffee mixes come in, and thought, “There must be something clever I can do with this box.”

Adirondack Girl keurig box before

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Tick Tock…It’s a Pallet Wood Clock

Designed Decor clock before

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

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Making Boring Shoes Spectator Worthy

Halfway to Hipster spectator shoes after

Our second shoe makeover of the day comes from Becca from Halfway to Hipster.  She had the brilliant idea of painting shoes to give them an utterly trendy new look.  Check out how she turned old shoes into funky spectator shoes!

Halfway to Hipster spectator shoes before

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DIY Repair of Children’s Shoes

Over the Apple Tree shoes before

I’ve declared today the unofficial day of rescued shoes.  Let’s start the morning off with find out how Laura from Over the Apple Tree fixed her daughter’s favorite pair of boots.

Over the Apple Tree shoes before

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Put a Cork on the Twine Storage Problem

Addicted to DIY wine cork spools before

Recently, Katie from Addicted to DIY was staring at a little bag of wine corks a friend had passed along to her.  As she wondered what to do with those corks, she spotted a small tangle of baker’s twine nearby.  ”Then it hit me!”  Katie exclaimed.  ”Why not use the corks to keep my twine from turning into a big knot?”

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Accent Table Gets a Whole New Look

Meatloaf and Melodrama table before

Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama has had this small table in her family room for several years.  She explains, “Although it was functional, it was also drab and dark. It was also a bit too modern for me.”

Meatloaf and Melodrama table before

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