Turning an Old Sketch Pad into an Office Accessory

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Spotting a large sketch pad sticking out of her trash bin, Laura exclaimed, “Who threw this away? Don’t these kiddos know that the bestest most awesomest chipboard ever is the backing from these sketch pads?” She knew that sturdy chipboard leftover after all the paper had been used was perfect for recycling into a writing mat, and posted the project at Me and My Inklings.

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Headboard from Old Closet Doors

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“One of the perks of being in a construction-related business is that you can claim any discards from job-sites that might be re-purposed,” Marty tells us at Marty’s Musings. That’s exactly how this old set of shutter-like closet doors came into her possession. Marty has a great imagination. When she looked at the doors, she could see a headboard!

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Refreshing What You Have for Gorgeous Organization

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Okay, I just have to say that it is seriously hard to believe that this gorgeous and well-designed entry hallway is the product of not one, but TWO rescue projects! The fabulous furnishings in this hallway didn’t start out quite so pretty as they are now. Instead, ChiWei of One Dog Woof started out with an old dining room console and a couple of free wine crates from the local wine shop.

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Kids’ Craft: Necktie Rattlesnakes

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Maria blogs at Sew Travel Inspired. A recent vacation to see her grandchildren in New Mexico inspired this fun craft project that upcycles old neckties. “I took my grandchildren to visit the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Old Town Albuquerque,” Maria explains.

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Charging Station from a Shoe Box

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Shoeboxes aren’t hard to find (who needs an excuse for new shoes?) and they can be used and reused in so many ways. This idea comes from Dagmar of Dagmar’s House.

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Loaf Pan Planter

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When Katie’s mom gave her some nice, new loaf pans, it was time to retire her battered old metal pans. Instead of throwing them out, Katie (who blogs at View From The Fridge) came up with a cute new use for them and shared it at My Crafty Spot.

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Marbles + Makeup = Fabulous Small Storage

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Inspiration struck Carolyn during a “cleaning, cleaning, cleaning” binge. At her blog homework she tells us how she used discarded marbles to turn her old makeup containers into stylin’ storage!

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Magazine Page to Art

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At The Tender Garden, Alena shares an interesting and inexpensive art project. It all begins with a thrifted frame and a copy of National Geographic.

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