This Headboard Got Benched

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This nifty headboard project was created by Jen from Scissors and Spatulas for Somewhat Simple. It’s got a cool backstory. The forgotten, neglected headboard once was her husband’s childhood bed. “It was going to be tossed to the curb until I claimed it for myself because I had a vision,” Jen tells us. “Being the little scavenger that I am, I hauled it home and rescued it!”

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Giving Grandma’s Chair a New Look

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“This chair had been sitting in my mom’s basement for years,” Jann from Newton Custom Interiors tells us. “It was originally part of my grandparent’s dining room set.” With history like that, how could Jann not try to give it a second chance?

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Trendy Travel Journal Made from Old Map

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Lately at The Pin Junkie, Bonnie shares her preparations for her upcoming trip to Europe. She thought it would be a good idea to bring a travel journal on her trip to write down notes while traveling. Bonnie had an old map of Europe on hand and realized she could use it to make her own travel journal instead of buying one.

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Vintage Rocking Chair Makeover

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Over at Weekend Craft, Michelle found this rocking chair at a yard sale shortly before her sister’s birthday. Good bones for sure, but it needed some sprucing up. And since her sister had been eyeing rocking chairs, Michelle thought it would make the perfect gift.

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Vintage Lunchbox Upcycle

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Kerri blogs over at Keep Calm and KERRI On. Recently while at an estate sale, she found this vintage metal lunchbox for $3. (Who else remembers these lunch boxes? They were made to last!)

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Comic Book Action Figure Container

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Over at Organized 31, Susan has a son who loves super heroes. (Can anyone else out there relate?) Lately she shared a great way to reuse old comic books and leftover containers.

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Painted Vintage Side Tables

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Lisa blogs at Modern Hen Home. When a dear family friend held an estate sale, he gave Lisa some of his midcentury modern furniture, including two wooden side tables.

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Picnic Basket Makeover

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At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody’s maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.

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