Mantle Clock Revamp

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Several years ago, Sara spotted this mantle clock at a garage sale and brought it home. Initially, she thought that maybe her husband could fix it, but it turned out that a few key components were missing….so using it as an actual clock got scrapped. Sara shares what she did with it instead at Thrifty Treasures.

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Vintage School Desk Gets Smart

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“During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side,” says Emily at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Seeing beyond the peeling paint job, she could see the potential in this desk and took it home.

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Storage Trunk Makeover

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“My brother found this old trunk in his attic and wanted me to work my magic on it,” Bre begins her story. “I wanted to keep most of the original character but it needed some updates as well.” She shares the process at Brepurposed.

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Vintage Door Knob Picture Holder

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Here’s a fun way to display favorite pictures from She’s Crafty. Candice found these vintage doorknobs a while back, and has been waiting for just the right project to come along. When she got her new family pictures this year, she came up with the perfect way to display both pictures and doorknobs.

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Glass Insulator Christmas Tree

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Over at The Salvaged Boutique, one of Kathy’s friends passed along several boxes of vintage items to her. She was delighted to find one of them full of these glass insulators. Insulators were originally used with telegraph lines, back in the 1800’s. Kathy challenged herself to turn one of them into Christmas decor, using only items that she had on hand.

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Vintage Chair Gets to Party

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AT Oh My! Creative, Susan explains that this old, broken chair was a source of mild contention between she and her husband. He has wanted her to get rid of it for the past ten years. On the other hand, she tells us, “At nearly 100 years old, and a garage sale rescue from my mother’s attic, I knew it was destined for greatness.”

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Vintage Thermos Lights Up Seasonal Decor

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“A friend and I found a vintage thermos in a neighbor’s dumpster,” confesses Paula at Sweet Pea, “and I was happy to have it for decorating.” Inspired by another blogger, she decided to turn the thermos into a lamp.

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Family Heirlooms Get a New Look for the Next Generation

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These little side tables have already sat in two generations of homes. Anam’s grandparents had them first, passed them along to her parents, and now they have come to live at Anam’s house. At her blog, Delicious and DIY, Anam shares how she updated them to suit her taste.

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