Herringbone Countertop Organizer

scrap-wood

Katie from Little House of Four came up with this project and shared it over at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  She made use of some boards and shims to get her home a little more organized. Needing a box to keep track of all the little items that get dropped on her kitchen counter, Katie nailed together {…Read More…}

Unbelievably Beautiful Chair Transformation

old-chairs-before

Some rescues require more of a vision to execute than others.  That was the case for these old chairs:  worn out, shabby, and unloved, they really didn’t have much going for them style-wise before they met Deb from Lake Girl Paints.

old-chairs-before

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Transforming Glass Vases with Wood Shims

painted cylinder vases

At Love Grows Wild, Ashley from Cherished Bliss  recently shared a project that turned a cheap glass cylinder vase she already had into a new vase with rustic texture.

painted cylinder vases

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New Backsplash from Old Fence Boards

Marty's Musings backsplash before collage

At Marty’s Musings, Marty had a kitchen backsplash that had seen better days and no longer suited her kitchen decor.  Outside, she had a pile of wood salvaged from a neighbors old fence.  Marty and her husband figured out a way to transform both.

Marty's Musings backsplash before collage

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Upcycled Baby Food Jars

Empty Baby Food Jars

At Make Life Lovely, Laura has been coming up with ways to upcycle empty baby food jars.  Her latest project is super versatile.

Empty Baby Food Jars

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Reclaimed Wood Coat Rack

Shona Skye Creations deck wood before

At Shona Skye Creations, Kristy had some old wood that had been removed from her deck.  She’d saved it from the dumpster, hoping to be able to use it for a project someday.  Someday arrived, when Kristy was eyeing the big, empty wall in her bedroom and thought of a way to use that space.

Shona Skye Creations deck wood before

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Holiday Sign from Reclaimed Wood

Simply Thrifty boards before

At Simply Thrifty, Megan says, “I’ve been seeing some beautiful signs on Pinterest for awhile and had the desire to create one for our household. A few weeks ago, while driving to pick up our Christmas tree, I drove past some old fence wood on the side of the road.”  It was tricky to fit the wood and the Christmas tree into her van, but Megan did it!

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Junk Wood Christmas Centerpiece

Creatively Living junk wood before

The before picture for this project has a funny story to go along with it.  Katie–who blogs at Creatively Living–spotted this wood sticking out of a garbage pile while she was on a family jog.  She convinced her husband to help her load it onto the back of their stroller so she could haul it home.  What a sight!

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