Decoupaged Desk Makeover

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Shanna from Restoration Redoux found this desk in the free section of Craigslist. “When we went to pick it up, it was in a very sketchy alley,” she confesses.

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Paint Dipped Utensils Make a Pretty Kitchen Display

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Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy was given a set of wood kitchen utensils and a vintage crate. She has loved the pictures she’s seen out there of paint dipped utensils, and decided that this free set was perfect for experimenting.

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Rustic Letters from a Pallet

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KariAnne lives in the country, where it’s pretty easy to find wood pallets during the harvest season…..or any season, actually. With pallets being so easy to come by, it should be no surprise that she’s always finding new uses for pallet wood. She recently shared her latest at Thistlewood Farms.

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Mudroom Bench from an Ikea Bunk

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When Julie’s kids outgrew this Ikea bunk bed, it basically became a pile of scrap lumber. She decided to use the wood to make a bench, and shared the tutorial for this project on her blog, Being Home.

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Tree Stump Table

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Julie of Redhead Can Decorate has no shortage of stumps in her wooded yard. Inspired by one of the photos in her West Elm catalog, she decided to turn one of her elm stumps into furniture.

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Candy for the Teacher

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Looking for a cute gift for the teacher? This gift made by Teryn from Vintage Romance Style was recently featured at Tatertots & Jello. It makes use of a glass jar and other craft supplies that you might already have on hand.

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Old Stool Gets a New Finish

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This old stool was languishing at a garage sale, unsold. Needless to say, Holly walked away with it for free and blogged about it’s transformation at McCall Manor.

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From Cabinets to Cutting Boards

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Jay is a woodworker who blogs at Jay’s Custom Creations. At his day job, he was working on a kitchen remodel and the homeowners wanted him to get rid of the old cabinets. No one responded to the ad he put on Craigslist for free cabinets, so Jay had a few cabinets on his hands.

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