Trash-to-Treasure Painted Chalkboard Jars

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Sarah of Sarah Hearts had been eyeing Anthropologie’s adorable chalkboard spice jars (amongst other things!) for quite some time. The sight of various glass jars in her recycling bin gave Sarah the push she needed to create her own “Antro-esque” jars using materials she had on hand. Sarah’s jars look remarkably like her inspiration, which is even more awesome since they started off as trash and cost her nothing to make!

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Vintage Airplane Blueprint Art from an Old Drawer

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As soon as Anita of Inspired Passions stumbled upon RH Baby & Child’s framed airplane blueprint, she knew it would be perfect for her son’s room. However, she also knew it would be foolish to spend so much on it when she’ll probably redecorate in a year or two. Instead, Anita created her own vintage airplane art using a wood drawer, canvas paper, and leftover quarter round. I love how Anita repurposed the wood from the drawer for her sign!

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Roll-Up Shade Repurposed into a Headboard

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Jill of Westbrooke Drive found a roll-up shade at a local church yard sale for only $1. She wasn’t sure exactly what it was made of, but visions of Pottery Barn’s seagrass headboard immediately popped into her head. Jill built a wood framed and then wrapped the shade around it to create her taller DIY version. The added height is perfect for the vaulted ceilings in Jill’s bedroom, especially for only $15!

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Patriotic Denim Banner from Old Jeans

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Do you have some worn out jeans in your closet or dresser? Susan from Between Naps on the Porch shares a couple of great ideas for repurposing them into décor for your home. Susan turned the pockets into adorable utensil holders for her Fourth of July table and also created a Pottery Barn-inspired stars and stripes banner. While Susan’s no-sew banner is perfect for  patriotic holidays, like Flag Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day, you could use her tutorial to create a party banner for any occasion.

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Best of PB #2: Wooden Tray to Hanging Jewelry Organizer

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Melissa from A Time for Everything created this vintage piece to hold all of her jewelry. Melissa said, “I love old wood spools and finding new ways to use them, especially after finding a large Ziploc bagful for $2 at a garage sale.  As I was making my jewelry organizer, I knew that spools would be an ideal fit with the burlap and distressed wood I was using.  I incorporated them to hang not only necklaces, but bracelets as well.”

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Framed Art from Old Book Pages

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Elizabeth of Broken Treasure was inspired by framed art from Pottery Barn featuring images on dictionary print to create her own as a gift for her son’s teacher. Elizabeth pasted together pages from an Early Childhood Education book she had and then stamped on an image of dandelion seeds blowing away. This technique offers great possibilities for repurposing old books into DIY wall art, and I love the idea of creating a grouping of framed images that hold personal meaning.

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Decorative Wall Shelf from an Old Headboard

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After finally achieving her dream of purchasing a beach cottage, Susan from Endless Summer now gets the fun task of decorating it. She had been holding onto a picture of a coastal bedroom from Pottery Barn for just the occasion, and it sported a lovely wall shelf with dentil molding above the bed that Susan absolutely loved. Her sweet husband came to the rescue, creating not one but seven shelves from a dismantled headboard. All it ended up costing was the dentil molding!

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Update a Glass Vase with a Woven Placemat

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Jennifer from Decorated Chaos loved the look of Ballard’s Seagrass Hurricanes for summer. While she wanted them badly, this thrifty chick wasn’t about to dish out an exorbitant amount of money for one! Instead, Jennifer gathered a thrifted set of seagrass placemats and some glass cylinders and made her own beachy vase and candle holder. [...Read More]