Embellished Bud Vase

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Lora from Craftivity Designs created this bud vase that’s perfect for displaying those beautiful spring blooms. Lora paired a thrifted flower pin with a thrifted vase for an all together thrifty version of Anthro’s pretty flower vases. Spring is all about new life, and this is a great way to repurpose an old piece of jewelry and give it a fresh start!

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Alphabet Lazy Susan

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Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected scored a free lazy Susan at a garage sale when the owner happily threw it in with Sherry’s other findings. There was no way Sherry would turn down an opportunity to find a way to turn it into something fabulous, and, of course, she doesn’t disappoint! The once old, tired lazy Susan now has a smart new look with a bold alphabet design around the rim.

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Repurposed Chalkboard Jars

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I love taking something that’s normally discarded and making it usable and lovable. That’s exactly what Kendra from The Good Life did with glass jars she had been saving. Kendra painted the jars with chalkboard paint and then added a pop of color to the lids. These little jars are cute and packed with storage potential!

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Retro Play Kitchen

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After seeing some awesome vintage play kitchens for kids, Kayla Danelle decided to tackle her own repurpose and make one for her son. Kayla’s dad got in on the action and tracked down a set of upper kitchen cabinets to transform into the kitchen set. I love how this came out and the genius idea to reuse old cabinets. Why start from scratch when the work’s already done for you {Wink}?

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Reclaimed Wood Bench

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As a part of her mudroom remodel, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built a small bench where her kids could sit and put their shoes on. Being the resourceful gal that she is, Kristen used some old picnic table boards she found in a dumpster for the build. I love Kristen’s criss-cross design and the fact that she built this bench for FREE by using the reclaimed wood! You go, Girl!

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Decorative Clock Face

Pottery Barn Imitation Clock Face Art

Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage shares at The Graphics Fairy – DIY how she created a decorative clock face using a round tabletop she found on the side of the road. For this project, Gina used a carbon paper method to transfer the number outlines and then simply painted them in. Of course, I love that this is a rescue! Isn’t it amazing how just some paint can turn an item destined for the landfill into a decorative piece for your home?

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Chalkboard Floor Desk

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Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted to get a special gift for her niece’s first birthday. She thought a floor desk from Pottery Barn Kids was super cute but most definitely not worth the expensive, especially when you have a cabinet door from a trash heap on hand! With a few leftover project boards and some paint, Larissa turned the old door into a chalkboard version of the desk for only $10. Not only is it too cute for words but also coordinates with her niece’s room!

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Two-Tone Stenciled Dresser

Kristi May from KrisKraft scored a “dark, beat-up, ugly dresser” from the Goodwill for only $12 and turned it into a gorgeous Anthro-inspired piece for her son’s room. The transformation involved refinishing the drawer fronts in a dark walnut, painting and distressing the dresser frame, and then lightly stenciling numbers onto the drawer fronts. I […Read More]