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Burlap Throw Pillows

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Many DIYers think burlap is a fall or winter fabric, but I think decorating with burlap is a wonderful budget alternative year around. If you love the cottage chic style, burlap makes itself at home...

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Old Beverage Holder Wine Bar

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This was a great vintage find!

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Mr. Chipley

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A former convenience store potato chip display becomes a friendly Lego shelf.

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Vintage Hollywood Filmstrip Bows

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I created these bows from the salvaged film from old movie theatre film reels.

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Dog or Cat Bed from 70's Table

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I rescued this sturdy table from a burn pile and thought it would be perfect for a Pinterest inspired pet bed. It is 26"X21" and only 9 1/2" tall. The legs had not been cut off so I have no idea what...

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New Life "Cooked Up" for Worn-out Pots

Vintage Club cooking pots get a new lease on life as planters.

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Upcycled Vintage Cookie/Candy Tin Bird Feeders

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An abundance of cookie/candy tins at thrift stores and garage sales make these so fun to do. Usually connected with a candlestick and topped off with different vintage items such as a metal light...

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Rockin' Weekend Project

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I bought this Craftsman style rocking chair at an estate auction a couple of months ago for a steal!! It was finally warm enough to work in the garage this weekend! It was dirty and disgusting, but...

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From Kid's Bike to Wall Organizer!

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I picked this darling bike part up on a recent visit to Arizona. I knew it's purpose as soon as I saw it!

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Upcycled Ring Holders Made From Random Drawer Knobs

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This is such an easy project!

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Using Picture Frame Samples

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I was given these by a local store. Um. Last year! They called me up and said - we have no clue what to do with these. But they are fun. And they really don't need to be in the dump. We figured if anyone could do something to save them. You can. Sooooo. I did.

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Vintage TV Dinner tray converted into a serving tray with repurposed handles

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How to turn an old TV Dinner table without legs into a funky serving tray?  Add junk!  I have a blog about repurposing odd objects, and I was sent 247 non-recyclable plastic packing parts...

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Biggest. Map. Ever.

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Hey, it's Sue here! On our way to Nashville so we thought we'd spend the week doing a throwback to previous posts! To start it off, we thought we'd share this little ditty from Design Turnpike with his map of the good old USA in honor of the Winter Olympics! Love it! ~Sue _______________________________________________________________ So, a previous client called and asked, "Just how big of a map COULD you make?" And so, this project began. Months later, I am ready to ship out a map made of license plates that is 10 feet wide by 6...

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I've missed you, JUNKMARKET Style!

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This was my contribution to the Grayson Gallery & Art Center's "Car Show" exhibit in 2012. I got my ol' Land Rover Discovery running after several years of sitting out back and then began...

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Repurposed Silverware Box

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I love old silverware boxes. This one is done with acrylic paint and I draw the paisley freehand with DecoColor paint pens, extra fine tip. Yes, it takes a while, but it's very therapeutic for me...

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Iron Pipe Lamp

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I built this lamp from iron pipe and a gramophone horn, the white and black herringbone cloth cord gives it a good look.

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Gas Punk

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Gas Punk   Salvaged re-purposed early table top gas lamp.   This one was sitting dejectedly in the clearance of a little antique shop.   Broken but covered with amazing...

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License Plate Art: International Edition!

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Some photos of recent projects I've worked on that differ from my typical American patriotic perspective. Japan, Canada, Australia, and a Canadian maple leaf flag. Lots of fun finding these license...

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Refurbished old school chair.

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I found this prize in a ditch close to our home. I no longer have it. It sold very quickly. Of course the paint brush and decoupage, it turned out spectacular. I really liked it. But didn't have room...

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Repurposed Vintage Water Ski & Yardsticks Chalkboard

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In my "parade" of repurposed vintage, wooden water ski projects here yet another one!

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