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SoccerBoyBot and HulaGirlBot

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For several months I'd been admiring the creations of various found-object robot makers I've seen on the web, such as these from: Amy Flynn's iFobots -  Guy Robot - Scottoons - Andybots ...

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Surf Tumbled Marble Pendant Wrapped in Sterling

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I found this marble in the ocean and then wrapped it in sterling silver wire and hung it on a sterling chain.  Light weight, easy to wear and fun.  I get a lot of nice comments when I wear...

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Upcycled Desk Made From Dismantled Piano Parts

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I had the great fortune to be able to dismantle an piano manufactured in the 1940s/50s.

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Upcycled Minnow Bucket Duplex Metal Birdhouse

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This particular birdhouse was a long time coming. First I created the two birdhole entrances and it sat for a while on one of my work shelves as the creative juices stirred on it. Finally I picked it...

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Upcycled Tennis Racquet Wall Trophy & Awards Display Shelf

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Here's my twist on using an old tennis racquet for wall use... The hardest part of the project was connecting everything without severing the tennis string. It's all intact! The top features a...

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Traffic Light Lens & Muffin Pan Bird Feeders

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More upcycled bird feeders using old plastic, municipal traffic light lens (12 inch!!) and some old muffin pans.

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Recycled Style for Valentine's Day

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Reduce your impact on Earth's resources without sacrificing your style this Valentine's Day!

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Upcycled Vintage Canvas Bin Side Table

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We are redecorating my son's room into an industrial/weathered style.

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Upcycled Bird Feeders with Found Objects

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Some more recent upcycled bird feeders!

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Upcycled Primitive Coat Rack

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Here's a coat rack I put together recently with a lot of found items.  The only thing new is the flatboard on the back that I painted red and sanded down pretty good.  The rest is a mix of...

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Upcycled Custom Blue Glass Silverplate Tray Bird Feeder

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I ran across a great vintage light fixture that had this piece of glass in it. I took it and custom painted the inside a beautiful deep blue and used several other found parts and items to pull this...

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Upcycled Silverplate Bird Feeder

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I wanted to make a special Christmas present for a dear lady that knew me all the way back to when I was a child.

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Structo Keepsake Box Roller Skate Truck

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I started this truck with a vintage Structo truck cab I was lucky enough to run across. I built a false floor brace to mount it to the roller skate (old Chicago brand). I matched it up with a heavy...

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Forest Glam DIY

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Adding a little forest glam DIY to an otherwise boring lamp

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Toilet Tank Turned Mosaic Planter

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What can you make with a junk toilet tank, a plastic coke bottle, and some broken tiles? A one-of-a-kind mosaic planter for the garden!

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Upcycled Industrial Iron Sewing Machine Side Table

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I ran across an old sewing machine with an iron base that was in pretty rough condition.  I busted up all the rotten wood (kept the drawers!) and went to sanding the iron base. nbspAfter...

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Upcycled Pedestal Birdhouse Side Table

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I had a great time creating this first for me.  It all started with the heavy, tall brass candlestick and then all the other parts came in a slow avalanche to make this one of a kind side table...

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Penthouse Double License Plate Birdhouse Tower

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Good evening creative compadres!  This is my first double decker license plate birdhouse.  I tried to keep the metal parts in copper.  I hope y'all like it!

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Yellow Porcelain Enamel Pitcher Birdhouse

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I had been saving this old yellow pitcher for a while until the style I wanted to go for hit me.  I dug around and found out I had an old porcelain dish that was pretty close in color so it was...

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Stained Glass Lantern Upcycled Light Fixture Birdhouse

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This is my first birdhouse that incorporates stained glass.  I hope to make some more exploring ways to use stained glass in the near future.  This one started as a housing box for a...

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