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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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Upcycled Roller Skates Robot Keepsake Box Truck

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Another fun "roller skate upcycled truck"! This one started with the base of an old skate and a copper plated tin "Coffee" canister. Next I had to find a cab, so I found an old brass wall hanging...

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Madam Butterfly- Altered Sea Glass Necklace

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  I made this pendant from a piece of sea glass that I had in my basement for years. I altered it in a few different ways to give it a new, artsy look. I strung it on a leather cord and made it...

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Hotrod Chevy BelAire Toy & Galvanized Gas Can Upcycled Birdhouse

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I started this birdhouse with one of my favorite objects -- an old galvanized gas can! I use some copper segmented to wrap the inside top of the birdhole. I then modified a paper plate/face of an...

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Rolled Magazine Pages Mirror Frame

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Hundreds of rolled magazine pages and a lot of hours resulted in a piece that makes me happy each time I see it!

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Recycled Weathered wood from the Trash

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From someones trash pile to a few projects using the weathered wood. literally  a friend had just ripped these boards off their potting shed and they stacked them in the yard to be picked up. I...

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Old Shelf with a new look!

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Metal shelf  with wine corks added, now it makes a good place to leave notes in the kitchen!

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Bed Rail Signs

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We salvage every scrap we get and in every piece of wood, I see a sign.  Every step is free hand from drawing out the lettering to the painting.  All signs have been sealed with...

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Recycled coffee pots and other yard art

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MY recent trash to treasures, I found three coffee pots being thrown away so I painted the first one with sunflowers now it is a new planter, also I found an old gumball machine with out the glass...

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A Bedspring Bud Vase

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Cute bedspring bud vase created using a bedspring from an old Sealy Mattress (for those of you who don't know bedsprings come in all different shapes and sizes and I have found that Sealy springs...

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