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Repurposed Red Wagon & Singer Sewing Machine Base Storage Table

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I created this one-of-a-kind storage table mainly out of the need to get some of these sewing machine bases and wagons out of my workspace!

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Upcycled Custom Green Storage Trunk Hairpin Leg Table

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After cleaning up the very dirty trunk, I gave it several layers of CeCe Caldwell chalk paint.

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Repurposed Vent/Exhaust Hood Bird Feeder

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I picked up a small lot of old galvanized vent hoods from a

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Industrial, Vintage Playing Cards Wall Art

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I've been wanting to use vintage playing cards in some kind of art for a while now.

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NeatTweets Historical Landmark Replica Hellman Ehrman Mansion 1903 The Pine Lodge

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In 1897 San Francisco businessman I. W. Hellman began buying property at Sugar Pine Point and in 1903 built his Pine Lodge at 2905 Lake Forest Rd Tahoe City, CA 96145. This home was considered to be...

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Ribbon Holders made from galvanized gutters recycled from dump site

I found these two gutters at the recycle site we go to and I immediately thought these would make great ribbon holders , then I found another one at a later visit to make three total and I could use...

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Repurposed License Plate Clipboards

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A quick little project I've been wanting to do for a while.

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Dryer Drum Bottle Tree

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I saved this old dryer drum just as it was about to go into the dumpster. I painted the face and sealed it with water proof varnish. Then I added some sheet metal wings. Curly blue aluminum wire and...

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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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