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Kitchen Canister Fixed Up

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I found this great piece at a flea market at my local fairgrounds. I got it for $15. The top drawers were not closing evenly and I descovered there was a big (empty) mud wasp nest behind it! So I...

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Warm and cozy night light.

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Vintage ARVIN space heater (June of 1940) I gutted the electric fan motor and wiring and modified the interior to retain the heater coils. I added a modern socket and cord as well as a orange CFL for...

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Garden Fencing Chandelier

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This is not something new. Sue originally did it in one of her books, but I've had the fencing and the insulators, so thought it was about time I did something with them!

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Tiffany Style Planter!

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I found this Tiffany style lampshade at a yard sale for free! It was quite damaged on one side but I figured it would be good for something! I decided to put it in my garden as a planter (hiding the...

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Wash Tub Fairy Garden

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Worn-out wash tubs create the perfect setting for fairy campgrounds.

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Pin-up simplicity

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This is a just a pairing of items that facinate me. I love the work of pin-up artist George Petty and this hood ornament was designed by him for the 1955 Nash line. I also love the simple vintage...

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Repurposed First Aid Wall / Jewelry Organizer

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I ran across this large, vintage desk drawer that I knew would be the perfect frame for something to hang on the wall.

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From Farm to Table!

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And no, we're not taking about food here....

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Starglow night light.

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Little ambiant light project for the kitchen. The switch turns it on and the light is 3 way dimmable via a touch sensor placed inside. I will always be a sucker for low watt light bulbs...

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More light and its environment.

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OK I know I build a lot of lamps... I am a sucker for ambiant lighting. This one was a very early heater turned into a dimmable lamp. My girl liked my earlier lamps but wasn't a fan of the copper...

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Industrial Cart Put Together with Love!

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I purchased this amazing green cart a few years back and I finally got around to doing something with it. And with just a little love, I love how it turned out!

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Vintage Wedding Reception

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Vintage Fair-Style Wedding Reception

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How to Present a Wedding Guest Book

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Sometimes the easiest ideas are the most elegant.

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Faux Brick Walkway

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I've wanted to do this for years, ever since I saw it in an issue of Handyman Magazine. They used a 6'' roller and special cement paint. I just tweaked the materials and directions a bit to make it...

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Chicken Crate Coffee Table

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Check out this repurposed chicken crate I purchased for $49.00 and transformed into a coffee table.

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Vintage Curio Cabinet

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My latest piece was created to showcase a friends collection of Cloisonne.

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Midcentury Burlap Beauties

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I fell in love with grain sack covered Butaca chairs I once saw in the Viva Terra catalog.

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Cooler Flower Bed

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My husband helped me dig out this Coca Cola cooler, buried in a backyard ravine.  It's in pretty rough shape, but makes a pretty funky flower bed!

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Vintage Glider Becomes Best Seat at the Wedding

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This gussied up thriftstore find made a mighty fine focal point for a lovely June wedding.

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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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