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Repurposed Old Window Ideas

Ahh, behold, the first project of 2015. I’m slightly obsessed with old windows; guilty as charged. This one I got from my friend’s fixer-upper in downtown Buffalo, NY. The house was built in 1900. I’m pretty sure it’s the oldest lead glass window I’ve ever had the pleasure of upcycling. But, I’m not going to […]

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DIY Projects to Organize Your Car

One of my 10 New Year’s resolutions for minimizing was cleaning out the car. I thought perhaps I could be a little more helpful with this one, especially because it’s sometimes difficult to clean out your car in the winter. Well not difficult as much as undesirable. So I’ve found 5 crafty projects you can […]

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How to Repurpose a Book Sleeve

I don’t know why I didn’t think about repurposing a book sleeve sooner. It’s is a really fun upcycling project and purposeful recycling project because book sleeves tend to get tossed out in the trash or they stay on books and get all beat up and end up looking awful on your bookshelf. So in […]

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Before and After 1920’s Oak Chair

This chair, from Quick & McKenna, New York had layers upon dripping layers of wood stain from over the years.My husband garbage picked it years ago and before the cold weather set in, I was determined to fit in one more furniture refurbishing project! I stripped the chair of all the wood stain, using striper […]

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Antique Desk Salvage

Reduction Rebels, I know you’re going to appreciate this pick! I came across this to-die-for antique desk on the side of the road and my eyes dropped out of my head. What luck! No damage, except some nicks and chipped veneer; dove-tailed drawers; all the hardware; no horrible smell. The garbage picking checklist was a […]

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Upcycled Mason Jar: 2 in 1Craft Project

Last week my mother dropped off a jar of canned tomatoes…then an upcycling opportunity struck. I’ve been hating the totally outdated sconces in my bathroom and I don’t feel like I need to replace them, just a little DIY decorating is all that’s needed. For starters the “hurricane” glass that’s currently in the light fixure […]

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