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Mason Jar Bird Feeders ~

The perfect storm! A box full of old pot lids a bunch of mason jars & a buy one get one free sale on poultry bases at the local farm store…I may have got just a little carried away making bird feeders :)

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Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet ~ Reloved

Found this Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet at country sale a while back couldn’t believe they only wanted $10 for it ~ sure it needed some love, the hinges on one of the flip tops were broken & one of the legs was held together with a hose clamp and a zip tie but $10 what a steal! Wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with it but I knew I needed to bring it home.

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Magic Potion ~ White Ring Remover

I got this amazing little vanity for whopping $20 at a local thrift store (happy dance) I know some people think this could be gorgeous painted but I’m all about making this little beauty shine the way it was meant to! I thought the top would probably need to be refinished because of the water marks/white rings but I’m in Wisconsin so I wouldn’t be able to start that project until spring and well I’m not that patient!

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Gumball MachineTerrarium ~

Gumball machine terrarium & vintage tin succulent planters ~ been wanting to make a terrarium for a while & finally found a machine ~ love when a project turns out exactly like you pictured it :)

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Vintage Cheese Box Succulent Planters ~

I’ve been collecting vintage cheese boxes & old glass insulators for a while with no real plan on what I’d do with them and then one day it hit me ~ plant them!

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Stone Top Cabinet ~ A Boring Cabinet Transformation

My husband had his doubts when I told him my plan for this boring cabinet, funny thing is he end up getting as excited as I was about the transformation and ended up doing a lot of the work…

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Sisal Rope Lamp Shade Makeover

Covering a plain jane lamp shade with sisal rope turned a cheap lamp from boring to beautiful for a lot less than the cost of a new shade ~ cheap & easy my favorite kind of project!

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Repurposed Shutter Fence

Attached shutters to an existing wire fence to cover an undesirable view and add a pop of color :) I used zip ties to attach so it’s easy to swap them out & move them around.

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Vintage Ladder Plant Stand ~ Fusion Mineral Paint Lily Pond Green

I love old paint splattered, weathered step ladders ~ most are no longer save to climb on but the make great little plant stands, night stands, side tables etc.

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Mercury Glass Tree Project

I love the look of mercury glass ~ I’ve done projects in the past that have turned out great thought trees would look cool too ~ love how they turned out!

Diana Wearing
Diana Wearing
About meLover of all things vintage DIY & repurposing ~ an eclectic mix of projects, humor and inspiration can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/dianasdiyden/ ~ Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NewLifeVintageGoods