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Street Corner Salvage

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Here is my confession: I never just drive by that free stuff on the side of the road without wanting to stop and pick it up! It’s a good thing that I don’t drive a truck or my yard would look like a salvage yard. I don’t see junk, I see projects.

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Duct Tape Designed Door

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Once again, it’s Duct Tape to the rescue! The previous owner or my daughter, Madison’s car had at least one small dog that reaped havoc on the vinyl interior. My brother, being the car guy, suggested new panels from Craig’s list. I, being female McGuiver, instantly thought of duct tape!

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For the Love of Scarves!

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Loom knitting does not have to be generic or lame. There are plenty of books out there now with great step by step instructions that can help you create fabulous original designs just like a freehand pro!
Here are three basic stitches to help get you started!

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Basic Sewing: The Portfolio

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I don’t know how many of you need to carry around large pieces of art or huge writing pads, but for those who do, this is a great project!

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Junk to Gem! A Trash Transformation Tale

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We found this junky little table in the garage. It was obviously built with scrap lumber and had suffered years of hard use and neglect. That made it the perfect candidate for a fun make-over!

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Quick Path With Paving Forms

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I love using concrete paving forms to create paths and patios. They’re the non-perfectionists pal. No need to spread sand or remove every little rock. Just clear a spot and start building 🙂 Check-out my video.

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Spring Cleaning: Fresh Grout

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Nothing says disgusting like mold and mildew! Unfortunately, if the grout in the shower starts to crack, mold and mildew claim their domain! No need to call the grout doctors or tear it all out. It’s actually a very DIY friendly task. 🙂

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New Life For Old Dining Chairs

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If you’re dining room chairs are so dirty that they ruin your appetite, it’s time to recover them.

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A Sweet End to ANTS!!

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¡¡¡ Warning !!!! Many Ants Died In The Making of This Post !!!

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Stencil T’s for the Team :)

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Team T-shirts can get really spendy when you play on a lot of different teams, but they don’t have to be. I made these T’s for just $6.oo a shirt! They may not be perfect, but they’re fun!

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