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Mailbox Makeover

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I was recently at my local thrift store and came across an industrial stainless steel paper-towel dispenser and thought it would make the perfect mailbox with lock. I flipped it up-side down and screwed it into the siding and that was about it! I used a fine grit sandpaper to give it a brushed stainless look to match my brushed nickel house numbers.Mailbox1

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I found these hooks at a local architectural salvage shop for $2.

Re-purposed Window Coat Rack

Perfect project for an old window.

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Reclaimed Wood Bed

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We needed a new bed, so I decided to clean the garage of old wood scraps.

Tool List: Drill and screws, jigsaw (or handsaw), orbital sander (or sandpaper), nail gun (or hammer and brad nails), miter saw (or handsaw), polyurethane and a paintbrush.

Material list: 2 wood pallets, 2 – 4×4 posts cut to 54″, 2x4s and 2x6s to make the bed platform (I have a double bed so the finished product is 53″x74″, 1 – 2×6 cut to 57″ to make the ledge on the headboard.

This project took me an entire afternoon with power tools. It can still be done without power tools, but will take you longer than an afternoon, since there are a lot of cuts to be made.

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Soak old wine corks in alcohol for a great fire-starter.

Favorite Ball Jar Uses

Soak old wine corks in alcohol for a great fire-starter.

Soak old wine corks in alcohol for a great fire-starter.

Whenever I see a Ball Jar at a thrift store or Antique Market I buy it. Over the years I have put some of them to creative uses. Here are a few of my favorites.