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How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

by Chris Gardner

created at: 09/22/2010

Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.

Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other plans.

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How to turn an old crib spring into an office organizer.

by DIY Maven


Maybe you have an old crib collecting dust, or maybe you see them all the time at tag sales. Whichever, this is a great way to give them new purpose: Turn them into office organizers.

To get your project started you’ll need:
an old crib spring
a metal saw
screws
1" x 2" (These are needed if you are going to make your own frame, however, you could just as easily get your hands on an old, flat wooden frame and use that instead.)
drill
eye hooks
wire...

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Make a Cereal Box Magazine Organizer.

by Chris Gardner

I cringe everytime I put a cereal box in the recycling bin. Sure, it's better than tossing it in the trash, but there's such stiff yet pliable material in my hands, yet at that moment, I'm not clever enough to come up with a project for its re-use. Luckily, someone else is (though I bet it wasn't the mogul herself)...

Materials

  • Large, sturdy cereal box
  • Craft knife
  • Straight edge
  • Decorative paper
  • Spray adhesive

Simply cut the box to...

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