From This to That: 8 Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

by Chris Gardner

Everyone loves a good makeover. We love seeing shabby, worn furniture transformed, or an entire room refreshed and brought back to life. So, what's better than a good makeover? One that sticks to the principles of creative reuse and recycling, limits waste, and doesn't costs buckets of money.

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. To kick it off, here's a collection of not-so-awesome things becoming awesome-r other things:

From This to That: 8 Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

This shabby door

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Make It: A Super Easy DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

by Capree K

Make It: A Super Easy DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

And by super easy, I mean if you have any motor skills AT ALL, you can make a bath mat just like this recycled cork one ($125) (shop other cork bath mats, and here)

Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea.  All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame.  Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box.  No cutting, gluing, sealing, or drilling required.  BAM...

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How to: DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

by Craftmel

How to: DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat

When I first saw this project, I was instantly in love with the idea of a cork bath mat. I love the natural look, the simplicity, and the comfort factor.  I was even more in love with the fact that I could make it myself with only three supplies, and you can too.  

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Giveaway: Win a Rectangular Recycler/Trash Can from SimpleHuman ($180 value)

by Bruno Bornsztein

It's a Curbly Giveaway!

UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Rectangular Recycler from SimpleHuman

Ok, this week we're giving away a seriously good trash bin/recycling container. Chris reviewed it a couple of months ago, and called it 'brilliant'. It retails for about $180, and from the looks of it, it's worth every penny. Especially when you spend zero pennies, 'cause you get it for free by winning our giveaway. Read on to find out how...

 

The Prize:

The Fingerprint Proof Rectangular Recycler from...

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