From This to That: More Clever Repurposing DIY Projects

by Bruno Bornsztein

This July, we're focusing on all things thrifty, recycle-y, and makeover-y. Last week, I rounded up a bunch of cool repurposed projects, and this week, well, I'm doing it again (notice a trend?).

First up: DIY-Maven's craft room arty abacus uses spools of thread in a creative way:

Art abacus using spools of thread

Have a spare wine barrel lying around? How about turning it into a delicious-smelling coffee table (or, better yet, a wine table, if that weren't a little weird):

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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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Cost vs. Value: The Worth of Remodeling

by DIY Maven

When radio stations start playing Christmas music 24/7, I know it’s time for Remodeling Magazine to release its annual cost vs. value report. In it, they compare remodeling costs with resale values for the 25 most popular home improvement projects.

Cost vs. Value: The Worth of Remodeling
It Starts With a Survey

Remodeling Magazine surveyed 10,000 members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Of that, 2,188 responded and supplied the data to compile the report. The figures are...

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