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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Before and After ... repurpose, recyclying, saving.

Before and After ... most of these projects were done when I first started blogging. One even long before that ... heck, I have been doing this just about all my life !!!

My happiness comes when I can re-purpose something, 
save it from the dump and make it beautiful and useful. 

I enjoy working with wood and love to recycle, re-purpose  lamps and lighting fixtures. 

Boards came from our lumber pile ... natural antler drops from the ranch ... no animal was harmed to make this shelf.

The Dedicated House This blog featured at
The Dedicated House.  Thanks Kathryn

Before: Sad metal cart  After with granite top.

Pretty lamp make-over with just a little paint, re-wire and a pretty shade. Easy-peasy ...  

25¢ shop stool before and after ... just look at those pretty legs ... HERE

Display shelf



Sign boards to French numbered stair step display shelf.

This was a challenging project ... watch me make the transformation here.
25¢ Clock                After
                             Make-over can be seen HERE.

Rustic bench made from recycled barn wood from an old house.   


Tutorial can be seen HERE

Before ... 25¢

After can be seen HERE

Sweet ............

AFTER ...                                                           

Wheels ... 
bead board ...
glass drawer pulls ...
painted and distressed too ... 

WOW ...

From this five gallon bucket of reclaimed beaded boards, 
I made ... two WELCOME signs and a clock display shelf. 

Can be see here ... here ... here

This old post lantern had just about served its time ... but a little TLC saved it. Beautiful old wavy glass ... just had to save it.

See how it was done HERE ...

Hope you enjoyed a few  make-overs ... thanks for visiting.

Linking to:
The Dedicated House: Before and AfterThe Dedicated House

Angie Knick of Time co-host of Junkers Lineup

Revi @ Revisionary Life Thursday Treasures 
 Thrifty Life Thursday


  1. Wow Audrey! You have done some very impressive projects! I must say I was drawn in immediately by the first photos of the shelves with antlers~I know antlers are a popular trend, but I don't really care for them, except your shelves~so natural and quite stunning! All your projects are very creative and professionally done!

  2. I so enjoyed going back over the before and after's of your projects. Of course my all-time favorite is the cabinet no one would steal. Also love the tool caddies and the antler shelves. You are so creative and a master of aged patina.

  3. You showed all my favourite makeovers and a couple I hadn't seen before. You can sure rock an old board or light fixture!

  4. LOVE 'EM! I don't know which is a favorite...Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

  5. wow! You've been busy. You are one of the features today at the Round-Up from the Before and After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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