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Update your home decor with paint – read here to find out more! 

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Adding paint over an existing piece of furniture is a great way to dramatically change its look without a huge investment. While some folks are of the “never paint wood” philosophy, there are times when it is the most economical choice.

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Last summer I ran across two really nice, wide picture frames (free!), and I immediately had an idea to upcycle them as jewelry organizers for my teenage nieces. This is also an easy gift idea for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or a birthday.

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Just about everyone needs a coat rack in the foyer, by the mudroom, or in the workshop. Get creative and have some fun making your own! Finding and repurposing interesting old doorknobs, plumbing fixtures or tools is just part of the fun. 

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Adresser

Follow the 10 easy steps below to see the process I used for updating a 1970′s dresser and giving it new life!

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“We don’t throw away things, and we don’t throw away people.” That’s the philosophy that drives Mark McCullough of Open Hands Gallery in Boaz, West Virginia. McCullough directs the gallery, which opened in April 2011 as part of the Mentor Network/REM Community Options, providing a place for those with disabilities to express their creativity and foster their self-worth through problem solving and employment.

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Upscaling1

Create a dramatic new look throughout your home or highlight one area with crown molding – the key to an upscale look for walls, windows, doors, cabinets and more. Homeowners will find the tools and supplies necessary for crown molding projects at Woodcraft.

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Banker

Bankers are “numbers people,” but Liz McGill-Bleakley of St. Marys, West Virginia, also has a creative side that led to a stress-relieving hobby – refurbishing furniture. “I have been banking for 34 years,” Liz explains. “Painting furniture started by accident. I had seen some items in catalogs that I liked, but didn’t want to pay big money for them. I thought, ‘I can do that!’”

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In this upcycle project, we had the opportunity to bring in a jewelry armoire from one of our Woodcraft marketing team members, Lori Haught.  Lori decided rather than putting this in her Spring yard sale, why not refurbish it and give her bedroom decor an added useful piece to match other items therein.  So, it was off to the Woodcraft product development department for a plan of action!

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Upcycling7

Refurbishing, restoring, and upcycling your furniture can be creative, fun and leave you with an exhilarating feeling that you did it yourself with just about any piece of wooden furniture you may own.  What better time to give your furniture and other home items a new refreshing look.  Amaze your friends this holiday season or anytime with a home makeover that will leave you with the question, “Why did I wait so long?”

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