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Habitat for Humanity ReStores offer a variety of home improvement and upcycling opportunities with the ever-changing variety of items available for sale.  Here are eight unique projects—all created by entrants for the 2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat ReStore ReDesign Contest—using items purchased from the ReStore and “flipped” into something new.

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One way to upcycle old, ornate picture frames is to upcycle them into fun jewelry organizers. This afternoon project can accommodate most types of earrings, including fish hook, post, hoop and wire. Get some ideas here and make your own! 

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The idea of incorporating family heirlooms into your home appeals to a lot of people. A mix of old and new décor can actually work very well together to create a space that is warm and inviting with a comfortable lived-in look. Woodcraft’s graphic designer Tara Piggott reimagined a travel trunk built by her grandfather into a beautiful storage trunk for her home. Check out how she did it in this Woodworking Adventures blog. 

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For the second year in a row, local “makers” had the opportunity to use their creativity for a good cause – the Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat for Humanity. The ReStore ReDesign Contest encouraged entrants to upcycle furniture pieces for the chance to win more than $700 in prizes and have their project move on to the annual fundraising event, Destination Design.

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His remarkably soothing voice is like a mix of a southern Bob Ross and Snoop Dogg. His DIY YouTube channel has topped two million views in just two short years. He goes by an anonymous persona named “The Crafsman” and his viewers can't get enough.  

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Using the materials they salvage from tearing down forgotten barns to create beautiful barnwood furniture and art keeps father/daughter team Kelley and Kate Jensen busy. They preserve each barn's heritage into repurposed decor—and make priceless memories together while doing it.

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For those who would like to celebrate Flag Day or Independence Day by making something special, Woodcraft suggests three Instructables.com projects – two flags and a flag case.

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Billy Rhinehart of Athens, Ohio, has been making guitars for more than 30 years. But they’re not just any guitars; they are unique creations that defy traditional instrument making, each with its own theme and colorful finish. His first — the fish guitar — started it all. 

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These boutique owners creatively styled their space using ingenuity and originality with unexpected materials, including their retail counter from an old, dingy door. See how it was done in this Woodworking Adventures blog...

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Milk paint, chalk paint, furniture paint, mineral paint … it can get confusing. There are a large number of paints on the market these days for refinishing and updating furniture and interior projects, and there seem to be more every day. Let’s take a look at the different (and same) characteristics of each.

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