Tag Archive: Storage

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7 Reinvented Uses for Jelly & Mason Jars

My grandmother's basement in our Minnesota farmhouse was always known for two things: this very specific aroma of rusty well water and shelves full of canned jelly jars jammed with fruit preserves. Consequently, the site of a Kerr or Ball mason jar reminds me of Maude, the farm,

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Functional Furniture Is Oh So Fun!

Funktional furniture, a union of funky and functional design, is the perfect decor marriage with very little risk of a breakup. Following many designers' adage that a room should always contain some element of humor and

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Room of the Day: Repurposed Dining Room Becomes Cozy Library & Guest Quarters

Formal dining rooms...who needs 'em, really? Especially, those of us with limited square footage. This typically "use-twice-a-year" space could be transformed into a fabulous library, guest quarters, play or

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5 Fabulous Uses for Bar Carts

When it comes to being efficient both economically and ecologically, multipurpose furniture takes the multilayered cake. Adding the home-made frosting is when the furniture piece has character and history like the following vintage

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Bar Carts Get A Second Shot Makeover

Why certain home decor items and furniture pieces "trend out" is a mystery. Maybe it's some cosmic design energy that sweeps us up into a home decor frenzy. Take the vintage bar cart. These currently the "hot thing" and come in many styles: two and

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3 Ways to Repurpose An Antique Sewing Machine Base

If you happen to be a "Big Easy" local, or are just visiting, you may want to check out our pick of the day: an antique Singer treadle sewing machine base, listed for just $50 by the Preservation Salvage Store. At first glance, it doesn't look like much.

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From Nightstand to Four-Poster Raised Garden Bed

Berries: sweet, tangy, tart and textured. These starlets of the fresh produce aisle are expensive for a reason-they are finicky little divas! Notoriously picky and prickly, berries don’t like getting their

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Casters Roll & Rock

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, just use it. That's what many designers and DIYers alike are certainly doing these days with casters. This trending accessory is being attached to everything from tables, chairs,

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5 Reinvented Uses for Old TVs

Ah, the days of the clunky, boxy television sets, often made of simulated wood grain, and so darn heavy, no one dared rearrange their furniture (I suppose that's just how the "point everything at the

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5 Nifty Home Nooks

Whomever emerged from the design and architecture school of "it's in the details", please stand up. You deserve a round of applause for thoughtfully and structurally embedding what many of us