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Pallet Reuse-the latest trend

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The first reusing of pallets I saw was making birdhouses with the rough lumber.  The free lumber provided extra income for a man who sold the birdhouses at a roadside stand.   Now pallet reuse is one of the biggest trends. Here are some great places to find tutorials and ideas.

If you’ve made a project with pallets, please share. 

http://secondhandwithstyle.blogspot.com/2010/11/sustainable-style-pallet-projects.html

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2010/04/07/art-of-upcycling-20-diy-wood-pallet-reuse-project-ideas/

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Huh? Happy New Year!

Wow, I have not wished a Happy New Year to all of you.  These are busy days at BB.  A new year has brought lots of new projects, ideas, and goals.  These I’ll share as the year progresses, but today I give you a tutorial for an outdoor chandy.  Yep, I’m thinking spring.  I’ve made three of these, one last year that I enjoyed hanging on a post by my patio.  And two just recently we made from old chandeliers at the store.  Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/68cmykb  and thanks to the Monogrammed Mrs for a great tutorial.


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Reuse, today’s deals…

sunroom diningCome see what we have,  from last minute gifts to diy projects, home improvement materials and home decor.

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Spooktacular Treats October 30th

“Spooktacular Treats“     

in Downtown Tupelo will be brought to you by Stone Pile Antiques and Building Blocks. This event will be October 30 at Stone Pile Antiques , 654 West Main Street, near Crosstown, Tupelo. Among these sweet treats will be…. Yard sale on the lawn, Special Sales inside with the creative vendors at Stone Pile , recycled art from Stone Pile, Building Blocks, and others craftspeople. And if this wasn’t enough, You can treat yourself to getting rid of clutter. Building Blocks’ donation trailer will be at Stone Pile. Bring any reusable building, home materials, home décor, wooden furniture, lighting, sinks, doors, windows, molding,. We take anything reusable and we can reuse most anything.. One man’s trash…. So join us Oct 30th from 8am until 3pm at Stone Pile Antiques, at Crosstown. Stone Pile: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001055503023&v=infoBuilding Blocks: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tupelo-MS/Building-Blocks-eco-friendly-building-and-home-supply/104157935818

Stone Pile Antiques Booth

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Vintage door Reuse

A true trash to treasure find.  This narrow tri-fold door needs cleaning, finishing and a creative touch.  Here’s my idea, what’s yours? 

Clean, remove hardware from bottom of door. Lightly sand to remove the worst peeling paint.  Finish with clear sealer and add decorative pulls.  Hang jewelry,etc from knobs, or small pictures, other decorative items

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Chandelier Make-over

Chandelier before

Chandelier after

A dated chandelier becomes a focal point after this make-over.  Here is a great tutorial from a great diy site.

http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com/2010/06/yard-sale-chandelier-makeover.html

We have several chandeliers to choose from.  Of course this will work for other light fixtures as well. A wall light and chandelier will become matching fixtures with the same finish.

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Reuse: Rewire a lamp fixture

Vintage lighting is all the rave right now.  Make your fixtures safe and usable with instructions from  this article .  A not so pretty light fixture will look totally different with paint.

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