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Trash to Treasure

With a little imagination, some basic building supplies, and a bit of inspiration from salvage features like Garden Junk in This Old House, these resourceful TOH readers gave a cast-off end table, an old door, a vintage shutter, and an old wheelbarrow new life. Here, they share the steps to take for a repurposing project of your own.

Shown: This toy planter appeared in March 2010’s “Garden Junk.” Writer Lisa Selin Davis suggested, “Choose toys that’ll weather well and ones with dirt-friendly containers, like this Tonka metal dump truck.”


Gallery: Mistakes We’ve Made, So You Won’t Have To

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