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What is it? A pair of old wrenches.
What is it doing in its new life? Serving as a gate handle and latch outside the home of two Seattle artists.
Requirements: Wrenches are easy enough to find, but you will need to know how to weld.
What is it? A vintage glass pie display case (right side of photo).
What is it doing in its new life? Acting as an elegant side table in The Concord Green House.
Requirements: A trip to the flea market or an Internet search, and being very careful with the glass sheets when transporting it.
What is it? A nesting nook for birds.
What is it doing in its new life? Providing a nest for sweet vintage pitchers and jars inside the house.
Requirements: Lots of elbow grease to make sure it's clean and sanitary; someone who knows how to hang something level and find studs; two people to hang it.
What is it? An industrial cart.
What is it doing in its new life? Being an industrial-chic coffee table.
Requirements: These are available ready to go as coffee tables from several retailers, like this one.
What is it? A bunch of former Mom jeans from the '90s.
What is it doing in its new life? The varied amounts of fading create interesting denim stripes on these throw pillows at The Upward Bound House.
Requirements: A stack of unflattering jeans you wouldn't be caught dead in anymore and the most basic knowledge of sewing. If you ever took home ec and can thread a machine, you're good to go.
What is it? An old cattle feeder
What is it doing in its new life? Serving as a container for succulents.
Requirements: Finding an old cattle feeder (or buying a new galvanized tub at a hardware store; it has a similar look and is very inexpensive), poking holes in the bottom, spreading some gravel, filling it with soil and adding plants.
What is it? A collection of vintage ceramics.
What is it doing in its new life? Adding style and fun to a desk while corralling office supplies.
Requirements: Trips to the thrift store, a search on eBay or a look through your own cabinets to pick find pieces like this for a song.
Tell us: Do you have some creative repurposing going on in your home? Please inspire us by sharing them in the Comments section.
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