Repurposing or upcycling household items has become sport on the internet, but it's only worth doing if it looks great or works even better than before. Here are eight such examples of ordinary things from the kitchen given new life or a new twist:
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A collection of colanders makes for a pretty light display on the wall.
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Simple tin cans become art storage supply with the help of magnets.
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Mismatched saucers and tea cups store jewelry. Here, they're shown in a drawer but they would also look lovely out on display.
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An old rolling pin becomes a towel holder, an especially nice nod if you're aiming for a vintage or farmhouse vibe.
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Funnels turned upside down are the perfect size to hold candles.
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Muffin tins become a helpful paint holder for kids. Here it is homemade cornstarch paint, but any paint will do.
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Mid-century footstools are re-upholstered in vintage souvenir tea towels for a fun retro look.
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