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Pandora's Vintage TV Turned Bookcase | Reader DIY

Pandora Harker from Vienna, Austria sent me photos of a do-it-yourself project she recently crafted up. Pandora turned an old vintage television in to a storage spot for books. I love it!

Not a bookworm? This could also work for storing dvds, bar ware, office supplies, and more. It could even be turned into a charging station for a tablet, phone, and other electronics. 

The vintage tv turned book box looks great on Pandora's dresser top with other books and a stand made out of old records!  Thanks for sharing your creative project, Pandora!

What would you use a vintage tv box for?

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DIY Cat Barrier for Under $100 (See-Through, Climb-Proof, and Too-Tall-To-Jump)

ICYMI: I gave up Cotton after deciding that after trying so many things, my two adopted cats Dahlia and Cotton were just never going to get along. Long story short: I missed her. And Cotton's back. And Dahlia's not going anywhere. My heart is big enough to keep trying. And my apartment is big enough that if I need to keep them separated long term (or permanently), it can be done. I'm going to write-up a separate post about some of the solutions I've tried, how they worked, who they worked on, and what I'll be trying next. But in this post, I wanted to share the main 'piece de resistance' of having both cats in my apartment: an un-climbable, un-jumpable, see-through barrier to separate Cotton and Dahlia .

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