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Transform castoffs into cool accessories for home and garden

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vintage pool sign
Photo by Art Gray

Before: Auto dealership sign, After: Poolside decor

Turning a business’s discard into pop art, Los Angeles designer Greg Sanchez mounted the sign (recalling his favorite truck) to steel posts hidden in the shrubbery.

Cost: $100 at a swap meet


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