An Elephant Foot Stool

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“This footstool had been kicking around the classrooms in my school for over fourteen years. No one is quite sure who it belonged to originally,” explains Lori at Rise.Shine.Create. When she found it hidden under a pile of books in another classroom, she asked her colleague if it could go home with her.

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Boxwood Green Vintage Cabinet Makeover

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Gilly found this vintage cabinet in the back of a shed. She says of it’s sadly neglected condition, ” Someone at one point in time had used it as target practice….its had patches of dried mud all over it like someone had thrown mud balls at it!” Gilly shares the makeover she gave this diminutive piece at Colour Saturated Life.

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Which Way Did This Dresser Makeover Go?

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Well, it’s easy to figure that out, because this dresser is full of maps! Karen from The Salvaged Boutique rescued this dresser from the curbside on garbage day. Although it had sustained some minor damage, she knew that it could be repaired and restyled.

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Tea Towel Basket Centerpiece

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I love this simple table decor idea from Chiara and Ilene of One O. All you need is a tea towel to make this cute basket centerpiece. “Centerpieces are usually important aspects of the table, whether they’re just decorative or pretty and functional. So having a chance to make one up from things you have at home sounds like savour to us!” they say.

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Fancy on the Farm: Milk Bottle Vases

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“I have been saving these milk bottles because I love their clean lines and vintage feel,” explains Malia at Yesterday on a Tuesday. Knowing that she could dress up their clean lines and vintage feel even more, Malia pulled out the crafting supplies for a little milk bottle restyle.

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DIY Apothecary Cabinet

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Not long ago, I featured a china cabinet makeover from High Style Restyle. Well, that was only one of several projects that Amy and her dad have been making from pieces of the china cabinet he found on the roadside. Today, I’m sharing another one: their new apothecary-style cabinet.

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French Farmhouse Fresh Table Restyle

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When she was putting the finishing touches on her dining room makeover, Jen had to admit it–her dining table just didn’t go with the rest of the room. But who has money for new furniture when you’ve just finished a home improvement project? Like most of us, Jen did not, so she had to get creative with what she had, and she blogged about the process over at Noting Grace.

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Pretty Painted Jars

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When Christina decided to add a little something to her Spring decor, she decided she’d upcycle some Mason jars to do it.  ” I love the way Mason Jars look when they are painted,” she says at her blog, Sweet Haute.   Christina had very specific colors in mind for her jars.  She couldn’t find the {…Read More…}