Yellow Primitive Cupboard

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This cupboard was destined for the dump until Terry saw the potential underneath. As she tells us at The Curator’s Collection, “I thought that while it was ugly and poorly painted (note the dripping goopy red glaze on it) it did have some pretty features.” She convinced the owner to let her have a go at it, and you won’t believe the difference!

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Paint Stick Herringbone Dresser

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Here’s a rescue of my own that I shared at Infarrantly Creative. This brown dresser was one a friend was getting ready to toss out, but she passed it along to me, instead.

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A Pizza Shop Bathroom Inspired this Makeover

secretary desk

Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique had this secretary desk in her pile of “things to be refinished”. A small accent table in a pizza shop restroom with a diamond-patterned top caught her eye, so she snapped a photo and used it as inspiration for the secretary makeover.

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Nasty Rocker Gets a Major Makeover

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“So, my aunt rescued this old rocking chair from a dumpster,” begins Ashley at Domestic Imperfection.  ” As soon as my husband saw it sitting on the front porch he cringed and asked, ‘are we really keeping that nasty thing?’” Ashley reassured him that it wouldn’t be nasty for long, and got to work on a {…Read More…}

Decorative Shutters Made from Pallet Wood

Pallet-Stacks

At Prodigal Pieces, Larissa scored some weather shipping pallets for free, thanks to Craigslist.  She decided to use some of her pallet wood to make some shutters for one of her windows. After dismantling one of the pallets, she cut the boards to the sizes she needed for this project.  Each shutter was make of several {…Read More…}

Sentimental Sign

Sparrow's Haven barnwood before

When Kelsey’s parents sold their rural property and moved across the country, they took several pieces of wood with them from the old barn that had stood on their acreage. Years later, Kelsey’s mom asked her to help turn on of those pieces of wood into something special, which she shared at Poofy Cheeks.

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From Book to Faux Capiz Mobile

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Erin at Sugar Crumbs loves the look of fancy capiz chandeliers, but not the price tag. So after a bit of Pinspiration, she got crafty! Erin used an old yard sale book to create her own fabulous paper mobile.

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DIY Layered Candle

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Kara at Happy Go Lucky shows us how to address our overflowing scented candle collection with a genius strategy–she melts them down to create new layered candles! Decluttering and free layered candles? Yes, please!

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