Free Desk Gets a Fabulous Makeover

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Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish.

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Fancy Chandelier Update

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“We have had a hole over the dining room table for 1.5 years now, waiting for the perfect, inexpensive chandelier to come available,” confesses Jenny at Focus Jennie. “The house came with a perfectly fine chandelier that just plain wasn’t my style, so it has had a home in the garage waiting to be taken to Goodwill.” But when the perfect light just couldn’t be found, Jennie took another look at the unwanted light fixture in her garage.

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Fisherman Netting Wrapped Jars

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“I always have plenty of leftover jars from spaghetti sauce, pickles or salsa.  I just can’t toss ‘em,” admits Amy of Stow & Tell U.  After coloring a few of her empty glass jars a pretty sea glass blue, she decided to add a little something for nautical flair. Fisherman’s netting seemed like the perfect {…Read More…}

Rescued Cabinet to Mid Century Mod Marvel

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Poppytalk recently featured this amazing rescue by Nicole Phillips of Visual Heart. When Nicole found this ugly cabinet with a single drawer, there was very little to recommend it, other than the fact that underneath, she found brackets attached for legs. Good thing Nicole has an imagination!

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Wood Crate Upcycled to Silverware Caddy

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“I found this abandoned little wood crate in the middle of a K-mart parking lot,” says Stacey at Addison Meadows Lane. She had been wanting a silverware caddy forever, so Stacey knew exactly what she could do with the crate and snatched it up immediately.

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French Farm Inspired Piano Bench Rescue

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“My family is finally getting past the shame and embarrassment phase of me grabbing things from the trash,” laughs Mindi at My Love 2 Create.  “In fact, this bench was picked up by my oldest son–I didn’t even have to get out of the car!” The piano bench they hauled home was sturdy and useable, {…Read More…}

Table Left Behind Gets Renewed

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Marie blogs at Fort Ledbetter.  She had a tufted ottoman in her living room, which was great….until her kids started picking at the buttons!  “We had an old coffee table in the basement from where we moved that I thought would be more kid friendly, but needed a serious makeover, first,” she says.   Marie {…Read More…}

Gorgeous Makeover for a Roll-Top Desk

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Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish

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