Dumpster Bench Gets a New Look With Chevron

Nicer Than New laminate upholstered storage bench

“My husband’s friend did did not want to admit he pulled this bench for his condo’s dumpster,” laughs Joan at Nicer Than New.  He brought it to Joan for a makeover, but it took some prodding to get him to admit where he’d found it.

Nicer Than New laminate upholstered storage bench

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Adding Chevron to a Side Table

Lake Girl Paints old side table

At Lake Girl Paints, Deb was itching to try one of the latest trends in furniture design:  wood tone chevron.  She knew a tabletop would be the perfect spot for it, and was delighted when her daughter-in-law offered up a side table that she had for the project.

Lake Girl Paints old side table

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Rusted Bench Gets a Second Chance

Suburble rusty bench

“Once upon a time, this was a beautiful bench,” says Tara at Suburble.  “I was pretty thrilled to have found it in a sale at a local decor store. I packed it up, brought it home…and let Mother Nature wreak havoc on it for years.”  She was almost ready to put this baby in the scrap bin, but an opportunity to test some new paint changed her mind.

Suburble rusty bench

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Hand Me Down Dresser Gets a Two Tone Makeover

Creatively Living simple dresser

When Katie of Creatively Living moved into a new home, her mother in law gifted her with several older dressers.  One day, Katie realized that one of those dressers would fit perfectly in her entryway, providing a good storage spot for gloves, hats, etc.  It just needed some sprucing up to be worthy of being the first thing people saw when they opened the door.

Creatively Living simple dresser

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Vintage Button Heart

Homework vintage buttons

Carolyn keeps a collection of vintage buttons.  She decided to use some of them to create a quick Valentine’s Day project.  Visit her blog, Homework, to find this project. Along with the buttons, Carolyn used an embroidery hoop, red thread, and some gray wool flannel for this project.  After fitting the flannel fabric inside the {…Read More…}

Paint Swatch Heart Art

The Cards We Drew pink paint swatch cards

Guys, you know all of those paint swatch cards you have kicking around from trying to choose paint for various projects?  Or that you can’t help picking up every time you walk past the paint display at your local hardware store.  (Not that I’d know about that, ahem.)  Well, Abbey has a great way for you to get some use out of those swatches, over at The Cards We Drew.

The Cards We Drew pink paint swatch cards

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Coffee Filters Make a Fanciful Garland

coffee filters

When Laura of Laura Kelly Designs got a Keurig coffee maker, it made the stack of coffee filters in her cupboard obsolete.  Instead of throwing them away, she made a garland in shades of green–perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

coffee filters

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Old Book to Football Fan Smash Book

Diary of a Crafty Lady smash book before

At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay shares one of the projects she worked on for a special Christmas surprise this year.  For an aunt and uncle who are die-hard college football fans, she created a fun memory keeping “smash book”.  And she made it by upcycling a book no one wanted!

Diary of a Crafty Lady smash book before

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