I had to laugh when I read Abby’s awesome confession over at Just a Girl and Her Blog. Her dining room set has three chairs, but she has a family of four. So one of her sons “has always sat on an uncomfortable folding chair” at meal times. Ah . . . the joys of working with what you have! When her sister offered up an old bench, Abby knew it was time “to make my little guy a cushy bench to sit on instead!”
Here’s a quick project that you can make that you probably have most of the materials for already on hand. It’s a hanging scarf organizer, and Jessica from Living on the Cheap came up with it. The first step is easy: pull out a plastic hanger from your closet.
Jane at Honey & Roses had been using this hand-me-down pine kitchen chair as a step ladder but knew in her heart that it deserved better–“time this old girl had a makeover!” Check out the simple do-over-that turned this chair from stepping-stool to showcase!
This little side table sat next to the bedside of Jessica’s grandpa for years. It was worn and shabby, but to Jessica the nightstand was a keepsake. See how she revived it at Live Randomly Simple.
A friend of Gail’s found this kid-sized armoire in a pile of furniture on the side of the road. Knowing that Gail (of My Repurposed Life) is a genius at refabbing old furniture, the friend brought the whole pile to her. I’m pretty amazed by what she did with the armoire.
“I almost missed these bamboo chairs as my dad and I went cruising past them one day. We quickly doubled back and snagged them and I am sure glad we did!” says Jess over at Bright Green Door.
“My husband rescued this cute little nightstand from the side of the road,” says Misty at The Cedar Shake Cape. “I loved the shape and size of it.” Even though the nightstand was a bit scratched up, it was in good enough condition that Misty was willing to putt a little effort into restoration.