Scholarly Workstation from Curbside Cabinets

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These cabinet doors were a curbside treasure that caught Mindi’s eye and made her slam on the brakes! She brought them home and decided to turn them into a desk for her boys. At My Love 2 Create, she says, “When I finished this desk and put in my boys’ room it is was a toss up for who was more giddy, me or my boys.”

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Cool Outdoor Pallet Bar

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Today’s rescue comes from Melanie of Making it in the Mitten. She loves entertaining outside during the summer, and this year she decided “we needed a space to place food and beverages while we are outside.” Her husband grabbed a couple of free pallets from work, and they used them to build an outdoor bar!

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Taking the 70s out of the Dresser

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Taryn inherited a dresser with great clean lines that was the perfect size for her daughter’s room. Unfortunately, it “was clearly a victim to some serious orange spray paint in the 70’s.” What’s a gal to do? At Design, Dining, and Diapers she’s working a pastel-friendly transformation with the help of chalk paint powder!

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Tour de France-worthy Foyer Table

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Kimm at Reinvented needed an “unusually tall, unusually narrow and unusually shallow foyer table” to fit her tall, narrow, shallow foyer. The solution came in the form of four porch posts, one old bike wheel, and a genius husband.

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Beautiful Bench from Spool Bed

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Paige has been hanging on to a “chopped up spool bed” for over a year. As she tells us at A Junk Chick Life, “It was a side of the road freebee that I dragged home specifically for the sole purpose of making a bench.” The stars (and the perfect shade of milk paint) have aligned, and now her bench is a reality!

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Spooky Seats Need a Summer Makeover

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Marcella Rose (who blogs at Marcella Rose’s) “found these stunning vintage wrought iron chairs on the side of the street” in New York City. Since then they’ve traveled across the country with her and now they are due for a makeover, which she’s sharing at My Crafty Spot. Marcella says she likes to change these seats up a couple times a year. I personally love the spiderwebs, but I agree that summer calls for a lighter look!

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Adding Cool Flair & New Function to a Jewelry Box

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Pauline knows how “one piece of furniture can set the tone or inspiration for the whole room.” After introducing a beautiful new striped chair to her living room, she felt inspired to switch up some of her accessories to match it. Over at Club Chica Circle this old jewelry box found a new identity as a box for remote controls. (And hey, what living room doesn’t need one of those?)

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Cooling Down with a Junk Drink Stand

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Today’s rescue comes from Courtney of A Diamond in the Stuff. When she found a broken stool on the curb, she knew she’d eventually find a use for it. The stool’s day of destiny arrived, and now it’s a drink stand, perfect for an outdoor get-together!

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