A Forgotten Piano Bench Sings as a Coffee Table

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Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: “never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains.”  After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!

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Rescued Table to Corner Bench Transformation

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One lucky day, we spotted this solid wood dining table as a curbside freebie on our way home from work,” Trisha from Black and White Obsession tells us. “As soon as I laid eyes on it I KNEW it would be the perfect piece to turn into a much more functional corner bench.”

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Salvaged Chairs to Family Bench

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Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city’s spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.

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Family Entryway Locker System

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At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family’s belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.

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Mudroom Bench from an Ikea Bunk

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When Julie’s kids outgrew this Ikea bunk bed, it basically became a pile of scrap lumber. She decided to use the wood to make a bench, and shared the tutorial for this project on her blog, Being Home.

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This Headboard Got Benched

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This nifty headboard project was created by Jen from Scissors and Spatulas for Somewhat Simple. It’s got a cool backstory. The forgotten, neglected headboard once was her husband’s childhood bed. “It was going to be tossed to the curb until I claimed it for myself because I had a vision,” Jen tells us. “Being the little scavenger that I am, I hauled it home and rescued it!”

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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…}

Cribs, Cupboards, and Creativity Unite

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Sara, who blogs at Thrifty Treasures, has quite an assortment of salvaged wood and furniture in her garage. After using the doors from some old cabinets for another project, she realized the cabinet boxes themselves were really sturdy. When she spotted an old crib in the corner, inspiration struck.

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