From Curbside to Patio

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Virginia of Fynes Designs had been striking out when it came to patio furniture. She’d waited until she could find one that she could afford, but to her disappointment the one she bought turned out to be a lemon and had to be returned. Bummer. “One day, just after garbage clean up, one of my cousins landed on my door-step with a gem,” Virginia tells us.

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Mid Century Modern Chair Redo

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At House of Hawthornes, Pam spotted this mid century modern beauty of a chair at a yard sale and brought it home for–get this–a dollar. (Since a dollar isn’t worth much these days, I’m counting that as a rescue!) It was made of really nice wood and had amazing lines, but the orange upholstery was an eyesore!

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A Child-Sized Chair Refinished in Pretty Pastels

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Over at Mommy is Coocoo, Amanda was thrilled to be given this little chair as a hand-me-down. She completely fell in love with the French Provincial style and curvy lines of this chair, but the teddy bear upholstery……not so much.

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Schoolhouse Chair Dog Feeding Station

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“Being DIY/crafters we often run into situations where people have old furniture that they just“knew’ we could do something with,” laughs Jaque at The DIY Village. These schoolhouse chairs came to her in just such a situation. She had no clue what she was going to do with them until her sister mentioned that her collie would really love a raised feeding station.

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DIY Concrete Dining Set

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Aimee blogs at The Crazy Crafty Lady. There, she explains that the mismatched and worn-out dining set that she had really wasn’t her style. But with two year old twins, this stage of her life is not the one in which she is going to be investing in fine furniture. Instead, she decided to restyle the table that she had.

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Updating a Kitchen Table

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At Classy Clutter, Mallory had the chance to help give a friend’s dining room a new look. The focal point of the room was this sturdy, solid wood mission-style table. Since the table was in great shape and had some fantastic details, Mallory suggested lightening it up a bit with paint.

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Nasty Rocker Gets a Major Makeover

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“So, my aunt rescued this old rocking chair from a dumpster,” begins Ashley at Domestic Imperfection.  ” As soon as my husband saw it sitting on the front porch he cringed and asked, ‘are we really keeping that nasty thing?’” Ashley reassured him that it wouldn’t be nasty for long, and got to work on a {…Read More…}

Basic Chair Goes Shabby Chic

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At her blog, Live Randomly Simple, Jessica shares a fun chair revamp. She took a basic, ladder back chair and used some paint and a stencil to infuse it with personality.

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