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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Painting an Upholstered Chair Pink

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“In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by,” confesses Shanna at Restoration Redoux. After figuring out that it was possible to actually paint upholstery, however, her days of passing by vintage chairs are over. Shanna was thrilled when her mom spotted this tufted number on a neighbor’s curb.

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Chair Revival

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Stacy and Eric blog at Anastasia Vintage (click over to read the very cool story behind their blog name). A Craigslist curb alert led them to this chair….which had definitely seen better days.

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Trashed Chairs Get a Glam New Look

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“I’m not usually the trash picking sort (this was a first for me) but I really couldn’t resist,” Erin confesses at House of Earnest.  When she spotted these cane chairs in her neighbor’s trash pile, she lost all her inhibitions about trash picking.   Despite the unraveling cane wrap, seats that were barely there, and {…Read More…}