Beat Up Dining Set Goes Glam

Art is Beauty dining set before

At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from a relative saying another relative was clearing out all the old furniture in his basement.  She scored a couple of good freebies, and she also got this dining set that had seen better days.  The table and chairs were in such bad shape that Karin didn’t work on it right away.

Art is Beauty dining set before

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A Broken Chair Gets a Little Vanity Treatment

Thrifty Treasures vanity seat before

At Thrifty Treasures, Sara has had this broken, curbside find chair sitting in her basement for well over a month.  Despite the broken back, it was sturdy, and she loved the legs.  Sara tells us, that the inspiration for this rescue struck, “As I was browsing some of the link parties the other day, I saw a vanity seat that looked just like a chair with its back cut off.”

Thrifty Treasures vanity seat before

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Louis Cane Chair Gets a Facelift

Rain on a Tin Roof cane chair before

Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna’s friend knew how much Jenna wanted a chair with French country flair.  So when that friend came across this cane chair at a yard sale, she passed it right along to Jenna.  The chair was in pretty bad shape–as in, no to be used for sitting, bad–so it sat down in her basement for a while.

Rain on a Tin Roof cane chair before

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Trashed Bar Stools Take a Number and Come Inside

Elizabeth Joan Designs bar stools before

Emily of Elizabeth Joan Designs tells us, “These stools were a curb find. I attempted to sell them at two different garage sales and there were no takers. After our last sale, I brought them into the house and my son loved being able to sit at the counter to “help” make dinner. Their original look didn’t match anything in our home, so I opted to give them a makeover to match our dining table.”

Elizabeth Joan Designs bar stools before

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Chair Rescued Once, Then Again

DIY Beautify chair before

Cindy blogs over at DIY Beautify.  She’s got a double rescue to tell us about today.  One that started with Cindy dumpster diving for some chairs.  She says, “They were GROSS. Bad paint job with bad paint. Lots of drips and globs. And sticky. And the seat cushions?  Eeeek!”  After some TLC, Cindy got them to look like this…

DIY Beautify chair after

 

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From Terrible to Terrific: A Rocking Chair Story

Rain on a Tin Roof rocking chair before

“This dilapidated, layers upon layers of paint, broken arm, broken spindles, broken seat, broken back rocking chair was the rocking chair my Hey Bud (great grandfather) went to buy with his father when he was just a boy,” explains Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof.  As you can see, it was in terrible condition.  Someone with no sentimental connection to it would have probably sent this rocker to the curb.

Rain on a Tin Roof rocking chair before

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Grandma’s Rocker Gets a Rockin’ New Look

Thrifty Treasures rocking chair before

“This rocking chair was my great grandmother’s,” says Sara at Thrifty Treasures.  ”Since it is so special, it is a keeper.”

Thrifty Treasures rocking chair before

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A Lucky Find: Schoolhouse Chairs

Live Love Scrap chairs before

“I saw some chairs by the curb as I was on a bike ride,” Laura shares at Live. Love. Scrap.  ”My hubby picked them up for me.”  To her delight, the school house style chairs were sturdy and actually in pretty good shape.

Live Love Scrap chairs before

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