"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.
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.
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.
"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.
Erin and Emily blog at Elizabeth Joan Designs. The last time the sisters were together, Erin mentioned that she needed a chair for her new desk. As luck would have it, Emily had recently rescued the perfect chair from the roadside, and was happy to pass it along to her sister. As you can see, the chair was in decent condition, but the upholstery was not
Over at Somewhat Quirky, Karen's friend discovered this old Ficks Reed wicker corner sectional in the garbage. It was an odd shape, but deep enough to comfortably enjoy taking a nap outside on the porch, so she asked Karen to help her give it a makeover.
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.
AT Oh My! Creative, Susan explains that this old, broken chair was a source of mild contention between she and her husband. He has wanted her to get rid of it for the past ten years. On the other hand, she tells us, "At nearly 100 years old, and a garage sale rescue from my mother’s attic, I knew it was destined for greatness."
"This chair had been sitting in my mom's basement for years," Jann from Newton Custom Interiors tells us. "It was originally part of my grandparent's dining room set." With history like that, how could Jann not try to give it a second chance?
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