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From Curbside to Patio

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

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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Schoolhouse Chair Dog Feeding Station

"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

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

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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Painting an Upholstered Chair Pink

"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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Rescued Chair Gets Restoration Restyle

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