New Look for a Nightstand

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Kristi of My Weekly Habit tells us, “I had a sturdy but dated nightstand that was given to me by my mother-in-law as part of a set for our spare bedroom. When I changed our spare bedroom over to an office, I had some homeless furniture.” Instead of kicking it to the curb, Kristi decided to give it a makeover.

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Broken Dresser Lives Again

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Karen spotted this broken dresser on one of her tree lawn hunts for furniture. Despite it’s poor condition, she brought it home for a makeover, and tells us all about it at The Salvaged Boutique.

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Redoing a Floral Dresser

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This flowery dresser has been in Jess’s family for years. It made the rounds through various rooms in her parent’s home, ending up in the laundry room. “When my parents went to remodel their laundry room, the flower-covered dresser was going to be kicked to the curb if I didn’t save it,” Jess explains at A Smith of All Trades.

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Photo Finish for a Hand-Me-Down Dresser

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Like I’ve said before, not every old piece of furniture needs a major overhaul to become beautiful and/or useful again.  An old Ikea Malm dresser at {BD} Photography is the perfect example.  Bridgette shares how this hand-me-down from friends got a new look.   This particular Malm dresser needed a small repair, which Bridgette took {…Read More…}

Friends Don’t Let Friends Keep Ugly Dressers

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As anyone with any experience in makeovers well knows….some before pictures are downright scary!  Take this dresser that was given to Danielle by a friend, for example.  She tells us at her blog, Antique Recreation,  “Someone put a lot of work into this finish, and I’m sure someone else would love it…but it wasn’t my {…Read More…}

New Purpose for an Old Dresser

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Remodelaholic shares this awesome repurposed dresser by Laura Beth of A Step in the Journey.  When this hand-me-down dresser was no longer needed as a TV console in her home, Laura Beth decided it was time for the vintage dresser to have a new purpose and a new look.   The dresser had great bones, but a worn finish, {…Read More…}

Revamping a Chest of {No} Drawers

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Over at Crafty in Crosby, Jeanette had been searching high and low for just the right size piece of furniture that she could use for extra storage in her home. Her search turned up nothing….until the neighbors put out this old chest of drawers (without any drawers) on trash day. “It didn’t have any drawers and several of the supports were loose, but it had a beautiful curving apron and was the perfect size for our little loft upstairs,” says Jeanette.

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Updating a Dresser

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“This bedroom set was in my daughter’s room until a couple of years ago, when we moved it into our master bedroom,” Jann explains at Newton Custom Interiors. Although this was a very well-made, sturdy dresser, the top had sustained some water damage at some point, and then there was the faux wicker on those upper drawers….things being what they were, Jann decided it was time to update this dresser.

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