Sweet Desk Makeover

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Suzanne at The Painted Drawer offered to help her neighbor with this little desk and chair set. “They were both painted a bright blue for him when he was a little boy and now are going into his daughter’s room,” she says, explaining the reason for the makeover.

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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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Yellow Primitive Cupboard

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This cupboard was destined for the dump until Terry saw the potential underneath. As she tells us at The Curator’s Collection, “I thought that while it was ugly and poorly painted (note the dripping goopy red glaze on it) it did have some pretty features.” She convinced the owner to let her have a go at it, and you won’t believe the difference!

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Paint Stick Herringbone Dresser

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Here’s a rescue of my own that I shared at Infarrantly Creative. This brown dresser was one a friend was getting ready to toss out, but she passed it along to me, instead.

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A Pizza Shop Bathroom Inspired this Makeover

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Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique had this secretary desk in her pile of “things to be refinished”. A small accent table in a pizza shop restroom with a diamond-patterned top caught her eye, so she snapped a photo and used it as inspiration for the secretary makeover.

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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…}

West Elm on a Dime

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Andrea at Decorating Cents was falling out of love with her red table. While browsing a West Elm catalog, she saw a set of nesting tables with a similar shape.  She says, “I knew with a little paint, I could come close to the West Elm version.” A few cans of black spray paint covered up {…Read More…}

A Dresser Gets Feathers and Fun Again

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“I found this dresser sitting on the curb on garbage day when I was out walking, my dog, Buddy,” Erin explains at DIY Passion. “Hilarity ensued and it did eventually end up in my car and in our sunroom, where it sat, musty and yucky for months until I started to come up with a whole space vision.”

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