Rescued Table Gets an Update Look

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This old table was rescued by Sarah when she found it sitting on the roadside in front of her apartment complex. It didn’t look too promising, but she took it home anyway. Check out the makeover she gave it at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

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Freebie and Fur Unite to Become a Swanky Stool

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Erin from DIY Passion picked up several of these cable spools a while ago, and they’ve been sitting out in her garden shed waiting for a light bulb moment. That came when Erin spotted a ripped up fur coat in the fabric section of the local thrift shop. “$8 for real fur is half the price of faux fur at the fabric store!” she points out, so it was easy to feel confident about experimenting with it!

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Valentine Storage Jars

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After-Christmas-blues getting you down? Well, Valentine’s Day is coming up, so if you need a little pick-me-up from the January blahs, I suggest doing a Valentine craft, like this cute one made from baby food jars by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney.

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Mid Century Mod Dress Update in Gold and White

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“This dresser was part of my bedroom set growing up,” Abby explains at Just a Girl and Her Blog, “and I took it with me when I left my parents’ house and never gave it back.” She’s used the dresser in different ways around her house, even painting it black several years ago, as you see in the picture below.

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Dresser to Coffee Table Transformation

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Over at Lake Girl Paints, Deb has been working some furniture makeover magic. It all started with a dresser passed down from Grandma.

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A Forgotten Piano Bench Sings as a Coffee Table

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Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: “never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains.”  After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!

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Forgotten Cabinet Becomes Pretty Again

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This little cabinet was discovered in the attic by Camille of Gustave & Voltaire when she moved into her home. “When I saw it I realized how beautiful it could look,” Camille tells us. “Like in that 80’s movie when the plain secretary transforms into a bomb by letting her hair down and taking off her glasses.” Ha!

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Curbside Desk gets Mod Makeover

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Amy, one of the great minds behind From Gardners to Bergers, is smart to keep her eyes open. She recently spotted a curbside keeper and could see that “the slanted legs and the straight lines on this desk were begging to be modernized.” Its wish was her command!

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