Painting Upholstery Instead of Replacing It

Elizabeth Joan Designs painted chair before

At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Erin scored these twin barcaloungers free from a Craigslist ad.  “And they were is great condition,” Erin notes.  “No funky smell. No nasty stains. Only a small amount of dust and hair clung on for its life as I vacuumed them off.”

Elizabeth Joan Designs painted chair before

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Tornado Trash to Kitchen Coffee Bar

Upcycle Addict bathroom cabinet before

“I believe this was one of those small cabinets that go above a toilet or perhaps in a laundry room,” says Sherry at Upcycle Addict.  “It was in perfect condition… nothing wrong with it.  It was sitting on a curb along with a small mountain of stuff that had been tossed after clean up from the tornado.”

Upcycle Addict bathroom cabinet before

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Spa-Like Treatment Gives an Old Chair New Life

Nicer Than New duct tape chair before

Joan blogs at Nicer Than New.  When she spotted this chair on the curb in her neighbourhood, she made a u-turn and loaded it up, duct tape and all.  On closer inspection, she discovered that the chair was made of teak in Denmark.   “By the tag, I also believe he was a big deal during the ’70s,” Joan says.

Nicer Than New duct tape chair before

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Junky Cabinet Shifts Continents for a Completely New Look

India Pied a Terre danish mod cabinet before

Deb blogs at India Pied-a-Terre.  This little cabinet was a contribution to their household from her husband’s bachelor days.  “I’ve hated this Danish style cabinet and was ready it get rid of it and replace it.  The cabinet shook when you opened and closed the doors and the doors were always crooked.  Plus it was boring!” she exclaims.

India Pied a Terre danish mod cabinet before

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Beat Up Dining Set Goes Glam

Art is Beauty dining set before

At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from a relative saying another relative was clearing out all the old furniture in his basement.  She scored a couple of good freebies, and she also got this dining set that had seen better days.  The table and chairs were in such bad shape that Karin didn’t work on it right away.

Art is Beauty dining set before

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Turning an Old Cabinet Door Into Useful Office Furniture

Obsessive and Creative shelf before

“I went to buy a monitor shelf a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at the cost, ” says Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative.  Desperately needing the desk space  that a platform shelf would offer, she decided to make one of her own.

Obsessive and Creative shelf before

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Industrial Cart Goes from Frumpy to Fab

Circus Berry metal cart before

When Anne of Circus Berry saw this old metal cart on the curb, she was initially hesitant to take it. Once she did, she got some flack from her family because the cart sat in her garage for a while.

Circus Berry metal cart before

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Broken Dresser Becomes a Colorful Entertainment Center

Upcycle Addict entertainment center before

“I just feel the need to ‘save’ all the discarded pieces of furniture,” confesses Sherry, the Upcycle Addict.  That’s why she brought home this dresser with a broken door and damaged top.

Upcycle Addict entertainment center before

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