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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Free Fabric Helps Keep the Laundry Off the Floor

Don't Disturb This Groove laundry hamper before

When Brandi of Don’t Disturb This Groove was given more than a yard of sample fabric, she knew it was the solution to dirty laundry strewn across her son’s bedroom floor.  Inspired by a similar project she’d seen in Martha Stewart Living, Brandi decided to make a hamper that would hang on the door.

Don't Disturb This Groove laundry hamper before

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She’s Got Legs ((And She Knows How to Use Them)

The Weekend Country Girl bench before

Over at The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says, “I literally picked up these legs out of the trash at a garage sale.  (I did ask first.)  They once were legs for a side table and were solid wood.  I did not have a plan for them but they were too nice to be trashed!”

The Weekend Country Girl bench before

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This Rescue Sails Under the Union Jack

Refunk My Junk union jack dresser before

Over at Refunk My Junk, Hayden tells us, “This dresser was sitting out on trash day at my neighbors house.  I yelled for my hubby and he helped me tote it over to be refinished–with a color twist.”

Refunk My Junk union jack dresser before

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A Broken Chair Gets a Little Vanity Treatment

Thrifty Treasures vanity seat before

At Thrifty Treasures, Sara has had this broken, curbside find chair sitting in her basement for well over a month.  Despite the broken back, it was sturdy, and she loved the legs.  Sara tells us, that the inspiration for this rescue struck, “As I was browsing some of the link parties the other day, I saw a vanity seat that looked just like a chair with its back cut off.”

Thrifty Treasures vanity seat before

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