A Piano Makeover that You’ve Got to See to Believe

This is Happiness piano before

Becky blogs over at This is Happiness.  Recently, her son began taking piano lessons, which meant it was past time for their family to own a piano.  Lucky for them, the Craigslist gods were smiling, and the first time Becky checked the “free” section of Craigslist, this piano was available.

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Old Birdbath Becomes a Cute Toadstool Table for the Backyard

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Not everyone would see something cute for their yard when they encountered this shabby looking birdbath.  Lindsey from My Creative Days, on the other hand, immediately knew exactly what she wanted to do with it–and her idea did not involve birds!

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Bedside Table Found Curbside Gets An Aztec Makeover

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Marta blogs at 2nd Funniest Thing.  There, she shares the makeover of a bedside table that she found during her neighborhood’s last junk collection day.  The color and pattern for this makeover was inspired by an Aztec print sweater that she loves to wear.

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Love Orange and Stripes? You’ve Got to See this Rescue!

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“I don’t seem to be able to turn down decent free furniture even when I DO NOT need it,” laughs Joan of Nicer Than New.  “A few months ago, I was given a child’s desk and dresser. I offered them to my niece and I painted them up for my 7-year-old GREAT nephew.”

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Free Hepplewhites Make a New Homeowner Happy

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When a friend passed these two nightstands along to Martha, she was thrilled.  “They came to me at just the right time….my
family has recently moved and these two pieces will make wonderful additions to our guest room AND the price was just right,” she confesses on her blog, Martha Leone Designs.

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Old Bench With Good Memories Gets a New Life

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At Laura Kelly Designs, Laura shares a sentimental makeover.  This bench used to sit on the porch of a friend’s home.  “Our kids grew up together in this small town, playing in our yards, drinking lemonade on our porches…sitting on this bench,” Laura says.  So when that friend moved away, he left the bench for Laura to restore and enjoy.

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Dining Buffet Repurposed to an Office Desk

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At Country Design Style, Jeanette’s dining room pulls double-duty as an office space.  In that space, she had a lovely vintage buffet that wasn’t functioning at optimum capacity:  it only held a few linens and dishes that got pulled out infrequently for formal dining.  On the other side, she had two sad little filing cabinets in the corner that were functioning at over-capacity as storage for office supplies.

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Grandma’s Jewelry Box Gets Spiffed Up For the Next Generation

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Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother.  The only thing she didn’t love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish.  She asked for Jessica’s help to give the large jewelry box a new look.

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