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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Pretty End Table Gets Saved from the Landfill

Design It Girl end table before

When Design It Girl, Nicole, came across this marble topped end table, it was about to be tossed.  “A company that was selling vintage pieces (in not so great shape) was relocating their store, and they had so many pieces, they didn’t want to bother moving.”  Nicole salvaged this table and several other pieces.

Design It Girl end table before

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Free Cabinet Door Becomes an Entryway Table

Craft Dictator cabinet door before

This cabinet door was a find from the “Free” section of Craigslist.  When Cara of Craft Dictator saw it, she had an “Aha!” moment, and realized it would make a great tabletop.

Craft Dictator cabinet door before

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A Lovely Garden Bench Makeover

Island Bluebird garden bench before

My parents-in-law wanted to get rid of their old bench because one of the arms had crumbled away and the underneath needed strengthening,” tells Jenna at Island Bluebird. “I grabbed it before they threw it away.  I think they thought I was mad!”

Island Bluebird garden bench after

 

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