Tossed Sewing Bench Gets a New Lease on Life

Eve of Reduction sewing bench before

Over at Eve of Reduction, Cristin tells us, “My neighbor tipped me off that he was throwing some stuff out. So like the discreet garbage picker I am, I walked over to his curb at 11PM with a flashlight.”  She was delighted to discover this sturdy sewing bench with a handy storage compartment.

Eve of Reduction sewing bench before

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Double Duty Chest

Samsung

When Shannon from AKA Design + Life originally found this chest on the side of the road three years ago, she was thrilled to have it for extra storage.  After a coat of white paint, it began service as a place to store office files.

Samsung

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From Floppy Disks to Fresh New Storage

Floppy Disk Holder before

Paula blogs at Sweet Pea.  Recently, she was looking for a way to store her stockpile of birthday cards.  (She likes to remember birthdays, so Paula keeps a few cards on hand at all times.)  Paula realized that a 5.5 inch floppy disk holder was the perfect size for containing all her cards.

Floppy Disk Holder before

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An Old Drawer Becomes New Book Storage

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

“Our bedroom is constantly littered with Brennan’s books so I was looking for a way to hide a stash of books there permanently,” says Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer.  So, when she spotted her husband heading out to the trash with an old drawer leftover from a past furniture makeover, Christy made him bring it right back inside.  She had an idea for how to repurpose that drawer.

Confessions of a Serial DIYer drawer before

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Organizing Electronics with a Vintage Toolbox

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

At The Happy Housie, Krista had a thrift shop find that had been languishing in her garage for months.  She’d originally brought it home for bedroom decor, but when her decorating scheme went in another direction, she didn’t have a use for it.  Recently, Krista realized that the toolbox could be a solution for a common household problem:  corralling electronics.

The Happy Housie vintage tool box before

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Old Trunk Gets a Numbered Makeover

Lake Girl Paints trunk before

When Deb of Lake Girl Paints spotted this old trunk on the side of the road, and told her husband to pull over,  it was late at night and raining hard.  ”He doesn’t even hesitate anymore,” Deb laughs.  ”It’s a way of life!”

Lake Girl Paints trunk before

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Dresser to Chest Transformation

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

This old, beat up dresser was one that Annie’s husband was ready to toss in the burn pile.  Despite the missing drawer and peeling veneer, Annie was sure it could be salvaged, and she blogged about it at Unexpected Transformations.

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

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Shoe Organizer Gets Repurposed for the Workroom

Thrifty Treasures closet organizer before

Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara has been working on getting her basement organized.  She tells about one of her challenges, “I have tons of spindles and table legs that were just in a box and every time I would try to find something, it got a little frustrating.”

Thrifty Treasures closet organizer before

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