Dinah was thiisclose to throwing out her weathered, faded children's picnic table. But then her "trash to treasure" side came rarin' through and she decided to give it a makeover instead! At DIY Inspired she shows us just what a coat of paint and some new cheery fabric can do.
I think we've all had (or currently have) a spot in our home that "really wasn't working." Megan's was in her home office. At The Homes I Have Made, Megan is showing us how she took an Ikea filing cabinet that was just collecting clutter, added a hidden printer and laminator along with some fabulous personal touches, and turned her awkward bit of wall space "into the gem of the room!"
When she was putting the finishing touches on her dining room makeover, Jen had to admit it--her dining table just didn't go with the rest of the room. But who has money for new furniture when you've just finished a home improvement project? Like most of us, Jen did not, so she had to get creative with what she had, and she blogged about the process over at Noting Grace.
Ashley of Domestic Imperfection was 41.5 weeks pregnant when she decided that something had to be done about these nightstands. They'd been languishing in their dated state since she'd hauled them home two years ago....but when that nesting instinct kicks in, watch out!
Virginia of Fynes Designs had been striking out when it came to patio furniture. She'd waited until she could find one that she could afford, but to her disappointment the one she bought turned out to be a lemon and had to be returned. Bummer. "One day, just after garbage clean up, one of my cousins landed on my door-step with a gem," Virginia tells us.
Dan and Erin at DIY Passion decided to try making their own log side table (instead of buying one for hundreds of dollars) when a friend offered them a stump from his property. As Dan tells us, "It’s maple and it’s heavy as you-know-what."
Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were "dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about." The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.
Over at Domestic Imperfection, Ashley has been admiring gold side tables for some time now. Wanting a pair for her guest room, she started to shop around, but was discouraged to find that most of them were either well out of her budget range.....or out of stock! Instead, Ashley decided to experiment with things she had around the house to see if she could DIY something similar. "And what I had was tomato cages, wire, spray paint, and lots of scrap wood," she notes.
Aimee blogs at The Crazy Crafty Lady. There, she explains that the mismatched and worn-out dining set that she had really wasn't her style. But with two year old twins, this stage of her life is not the one in which she is going to be investing in fine furniture. Instead, she decided to restyle the table that she had.
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