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.
After Kristi's mom saw how her daughter (who blogs at Making It in the Mountains) transformed the table in her kitchen, Mom wanted to get in on the makeover magic. At Brepurposed, Kristi shares the new look she gave her mom's tired table.
This old table was rescued by Sarah when she found it sitting on the roadside in front of her apartment complex. It didn't look too promising, but she took it home anyway. Check out the makeover she gave it at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.
Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: "never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains." After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!
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