From Dark to Light: A Butcher Block Redo

So Much Better With Age butcher block before

Jamie from So Much Better With Age bought this small butcher block table off of Craigslist years ago, and she’s loved having it in her kitchen.  She never quite liked how the table looked with her dark floors, however–it was just too much dark wood in one space.

So Much Better With Age butcher block before

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Beat Up Dining Set Goes Glam

Art is Beauty dining set before

At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from a relative saying another relative was clearing out all the old furniture in his basement.  She scored a couple of good freebies, and she also got this dining set that had seen better days.  The table and chairs were in such bad shape that Karin didn’t work on it right away.

Art is Beauty dining set before

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Industrial Cart Goes from Frumpy to Fab

Circus Berry metal cart before

When Anne of Circus Berry saw this old metal cart on the curb, she was initially hesitant to take it. Once she did, she got some flack from her family because the cart sat in her garage for a while.

Circus Berry metal cart 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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Industrial Spool Goes Back to School

Bohemian Junktion

Shannon blogs at Bohemian Junktion.  She’s been busy helping her son get ready to to move into his first college apartment.  When he decided that a desk wasn’t for him, they went looking around their place for a small table or something that could be used for housing his printer.  What they found was this wooden wire spool that Dad had brought home from work.

Bohemian Junktion

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Accent Table Made from a Bucket

Plum Doodles bucket before

At her blog Plum Doodles, Sheila has been giving her keeping room a mini makeover.  There’s not room for a lot of furniture, but one thing she needed in there was a small table.  ”I decided to challenge myself and create a diy accent table from whatever I already had on hand,” Sheila says.

Plum Doodles bucket before

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Think Pink: Trashed Nightstand Refabbed

While They Snooze nightstand before

At her blog, While They Snooze, Sarah has been working on transforming her daughter’s bedroom from baby to big-girl style.  One of the problems that needed addressing was the lack of a nightstand.  ”And, lucky for me… the neighbors were movin’ on out and left this beauty at the curb. Score! Quite scratched but the perfect size,” Sarah exclaims.

While They Snooze nightstand before

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