File This Under Super Cool

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“This was a file cart that I rescued from the curb in my neighborhood to narrowly avoid what was sure to be a terrible fate at a land fill,” explains Marta at Marta on a Mission. The new destination for this file cart?  Her nephew’s bedroom.  But first, Marta had to disassemble the cart, wash it {…Read More…}

Tea Trolley to Lemonade Stand

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After Carolyn of Desire Empire had this tea trolley in her possession for over a year, she finally got up enough courage to give it a makeover. “The thought of the work involved daunted me,” she confesses.

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Rescuing a Pottery Barn Piece from the Gutter

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“I do my best shopping while I’m jogging through my neighborhood, apparently,” laughs Holly of McCall Manor.  “This beauty was sitting in the gutter.”  And guess what?  It was a Pottery Barn Kids farmhouse table.

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Solid Wood Side Table Makeover

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Nicole from Designitgirl was delighted to find this solid wood side table.  The original finish was looking a bit dated, but it had such good bones that she knew with a little TLC it could have a new life.

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Mission Style Coffee Table Gets Painted

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At Nicer Than New, Joan found this mission style coffee table in the free section of Craigslist.  It was a typical light oak.

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Rusty Metal Tea Carts Get a Second Chance

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Dena from Hearts & Sharts was delighted to discover two metal tea carts in her great grandmother’s house.  Both were rusted beyond belief, but still sturdy, so she decided to rescue them.

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Tea-Towel Inspired Table Makeover

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April from House By Hoff has had this little wooden side table for a while.  When she was given a bundle of tea towels, recently, their pretty stripes and bright colors inspired her to recreate their style in a makeover for the little table.

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That’s a Wrap! Outdoor Table Makeover

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At Burlap & Blue, Linda had a small outdoor table that was badly in need of a makeover.  You know the type–sturdy iron framework bent into curlique shapes, with a glass table top?  Well, picture all of that without the glass, because the tabletop was missing.

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