One Friend’s Trash is Another Friend’s Treasure

Nicer Than New table before

“A few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future,” says Joan from Nicer Than New.  Her friend replied that as far as she was concerned, the table was garbage, so Joan could have it if she wanted it.  Score!

Nicer Than New table before

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Hit the Surf…With a Rescued Table

Coastal Star Decor surboard table before

Kim, who blogs at Coastal Star Decor, was given this old kitchen table set by a client.  “When I saw it… all I could think was… SURFBOARD!” she explains.  Wow–let’s see how she got there!

Coastal Star Decor surboard table before

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Play Table Transformed with Chalkboard Paint

Club Chica Circle play table before

Over at her blog, Club Chica Circle, Pauline wanted to spruce up the old children’s table she owned before she had pint-sized guests for the holidays.

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A Phone Table Update

Dew Drop Gables telephone table before

At Dewdrop Gables, friends who know about Debbie’s penchant for old furniture passed this old telephone table along to her.  “This poor, dog-chewed phone table, was a mess!” she laments.  “Aside from the damage by their dog, it was rickety and had ugly fabric on the seat.”

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Tossed Table Becomes a Stylish Bistro Set

Art is Beauty table before

One cold day when Karin and her husband were out on a walk, they spotted this old table sticking out of a dumpster at their neighbor’s house.  With permission from their neighbor, they fished the table out and took it home.  Karin–who blogs at Art is Beauty–knew that with a lot of TLC and a couple of chairs, it could become a trendy bistro table!

Art is Beauty table before

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Rawr! It’s a Tiger Striped Bar Cart

Rain on a Tin Roof bar cart before

Everyone except Jenna who passed by this metal cart on the curb saw it as another piece of junk.  Jenna, on the other hand, could see the potential it had to become a sexy bar cart.  If you need a fabulous rolling bar in time for your New Year’s Eve celebration, check out this rescue at Rain on a Tin Roof.

Rain on a Tin Roof bar cart before

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Milk Paint Makeover of a Nightstand

Revived by Delia nightstand before

Over at Revived by Delia, Delia says that she’s had this nightstand waiting in a pile of furniture that needs makeover for so long she doesn’t even remember where it came from.  “Judging by the coat of dirt it was covered in, it had been neglected for some time,” she notes.

Revived by Delia nightstand before

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Out of the Barn and Into the Living Room

Restoration Redoux chippy door before

When Shanna of Restoration Redoux spotted this 5 panel door in the Craigslist free section, she nearly died.  “Can you believe I found a five panel that was chippiness perfection … and it was aqua?” Shanna asks happily.

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