Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold…But You Still Don’t Want It!

Homework gold leaf table before

At Homework, Carolyn shares how she rescued a little table that used to belong to her father-in-law.  “Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood,” she says.  “At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house.”

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Ditched Table (Literally) Finds a HOme

Obsessive and Creative table before

“Not long ago someone called me to tell me they saw a table in the ditch near my house.  When you love junk people start calling you to rescue it,” laughs Rhonda at Obsessive and Creative.  Since the fiberboard tabletop had been sitting in the water, it wasn’t salvageable, but Rhonda thought she could do something with the rest.

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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.

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Beat Up Dining Set Goes Glam

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Industrial Spool Goes Back to School

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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.

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