Seeing Beyond the Ugly Paint Job to What Could Be

The Salvaged Boutique table before

Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy explains that she was visiting a cousin when she discovered this table sitting on the curb a few houses down.  She was delighted to find that it was in great condition and made of solid wood.

The Salvaged Boutique table before

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Drink Table Made from Rescued Objects

Craft Dictator drawer before

Over at Craft Dictator, Rhonda has been gearing up for holiday entertaining.  One thing she realized that she could use was some type of drink cart or tray.  So she went out and shopped her garage to see what she could put together, and found an old but pretty drawer and the base of a director’s chair.

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Shabby Table Gets a Chic New Look

Comfy Crafter table before

Mandy, The Comfy Crafter, was given this small table by a coworker.  “The top was heavily discolored,” Mandy points out, “but it made a good enough plant table for a while. When we moved into our townhouse it worked better as an entry way table to catch mail and such things, but the top was UGLY. Cue makeover!”

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This Project Gives Roadside Bar a Whole New Meaning

Pinterior Designs bar cart before

Chelsea from Pinterior Designer and her husband were driving along one day when she spotted the bar cart of her dreams in the most unlikely place: on the side of the road.  She screamed for him to stop, and–to make a long story short–the bar cart came home with them.

Pinterior Designs bar cart before

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Rescued Nightstand Gets a Refreshing New Look

Two It Yourself nightstand before

“A friend of my aunt’s was about to take this nightstand to the thrift store. I offered to ‘rescue’ it instead,” says Melissa of Two It Yourself.

Two It Yourself nightstand before

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Old Birdbath Becomes a Cute Toadstool Table for the Backyard

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Not everyone would see something cute for their yard when they encountered this shabby looking birdbath.  Lindsey from My Creative Days, on the other hand, immediately knew exactly what she wanted to do with it–and her idea did not involve birds!

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Free Hepplewhites Make a New Homeowner Happy

Martha Leone Designs bedside table before

When a friend passed these two nightstands along to Martha, she was thrilled.  “They came to me at just the right time….my
family has recently moved and these two pieces will make wonderful additions to our guest room AND the price was just right,” she confesses on her blog, Martha Leone Designs.

Martha Leone Designs bedside table before

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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.”

Homework gold leaf table before

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