New Fabric Revives Antique Outdoor Furniture

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At Our Southern Home, Christy had an old set of antique iron furniture she’d purchased fifteen years ago from an ad in the newspaper. “These chairs have been sitting in the loft of our barn for over ten years!” Christy confessed.

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A Piano Makeover that You’ve Got to See to Believe

This is Happiness piano before

Becky blogs over at This is Happiness.  Recently, her son began taking piano lessons, which meant it was past time for their family to own a piano.  Lucky for them, the Craigslist gods were smiling, and the first time Becky checked the “free” section of Craigslist, this piano was available.

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Discarded Pendant Light Makes a Perfect Terrarium

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When Megan from Rappsody in Rooms found this pendant light, she was thrilled.  “The shape was the to die for (hello hexagons!). However, the electrical was on the fritz,” she says.  “I kept the fixture around, waffling on whether I want to rewire it (a new lighting kit would do the trick) or turn it into something unexpected.”

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Grandma’s Rocker Gets a Rockin’ New Look

Thrifty Treasures rocking chair before

“This rocking chair was my great grandmother’s,” says Sara at Thrifty Treasures.  “Since it is so special, it is a keeper.”

Thrifty Treasures rocking chair before

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Office Chair Makeover

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Over at How Joyful, Joy had an office chair that was pretty beat up, and she didn’t like the dark leather look of it.  But the chair was still so comfortable to sit in that she decided to give it another chance before throwing it out.

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Reupholstered Wingback Chair

free craigslist wingback chair

Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented chose this beauty for her very first reupholstering project. She found it for FREE off Craigslist and instantly saw the potential in its tiny little ad photo. Her husband, on the other hand, was of course shaking his head and questioning how anything beautiful could ever come of the eyesore.

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Cookie Cutter Artwork

Smith of All Trades cutters before

Jess, from A Smith of All Trades, tells about how some pre-holiday organizing piad off:  “We were going through old cookie cutters last year to donate the ones we never use anymore, when my mom found a set that belonged to her mom. They never got used anymore, but she couldn’t part with them.”

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Give Thanks for Old Windows

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Ashley, from Cherished Bliss,  had an old window lying around that she found a really fun way to use to help her family celebrate Thanksgiving this year.  She used it as the background for something she calls her family’s Thankful Board.

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