Spiffing Up Old Books

Two Twenty One fabric covered books before

Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books.  She covers them with fabric!

Two Twenty One fabric covered books before

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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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Two Tables Become One for a Patio Makeover

The Weekend Country Girl patio table before

Karen, The Weekend Country Girl, has been working to spruce up her back patio.  She had some good chairs but no table for outdoor dining.  Instead of spending money to get one, she and her husband came up with a plan to use two roadside finds to create one new table.

The Weekend Country Girl patio table before

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Broken Boxes Become a Useful Charging Station

Architecture of a Mom charging station before

At Architecture of a Mom, Rachel found these little boxes while thrifting.  They looked like they may have broken off a desk, and since no one else wanted them, the shop let her take them for $1.

Architecture of a Mom charging station before

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Bold Artwork from Leftover Wrapping Paper

Live Love Larsen wrapping paper before

This rescue started with the gift of a used frame and a roll of clearance wrapping paper.  Andrea of Live. Love. Larson. figured out how to combine the two.

Live Love Larsen wrapping paper before

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Headboard Repurposed for Fun Decor

Confessions of a Serial DIYer headboard before

At Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer, Christy says that she came across this old headboard at a yardsale.  They practically gave it to her for $5.

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Old Weight Bench Gets a Second (Or Third?) Life

Cupcakes and Crinoline bench before

Years ago, Mary Beth used this bench for weight lifting.  She explains over at Cupcakes and Crinoline that after it wasn’t being used for that anymore, she’d turned it into a bench for her sun porch.  Leaving it there year round, the bench had become worn and rusted.

Cupcakes and Crinoline bench before

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This Island Was Deserted…Then Rescued!

Laurie Jones Home kitchen island before

Laurie of Laurie Jones Home tells us, “I found this kitchen island sitting on the side of the road and quickly grabbed it.”  It was pretty grimy and the bottom was buckled with water damage, but she could see it’s potential.

Laurie Jones Home kitchen island before

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