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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Plastic Tubs to Windowsill Planters

Sum of Their Stories plastic tubs before

At Sum of Their Stories, Julia is used to saving these plastic containers for reuse, but she admits, “There is a limit to how many plastic tubs with lids I actually need.”  Determined to find a new way to use them, she came up with the idea of planter boxes.

Sum of Their Stories plastic tubs before

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Pretty Painted Acorn Caps

Acorn caps

Here’s a quick, easy, and fun project for you to do this fall, from Lisa of Grey Luster Girl.  ‘Tis the season for finding acorns all over the place, so if you live near an oak tree or no where to look for one, it will be simple for you to gather your supplies.

Acorn caps

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Schoolhouse Chair Update

A Thrifter In Disguise schoolhouse chairs before

Kristen, A Thrifter In Disguise, has had these cute little schoolhouse chairs sitting in her garage ever since she found them by a dumpster over a year ago.  There were 12 of these chairs, and when her next door neighbor brought by a garbage bag full of upholstery fabric samples, Kristen decided to start experimenting.

A Thrifter In Disguise schoolhouse chairs 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.

Craft Dictator drawer before

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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!”

Comfy Crafter table before

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Another Option for an Old T-Shirt Besides the Rag Bag

Salina Siu tshirt before

At her blog Salina Siu, Salina shares a fun way to get a few more wears out of an old t-shirt.  This is an especially good clothing upcycle project for t-shirts that might have logos on them that you don’t particularly care for.

Salina Siu tshirt before

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Trashed Dresser Turned to Treasure

Through the Dutch Door dresser before

Misty blogs at Through the Dutch Door.  She had an old dresser that needed a redo, and she also wanted to try chalk paint for the first time.  So this dresser became the perfect experiment!

Through the Dutch Door dresser before

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