At House by Hoff, April had a blank wall in her dining area that needed a little something. "I considered doing some pallet art. I considered hanging some plates," she says. "Then, in a moment of sheer genius, I considered doing both."
At This, That, & Life, Anneke sent her husband out to pickup a couch from Craigslist. "When my hubby went to go pick it up, the guy selling the couch said, 'Hey, do you want this dresser and chair? I’m just going to take it to the dump if not.' Um, YES please!!!" Anneka laughs.
Mandy of We Three Mothers writes, "About a month ago, Cooper was having a lot of fun playing restaurant and grocery store owner in the play room with our Melissa and Doug food items and Kiwi Crate grocery apron. I've been wanting a little kitchen for Lily and Cooper for a while, but am not a fan of the plastic ones they sell, and the wooden ones everywhere are pretty pricey. Alas! Cooper and I decided to turn this little table into an oven!"
Stephanie of Life Created says, "I had just attended a "vintage" sale and had been gawking the many chalk paint creations: frames, side tables, buffets and dressers...when I decided to stop at Goodwill. I walked around nonchalantly and this pepto-bismol-colored creation called my name." With visions of chalk paint dancing through her head, she immediately brought it and took it home.
Sara from Thrifty Treasures scored this armoire through Freecycle. That's right, someone gave this sturdy piece up for free! It had great lines and was in pretty decent shape, but Sara couldn't resist the urge to give it a new look.
At Martha Leone Designs, Martha says, "I found a listing on craigslist for two dressers and a buffet. When I went to the house to pick up the items, the owner showed me this pathetic dresser hidden away in the basement. The drawers were broken, the dresser was covered with grime, and reeked of smoke. He threw it in as a bonus to my other purchases."
Pam blogs at diy Design Fanatic, where she claims that necessity is the mother of invention. "I looked for at least 2 months for a basket for our daughter's room. I looked at Marshall's, HomeGoods, Ikea, TJ Maxx, Target, but didn't have any luck. None of the baskets were the right size." One day, walking out of Trader Joe's, she spotted an empty box that was the perfect size, and was desperate enough to bring it home!
At Art is Beauty, Karen explains a particularly sad before picture, "THIS is what it looked like before...Not pretty..Someone let their little princess do what ever they wanted to this coffee table...Including PAINT."
At Cuckoo 4 Design, Julia has done quite a few furniture makeovers, but none of them ever involved chalk paint...until now! She came across this dresser and decided if ever there was a piece of furniture to be chalk painted, it was this dresser.
Julie shares a fun, colorful makeover of a thrifted wooden salad bowl set at her blog, Doe a Deery. "This past week as I was walking the aisles of my local Goodwill I found four teak bowls. I immediately snatched them up and whisked them home," Julie tells us.
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