Red Telly mid century cedar chest before

Mid-Century Mod Cedar Chest

Marcie of Red Telly was out shopping with her husband when they came across this 1957 Lane cedar chest.  She loved the chest immediately, but almost walked away since she wasn't sure where she would put it in their house.  But Marcie's husband told her he knew she'd regret it if she didn't get it, so with his encouragement, they brought it home.  (He sounds like a keeper, Marcie!) Red Telly mid century cedar chest before
The Weekend Country Girl dresser before

Dresser to Mudroom Bench

At The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says that when she found this dresser on the roadside waiting for heavy trash day, it was in pretty bad shape.  But it had good bones:  solid wood and dovetailed drawers, so she convinced her husband to help her get it home. The Weekend Country Girl dresser before
Eat Sleep Make birchbox before

Birchbox Boxes Repurposed

At Eat.Sleep.Make., Shannon shares a great little upcycling project.  She and her husband get monthly samples from Birchbox, and they arrive in these great little boxes.  Something as cute as that couldn't just get tossed, so Shannon's been saving them until inspiration struck. Eat Sleep Make birchbox before
Ikea blue bowl

Gold Polka Dot Bowl

At The Learner Observer, Thalita needed a little catchall bowl for her living room.  She had tried without success to find something she like at the thrift store, when she came across a pretty little blue bowl at Ikea for just $3. Ikea blue bowl
CRAFT reupholstered chair before

How to Reupholster a Chair

At her blog C.R.A.F.T., Jamie explains that when her husband moved ahead of her to start a new job, he acquired a few pieces of free furniture to temporarily furnish their place while he waited for her to arrive with their actual household goods.  This beat up chair was one of the freebies. CRAFT reupholstered chair before