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!)
Nicki of Fiveorite Things is lucky enough to have friends that keep an eye out for furniture on the roadside. One of her friends spotted this dresser at the neighbor's curb on trash day, and--like any true friend would--hauled it into her own garage until Nicki could come for it!
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.
At Cleverly Inspired, Tracie needed an overhead projector for one of her projects. Instead of trying to find one to buy, she repurposed a cardboard box and sheet protector to become an overhead projector.
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.
When Melody of My Passion for Decor came across this cane chair at an estate sale, it had definitely seen better days. Luckily, Melody could see past the worn upholstery to what a makeover could do for this piece.
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.
Tanya, who blogs at Twelve0Eight says, "I have been looking for a narrow dresser or low sofa table for a while with no success." Tanya resourcefully figured out how to make the table she needed using materials she already had on hand.
At Marty's Musings, Marty had a kitchen backsplash that had seen better days and no longer suited her kitchen decor. Outside, she had a pile of wood salvaged from a neighbors old fence. Marty and her husband figured out a way to transform both.
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.
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