One Friend’s Trash is Another Friend’s Treasure

Nicer Than New table before

“A few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future,” says Joan from Nicer Than New.  Her friend replied that as far as she was concerned, the table was garbage, so Joan could have it if she wanted it.  Score!

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Hit the Surf…With a Rescued Table

Coastal Star Decor surboard table before

Kim, who blogs at Coastal Star Decor, was given this old kitchen table set by a client.  “When I saw it… all I could think was… SURFBOARD!” she explains.  Wow–let’s see how she got there!

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Tossed Sewing Bench Gets a New Lease on Life

Eve of Reduction sewing bench before

Over at Eve of Reduction, Cristin tells us, “My neighbor tipped me off that he was throwing some stuff out. So like the discreet garbage picker I am, I walked over to his curb at 11PM with a flashlight.”  She was delighted to discover this sturdy sewing bench with a handy storage compartment.

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Pretty Candle Holder for Valentine’s Day

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Curly Made shares a really great Valentine’s Day decoration that makes use of any glass jar you might have around.  In fact, that jar of spaghetti sauce you have in the cupboard is perfect for this, so cook of some spaghetti tonight so you can make a candle holder like this tomorrow!

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Double Duty Chest

Samsung

When Shannon from AKA Design + Life originally found this chest on the side of the road three years ago, she was thrilled to have it for extra storage.  After a coat of white paint, it began service as a place to store office files.

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Play Table Transformed with Chalkboard Paint

Club Chica Circle play table before

Over at her blog, Club Chica Circle, Pauline wanted to spruce up the old children’s table she owned before she had pint-sized guests for the holidays.

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Giving Laminate Furniture New Life with Paint

Meatloaf & Melodrama laminate shelf before

Over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, Dee had two laminate shelves on either side of her television that were functioning fine as they were.  Dee’s one big objection to them was that due to the sheen and color of the laminate, they were dust magnets!  Despite frequent dusting, they always looked like they needed to be dusted again!

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Charms for a Winter’s Evening Party

The Happy Housie wood slices before

Krista from The Happy Housie had a great idea this year for keeping track of guest’s glasses at her wintertime gatherings.  “It can be pretty tough to keep track of your wine glass at big dinners and events,” she acknowleges, “You put it down for a second to do something and suddenly there are three other wine glasses that look exactly the same as yours!”  To overcome this problem, she made drink charms.

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