"This bedroom set was in my daughter’s room until a couple of years ago, when we moved it into our master bedroom," Jann explains at Newton Custom Interiors. Although this was a very well-made, sturdy dresser, the top had sustained some water damage at some point, and then there was the faux wicker on those upper drawers....things being what they were, Jann decided it was time to update this dresser.
Sometimes you just have to be crafty. Here's a cute little upcycling project for one of those times. It would be a terrific rainy day project for kids, too. Sherri from About Family Crafts issued a challenge to her friends to upcycle a plastic food container, and this is how she participated in that challenge. Her container of choice once held margarine.
Looking for a cute gift for the teacher? This gift made by Teryn from Vintage Romance Style was recently featured at Tatertots & Jello. It makes use of a glass jar and other craft supplies that you might already have on hand.
Know any students that like to study in style? Pass along this nifty idea from Trisha at Black and White Obsession. With this tutorial for book covers made from paper bags, they'll soon be studying in style!
This large, sectional office furniture has been part of Denise's home for the past 10 years. "It has seen hours years of homework, work projects, video game battles and has the wear and tear to prove it," she explains at Chaotically Creative. When Denise redid the family office recently, this desk set got a completely new look.
Sada blogs at For the Love Creations. A few years ago, she and her husband tore down the old pergola over their front door, which left the door exposed to the elements. The recent installation of a new pergola meant it was time for a front door spruce up. After so much time exposed to the elements, the door hardware was looking pretty beat up.
This nifty headboard project was created by Jen from Scissors and Spatulas for Somewhat Simple. It's got a cool backstory. The forgotten, neglected headboard once was her husband's childhood bed. "It was going to be tossed to the curb until I claimed it for myself because I had a vision," Jen tells us. "Being the little scavenger that I am, I hauled it home and rescued it!"
"This chair had been sitting in my mom's basement for years," Jann from Newton Custom Interiors tells us. "It was originally part of my grandparent's dining room set." With history like that, how could Jann not try to give it a second chance?
When Gail of My Repurposed Life spotted this waterfall dresser, it's former owner was just about to break it apart and toss it in the dumpster. It was in really bad shape, having been stored for years in a damp shed.
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