Restoring Faded Cushions on the Cheap

Sarah from Homeology was excited to update her outdoor spaces this year. Unfortunately, an unanticipated air conditioner replacement put a big dent in her budget. Sarah was forced to put some of her updates on the backburner and cut corners on the others. She was able to have her gorgeous mid century modern deck chairs professionally refinished, but really didn't want to put faded cushions on such pretty chairs.
garage door with plated slotted angles

Garage Organization Inspired this Side Table

"I've been cleaning the garage and putting things where they belong, so this project was born out of that, organization!" confesses Cristina at Remodelando la Casa. She had a pile of wine crates and some parts from an old garage door that she decided to get out of the garage and into her house...as furniture!

Update for a Favorite Dresser

When this dresser fell into Rachel's hands, it had come straight from her grandmother's attic, painted a brilliant color of orange. Rachel painted with a much more subdued shade of grass green, and it's been that way for several years now, she explains at Maison de Pax.
closet doors scraps

Hall Tree from Scraps

Over at Thrifty Treasures, Sara decided to turn some leftover items in the garage into a useful drop spot (otherwise known as a hall tree) for her entryway. She made use of old closet doors, trim, and other salvaged scraps.

A Pair of Louis Chairs Made New

When Dena from Hearts and Sharts told her realtor than a basement workshop was a must for her--since she loves refinishing furniture--her realtor was quick to offer her some of the furniture languishing in her own basement. So....this project is courtesy Dena's real estate agent, who passed along these Louis chairs.

Faux Wallpaper with Vintage Maps

Have you ever wanted the design impact of a graphic statement wall, but felt unsure of the commitment required--both to install and live with? Well, over at The Happy Housie, Krista found a couple of ways to get around those commitment issues. She covered a wall with pages from old atlases.