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.

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Hall Tree from Scraps

closet doors 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.

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Dresser Refresher

wardrobe dresser

At her blog, I Dig Pinterest, Christine shared a fun makeover. This dresser had been on her to-do list for a while, so as soon as the weather got better, she went to work giving it a new look.

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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.

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Spindle Candlesticks (Say That 5 Times Fast!)


Laura from Finding Home is willing to admit that she has a few discreet stashes of items that she’s saving to use on future projects. One of them would be these “Railings and spindles that were just waiting to reach their destiny as spindle and railing candlesticks,” she tells us.

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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.

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Ultra Feminine Chair Redo


Don’t you love it when the decorating fairies smile upon you? That’s what Emily from Our House, Now a Home thought happened when she spotted this chair on the side of the road. She was actually driving out to shop for a desk chair in just these proportions!

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Upcycle to Recycle: Pallet Wood Bin


Here’s another great pallet project from Lauren at The Thinking Closet. “Our recycle bins were overflowing, so my husband Mark built us a mammoth recycle bin out of…you guessed it: recycled pallet wood!”

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