Bunk Bed Budget Redo

Namely Original bunkbed before

At Namely Original, Emily and her mom have been helping to put together the children’s rooms in a new home.  The bunk beds that they owned had seen better days, and the owners were ready to send them to the dump.  Luckily, Emily’s mom convinced them that they were worth trying to salvage.

Namely Original bunkbed before

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A Floor Lamp Gets Restyled with a French Flair

My Painted Stuff lamp before

“During one of our after dinner walks this summer my husband & I noticed one of our neighbors putting a floor lamp out to the road,” says Dee at My Painted Stuff.  She loved the lines of this lamp, and as soon as she found out the lamp was in working condition, Dee took it home.

My Painted Stuff lamp before

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Quick Refresh of an Old Bench

The 36th Avenue bench before

“Hopefully this bench makeover inspires you to look at your own furniture with new eyes, and before you go out looking for a new piece, you consider giving what you have a new look,” says Desiree from The 36th Avenue, referring to this wicker bench.

The 36th Avenue bench before

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Plastic Easter Eggs Morph Into Autumn Acorns

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At her blog, Becoming Martha, Sarah shares a delightful idea for repurposing and reusing some typical Spring decor for the current season, Fall.  She figured out how to turn plastic Easter eggs into Autumn acorns!

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Rescued Nightstand Gets a Refreshing New Look

Two It Yourself nightstand before

“A friend of my aunt’s was about to take this nightstand to the thrift store. I offered to ‘rescue’ it instead,” says Melissa of Two It Yourself.

Two It Yourself nightstand before

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Learning a New Skill to Rescue a Sentimental Seat

House Revivals broken stool before

This rescue by Amanda at House Revivals really touched my heart.  When Amanda’s mother-in-law passed away unexpectedly, her children were tasked with going through all of her belongings.  By the time Amanda and her husband had arrived, this little stool had already been put in the dumpster.  “I had lovely memories of my mother-in-law sitting on that stool at the head of the picnic table in her kitchen at mealtime (when you have seven children, sometimes a picnic table is the only way to squeeze all the kids in),” Amanda explains.  She had her husband pull the stool out of the dumpster, and it went home with them.

House Revivals broken stool before

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Damaged Mirror Becomes a Fun Way to Count Blessings

House by Hoff mirror before

April from House by Hoff was lucky to snag this mirror from a garage sale last summer, for free.  “I had expressed interest, and after it didn’t sell, it got rescued from the Goodwill pile and delivered to my house!!!” she says happily.

House by Hoff mirror before

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Heating Things Up in the Office with a Drab to Fab File Cabinet Makeover

Homeology file cabinet before

When Sarah from Home-Ology started working on this office space, she had one issue that guided a lot of her design choices.  “Since we’re not certain this space will be a permanent commitment, I want to begin with a low-budget version that we could easily upgrade or move, should we choose,” she explains.  “A thrifted a pair of cabinets from my local Goodwill was the perfect solution.”

Homeology file cabinet before

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