How to Keep Your Laminate Counters Off the Curb

Pinterior Designs countertops before

Chelsea, the Pinterior Designer, has been working on updating the kitchen in her home to suit her personal style since the day she bought the house.  I think a lot of us can relate to just how much work it can be to update a kitchen on a budget!  Chelsea had done just about everything she could to the kitchen without a demolition:  painting the cabinets and walls, updating appliances.  Everything looked so much better, but somehow the laminate counters looked worse.

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Coco keeps track of her projects at A Dash of Coco.  When she spotted this bench on her neighbors’ curb, she was torn.  It’s the dilemma of many a roadkill rescuer when faced with neighborhood roadkill:  grab it and run, or ask for permission to turn their junk into something fabulous?  In Coco’s case, she went and asked for it, and they neighbors were beyond thrilled to let it enjoy a new life at her house.  Hooray!

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Upcycling Fourth of July Decor to Autumn Prettiness

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When Barb from Second Chance to Dream spotted this metal door basket at Goodwill, it had been marked down so far that it was almost free.  It was sporting stars and stripes that had seen better days.

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Shaken, Not Stirred: Art with Cocktail Napkins

Making Home Base cocktail napkins before

At Making Home Base, Chelsea had some cocktail napkins in a fun pattern that she’d bought on sale at Target.  Seriously, who can resist those clearance shelves?

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A Piano Makeover that You’ve Got to See to Believe

This is Happiness piano before

Becky blogs over at This is Happiness.  Recently, her son began taking piano lessons, which meant it was past time for their family to own a piano.  Lucky for them, the Craigslist gods were smiling, and the first time Becky checked the “free” section of Craigslist, this piano was available.

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On the Menu Today: Chalkboard Chargers

Mendez Manor chargers before

Over at Mendez Manor, Nicole has been thinking about the upcoming holidays.  She wanted to have something both festive and fun to help create unique tablescapes this holiday season.  The solution?  These chalkboard painted chargers.

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Old Birdbath Becomes a Cute Toadstool Table for the Backyard

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Not everyone would see something cute for their yard when they encountered this shabby looking birdbath.  Lindsey from My Creative Days, on the other hand, immediately knew exactly what she wanted to do with it–and her idea did not involve birds!

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Bedside Table Found Curbside Gets An Aztec Makeover

2nd Funniest Thing bedside table before

Marta blogs at 2nd Funniest Thing.  There, she shares the makeover of a bedside table that she found during her neighborhood’s last junk collection day.  The color and pattern for this makeover was inspired by an Aztec print sweater that she loves to wear.

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