Birchbox Boxes Repurposed

Eat Sleep Make birchbox before

At Eat.Sleep.Make., Shannon shares a great little upcycling project.  She and her husband get monthly samples from Birchbox, and they arrive in these great little boxes.  Something as cute as that couldn’t just get tossed, so Shannon’s been saving them until inspiration struck.

Eat Sleep Make birchbox before

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Cane Chair Makeover

My Passion For Decor cane chair before

When Melody of My Passion for Decor came across this cane chair at an estate sale, it had definitely seen better days.  Luckily, Melody could see past the worn upholstery to what a makeover could do for this piece.

My Passion For Decor cane chair before

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Gold Polka Dot Bowl

Ikea blue bowl

At The Learner Observer, Thalita needed a little catchall bowl for her living room.  She had tried without success to find something she like at the thrift store, when she came across a pretty little blue bowl at Ikea for just $3.

Ikea blue bowl

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Old Barstools to New Sofa Table

twelve0eight barstools before

Tanya, who blogs at Twelve0Eight says, “I have been looking for a narrow dresser or low sofa table for a while with no success.”  Tanya resourcefully figured out how to make the table she needed using materials she already had on hand.

twelve0eight barstools before

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New Backsplash from Old Fence Boards

Marty's Musings backsplash before collage

At Marty’s Musings, Marty had a kitchen backsplash that had seen better days and no longer suited her kitchen decor.  Outside, she had a pile of wood salvaged from a neighbors old fence.  Marty and her husband figured out a way to transform both.

Marty's Musings backsplash before collage

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How to Reupholster a Chair

CRAFT reupholstered chair before

At her blog C.R.A.F.T., Jamie explains that when her husband moved ahead of her to start a new job, he acquired a few pieces of free furniture to temporarily furnish their place while he waited for her to arrive with their actual household goods.  This beat up chair was one of the freebies.

CRAFT reupholstered chair before

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Helping Dressers Get Over Lost Drawers

Redoux Interiors no drawer dresser before

Even if you aren’t interested in refinishing furniture, you have to read Karen’s advice for helping a dresser recover from a bad breakup at Redoux Interiors.  It’s hilarious!  The point is, Karen often finds dressers that have been kicked to the curb…without their drawers.  Like this one.

Redoux Interiors no drawer dresser before

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Pie Safe Transformed

Planted and Blooming Girl pie safe before

Here’s a fun makeover from Christy of Planted and Blooming Girl.  She found this pie safe on the side of the road.  Even though Christy thought it looked just awful, she reasoned that it was solid wood and free, so there was no risk involved in trying to give it a makeover.

Planted and Blooming Girl pie safe before

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