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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Blue Coffee Table Makeover

Namely Original coffee table before

At Namely Original, Emily says, “We found this table on the side of the road. It was ugly.  I told my mom no, but she said yes so we brought it home. I thought it was beyond fixing, but I know better now!”

Namely Original coffee table before

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Pallet Bath Shelf

Practically Functional pallet before

“There is an alley right behind our apartment building that always has the BEST stuff!” explains Jessi from Practically Functional. “I found this pallet out there one day and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.”

Practically Functional pallet before

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Crib to Toddler Bed Upcycle

Lipstick and Sawdust crib before

At Lipstick and Sawdust, Kristen says that this upcycling project began when she saw an older model baby bed sitting on the curb.  She’d been looking for toddler bed for some time, and realized that curbside crib had a lot of potential.

Lipstick and Sawdust crib before

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DIY Rustic Cart

Osie Moates cart before

Bridgett blogs at Osie Moats.  One lazy Sunday afternoon, she happened to check Craigslist and discovered this cart being advertised as a free takeaway.  It was just a mile away!

Osie Moates cart before

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