A Drop Cloth Slipcover Revives an Old Bench

Old Things New bench before

Over at Old Things New, Patti hates to admit that this old bench was in her bedroom.  The upholstery was dated, and the tasseled trim had been enjoyed way too much by the family dog back in its puppy stage.

Old Things New bench before

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Ditched Table (Literally) Finds a HOme

Obsessive and Creative table before

“Not long ago someone called me to tell me they saw a table in the ditch near my house.  When you love junk people start calling you to rescue it,” laughs Rhonda at Obsessive and Creative.  Since the fiberboard tabletop had been sitting in the water, it wasn’t salvageable, but Rhonda thought she could do something with the rest.

Obsessive and Creative table before

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Upcycle Baby Food Jars for a Fun Halloween Craft

Eat Sleep Make monster jars before

Here’s a great little Halloween project that anyone can do, brought to us by Jen of Eat. Sleep. Make.  Jen had her sister in law save baby food jars for her so that she could use them to make these cute  monsters.

Eat Sleep Make monster jars before

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Drink Enough Frappuccino and You Can Make These Pretty Vases

What's Ur Home Story painted vase before

“After seeing a ton of painted Mason jar projects on Pinterest I’ve been saving up every glass bottle/jar that I come across,” says Vidya at What’s Ur Home Story.  “So it was no big surprise that these didn’t end up in my recycle bin.”

What's Ur Home Story painted vase before

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Bar Stools Get a Lighter, Brighter Look

Chase the Star bar stools before

Over at Chase the Star, Barbara has been working on updating her kitchen and dining area with lighter, brighter colors.  These barstools had already been through a lot when they arrived at her house (check out that scary before picture), so this was their second rescue under Barbara’s capable hands.

Chase the Star bar stools before

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Working Magic on Fake Pumpkins

Rain on a Tin Roof pumpkins before

Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof had some funny little dollar store pumpkins.  They were a cute size, but the seam around the middle was sort of….undesirable.

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From Dark to Light: A Butcher Block Redo

So Much Better With Age butcher block before

Jamie from So Much Better With Age bought this small butcher block table off of Craigslist years ago, and she’s loved having it in her kitchen.  She never quite liked how the table looked with her dark floors, however–it was just too much dark wood in one space.

So Much Better With Age butcher block before

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Painting Upholstery Instead of Replacing It

Elizabeth Joan Designs painted chair before

At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Erin scored these twin barcaloungers free from a Craigslist ad.  “And they were is great condition,” Erin notes.  “No funky smell. No nasty stains. Only a small amount of dust and hair clung on for its life as I vacuumed them off.”

Elizabeth Joan Designs painted chair before

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