Country Design Style dining desk area before

Dining Buffet Repurposed to an Office Desk

At Country Design Style, Jeanette's dining room pulls double-duty as an office space.  In that space, she had a lovely vintage buffet that wasn't functioning at optimum capacity:  it only held a few linens and dishes that got pulled out infrequently for formal dining.  On the other side, she had two sad little filing cabinets in the corner that were functioning at over-capacity as storage for office supplies. Country Design Style dining desk area before
Domestic Imperfection brown paper flooring before

Brown Baggin’ It Taken to A Whole New Level

When Ashley from Domestic Imperfection started remodeling her boys' room, one of the first things to go was the carpet.  Flooring can be pricey, and since she was working on a tight budget, Ashley had to find an inexpensive replacement.  She created flooring from craft paper--you could get the same look from brown paper shopping bags--and the result was pretty amazing. Domestic Imperfection brown paper flooring before
Homework gold leaf table before

Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold…But You Still Don’t Want It!

At Homework, Carolyn shares how she rescued a little table that used to belong to her father-in-law.  "Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood," she says.  "At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house." Homework gold leaf table before
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Impulse Shopping Inspires a Rescue

When Joan from Nicer Than New impulsively purchased a Silhouette craft cutting machine, she had to look around her house for something to transform using her new toy.  "I had a boring little oak chair sitting in my garage that was too low and too wide for the couple of desks I have already sold," she says.  "I decided this little lovely would be my test piece for a Silhouette printed stencil and paint project." Nicer Than New chair before