Vintage Folding Chair Makes a Great Command Center

Nalle's House folding chair before

Over at Nalle’s House, Anu asks, “A folding chair is great for small spaces, parties and as additional seating, but what do you do with it while it’s not in use?  I decided to make my vintage folding chair serve double duty as seating and as a command center in my front entry.”

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Back to School Bulletin Board Spruce Up

Lovely Etc. bulletin board before

Over at Lovely Etc., Carrie is getting ready to go back to school.  She’s a school counselor with a very small, very unlovely office.  Before school starts, Carrie decided to transform the school castoffs that make up her office and brighten things up a bit.

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Candlelit Romance from Chippy Barn Wood

Major Hoff Takes a Wife old wood before

Sara, A.K.A “Mrs. Major Hoff” blogs at Major Hoff Takes a Wife.  She tells us, ” My friend just happened to find this fabulous chippy painted barn wood when she was out strolling through a pasture. Okay, so she is a veterinarian, and maybe is out in pastures more than the rest of us–but holy smokes! What a score!”

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Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser after

Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser before

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A Dress Form Dressed Up

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Over at Ann-Kay Home, Ann Kay stays busy working on custom orders for her wedding accessories shop.  With all the sewing and crafting that she does, one piece of equipment that is often left sitting out in her house is this very plain dress form.

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Favorite T-Shirt Becomes a Pillow

Creating a Beautiful Life pillow before

Over at Creating a Beautiful Life, Anne has a friend with a favorite t-shirt who had asked if it might be possible for Anne to turn said shirt into some kind of memento, like a pillow.

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What a Change! Changing Table to Bar Cart

Rustic Rediscovered changing table before

Over at Rustic Rediscovered, Susan’s husband picked up this changing table from the side of the road.  A changing table isn’t a necessity at their house any longer…so Susan transformed it into something that they’d use a little more often.

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From Terrible to Terrific: A Rocking Chair Story

Rain on a Tin Roof rocking chair before

“This dilapidated, layers upon layers of paint, broken arm, broken spindles, broken seat, broken back rocking chair was the rocking chair my Hey Bud (great grandfather) went to buy with his father when he was just a boy,” explains Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof.  As you can see, it was in terrible condition.  Someone with no sentimental connection to it would have probably sent this rocker to the curb.

Rain on a Tin Roof rocking chair before

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