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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Tornado Trash to Kitchen Coffee Bar

Upcycle Addict bathroom cabinet before

“I believe this was one of those small cabinets that go above a toilet or perhaps in a laundry room,” says Sherry at Upcycle Addict.  “It was in perfect condition… nothing wrong with it.  It was sitting on a curb along with a small mountain of stuff that had been tossed after clean up from the tornado.”

Upcycle Addict bathroom cabinet before

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Spa-Like Treatment Gives an Old Chair New Life

Nicer Than New duct tape chair before

Joan blogs at Nicer Than New.  When she spotted this chair on the curb in her neighbourhood, she made a u-turn and loaded it up, duct tape and all.  On closer inspection, she discovered that the chair was made of teak in Denmark.   “By the tag, I also believe he was a big deal during the ’70s,” Joan says.

Nicer Than New duct tape chair before

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Upcycling an Old Calendar for Chic Wall Art

Life on the Bay Bush calendar before

Over at Life on the Bay Bush, Amanda has been sprucing up her laundry room.  When she needed some artwork for one wall, she was having some difficulty finding something that worked for the room and that she liked.  So she got a little help from Barbie.

Life on the Bay Bush calendar before

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Quirky Light Gets a Makeover that Makes Sense

Cleverly Inspired lamp before

Tracie from Cleverly Inspired picked up this light at the local Re-Store years ago.  It had sat in her garage for so long that she had almost decided to donate at it back to Re-Store!  ” I am so happy I decided to be patient until this idea popped in my head,” Tracie tells us.

Cleverly Inspired lamp before

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Junky Cabinet Shifts Continents for a Completely New Look

India Pied a Terre danish mod cabinet before

Deb blogs at India Pied-a-Terre.  This little cabinet was a contribution to their household from her husband’s bachelor days.  “I’ve hated this Danish style cabinet and was ready it get rid of it and replace it.  The cabinet shook when you opened and closed the doors and the doors were always crooked.  Plus it was boring!” she exclaims.

India Pied a Terre danish mod cabinet before

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Beat Up Dining Set Goes Glam

Art is Beauty dining set before

At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from a relative saying another relative was clearing out all the old furniture in his basement.  She scored a couple of good freebies, and she also got this dining set that had seen better days.  The table and chairs were in such bad shape that Karin didn’t work on it right away.

Art is Beauty dining set before

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