At Laura Kelly Designs, Laura shares a sentimental makeover. This bench used to sit on the porch of a friend's home. "Our kids grew up together in this small town, playing in our yards, drinking lemonade on our porches…sitting on this bench," Laura says. So when that friend moved away, he left the bench for Laura to restore and enjoy.
Amy blogs at Homey Oh My. Recently, she upcycled some empty tins cans into pretty herb planters. Along the way she discovered a really terrific new color of spray paint, so this is a rescue not to be missed.
Over at My Creative Days, Lindsey tells us that she picked up this table from the curb. When she brought it home, her husband started putting the two halves of the tabletop together, and it suddenly struck Lindsey how much it looked like a rustic pumpkin!
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.
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.
Over at her blog The V Spot, Vivienne tells us that she had the cutest little springtime weathervane with a bunny on top...until it toppled over one day and the bunny broke! She held onto it hoping that she could figure out another use for it, and sure enough, she did--just in time for Halloween!
Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother. The only thing she didn't love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish. She asked for Jessica's help to give the large jewelry box a new look.
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."
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."
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