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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A Basic Mirror Gets a Chic New Look

Create & Babble mirror before

Jeanie, who blogs at Create & Babble, had one of those inexpensive back-of-the-door mirrors sitting around in her house that was just begging for a makeover.

Create & Babble mirror before

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Trash to Treasure from Mom’s Basement

Teal & Lime AV cart before

“So I was antiquing with my mom in Stillwater earlier this summer and an old AV cart with clear acrylic wheels caught my eye,” Jackie tells us at Teal & Lime.  “My mom said, ‘I have one like that in my basement.’ She must have seen my eyes widen and my ears perk up, because then she said, ‘Do you want it?'”

Teal & Lime AV cart before

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Free Bed Slats Give a Kitchen Old World Style

Vintage News Junkie ikea bed slats before

Candace at Vintage News Junkie explains how this rescue came to be.  “A while back, we were at one of our favorite thrift stores poking around, when we saw that they had a FREE section.  We uncovered a stash of IKEA bed slats that appeared to be brand new!”

Vintage News Junkie ikea bed slats before

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Broken Dresser Becomes an Armoire

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

Annie blogs at Unexpected Transformations.  “I was given this dresser from a friend who didn’t quite know what to do with it, she says.  The finish was worn and on some of the upper drawers, the slides had broken off.

Unexpected Transformations dresser before

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Turning Shoeboxes Into Fun Storage with Duct Tape

Gingerly Made shoebox before

Over at her blog, Gingerly Made, Ginger shares an easy upcycling project with duct tap and shoe boxes.  Since it’s back to school time, you might just have a few shoe boxes hanging around, right?

Gingerly Made shoebox before

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Spiffing Up Old Books

Two Twenty One fabric covered books before

Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books.  She covers them with fabric!

Two Twenty One fabric covered books before

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Grandma’s Rocker Gets a Rockin’ New Look

Thrifty Treasures rocking chair before

“This rocking chair was my great grandmother’s,” says Sara at Thrifty Treasures.  “Since it is so special, it is a keeper.”

Thrifty Treasures rocking chair before

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