Friends Don’t Let Friends Keep Ugly Dressers

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As anyone with any experience in makeovers well knows….some before pictures are downright scary!  Take this dresser that was given to Danielle by a friend, for example.  She tells us at her blog, Antique Recreation,  “Someone put a lot of work into this finish, and I’m sure someone else would love it…but it wasn’t my {…Read More…}

Painted Leaf Art

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Here’s a fun Fall project that I think gives off a trendy tribal vibe. It’s wall art made from fallen leaves by Carmody at Paper & Fox.

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Halloween Mantel from Repurposed Objects

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There’s no need for seasonal decor to be costly. Cristina proves this with the stunning Halloween mantel she created using several repurposed objects at Remodelando la Casa. The thing that really got her creative juices flowing was this stash of crib parts that she had in her garage.

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Grandfather’s Desk for the Next Generation

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“This desk used to be my grandfather’s and is going to now be my sister-in-law’s vanity,” says Meg at Oliver & Rust.

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Updating a Dresser

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“This bedroom set was in my daughter’s room until a couple of years ago, when we moved it into our master bedroom,” Jann explains at Newton Custom Interiors. Although this was a very well-made, sturdy dresser, the top had sustained some water damage at some point, and then there was the faux wicker on those upper drawers….things being what they were, Jann decided it was time to update this dresser.

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Sprucing Up Old Door Hardware

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Sada blogs at For the Love Creations. A few years ago, she and her husband tore down the old pergola over their front door, which left the door exposed to the elements. The recent installation of a new pergola meant it was time for a front door spruce up. After so much time exposed to the elements, the door hardware was looking pretty beat up.

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DIY Mirrored Nightstand

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This nightstand was sitting unused and falling apart in Sharon’s home, she explains at her blog, Mrs. Hines Class. “I wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t want to get rid of it since it’s a part of my parent’s bedroom suite from my childhood home.” So it had been moving around to different rooms, waiting for Sharon to figure out what to do with it.

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Shortcut to Black Refinished Chairs

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Over at Lake Girl Paints, Deb has figured out a shortcut to getting the distressed, black painted finish on furniture that Pottery Barn made so popular. She shows us how on a few farmhouse style dining chairs.

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