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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Stenciled Cardboard Storage

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Over at Stowand TellU, Amy is on a mission to create more storage in her home for less. One of her latest discoveries is that cardboard, when painted, can be decorative storage. She even figured out how to make her own lidded storage boxes!

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Chalkboard Succulent Planter

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While trash-picking one day, Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs found a couple bags cheap, ugly baskets and vases. She was pretty sure she could figure out some new uses for them, starting with this square glass vase.

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Updating a Ceiling Fan

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Over at Seeking Lavender Lane, Deb decided there was no need to throw out the dated ceiling fan in her family room. Instead, she put her imagination to work to give it a new look.

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