Tossed Table Becomes a Stylish Bistro Set

Art is Beauty table before

One cold day when Karin and her husband were out on a walk, they spotted this old table sticking out of a dumpster at their neighbor’s house.  With permission from their neighbor, they fished the table out and took it home.  Karin–who blogs at Art is Beauty–knew that with a lot of TLC and a couple of chairs, it could become a trendy bistro table!

Art is Beauty table before

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Impulse Shopping Inspires a Rescue

Nicer Than New chair before

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.”

Nicer Than New chair 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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Chair Rescued Once, Then Again

DIY Beautify chair before

Cindy blogs over at DIY Beautify.  She’s got a double rescue to tell us about today.  One that started with Cindy dumpster diving for some chairs.  She says, “They were GROSS. Bad paint job with bad paint. Lots of drips and globs. And sticky. And the seat cushions?  Eeeek!”  After some TLC, Cindy got them to look like this…

DIY Beautify chair after

 

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Broken Cane Chairs Get a Makeover

Marty's Musings dining chairs before

Marty has been documenting her kitchen remodel at Marty’s Musings.  While she’d successfully fixed up her kitchen table, the old cane chairs that went with it were still a problem.  The caning had worn out long ago, and the only solution available was ill-fitting slipcovers.

Marty's Musings dining chairs before

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Rescued Desk and Chair Makeover

Sunflower Hugs desk and chair before

Susan of Sunflower Hugs tells us, “I found this desk listed for free on Craigslist.  It was from a storage unit facility that auctioned off an unpaid unit’s contents and no one wanted it.  Then I found a free chair driving home one day.”  Lucky!  Talk about the perfect combination.

Sunflower Hugs desk after

 

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Dipped (and Striped!) Chair Makeover

The Happy Housie chair before

Krista blogs over at The Happy Housie.  Recently, she freshened up her entryway with board and batten.  The shabby little chair sitting in the entryway looked even shabbier next to the pretty new walls, so Krista decided she needed to spruce it up a bit.

The Happy Housie chair before

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Pair of Chairs Made Lovely

Freddy and Petunia chair before

Catherine blogs at Freddy and Petunia.  She picked up this pair of chairs at a thrift sale and decided to give them a whole new look.

Freddy and Petunia chair before

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