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!
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."
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."
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...
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.
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.
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.
When Melody of My Passion for Decor came across this cane chair at an estate sale, it had definitely seen better days. Luckily, Melody could see past the worn upholstery to what a makeover could do for this piece.
Taylor blogs at TaylorMade. When she brought this vintage barrel chair home from a garage sale, she was excited about the chair but knew the upholstery had to go. Quotes from professionals were over $400, so Taylor gathered up her courage and decided to do it herself.
You know you’ve really achieved elite junker status when even friends of friends start passing their castoffs on to you. That’s exactly how Reeves from The Weathered Door ended up with a free solid wood banker’s chair.
Amidst a big project, Faye from MacGIRLver needed a little “instant gratification” and decided to spruce up a chair she originally had no intention of keeping. Plain. Brown. Nothing to get too excited about.
Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented chose this beauty for her very first reupholstering project. She found it for FREE off Craigslist and instantly saw the potential in its tiny little ad photo. Her husband, on the other hand, was of course shaking his head and questioning how anything beautiful could ever come of the eyesore.
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