“My boss is in the process of moving and has been in major clean out mode,” says Katie at Little House of Four. “I was busy on the phone while this was all happening until I suddenly saw a guy hauling out an old file cabinet.” Needless to say, Katie came home with an ugly but functional cabinet.
This dresser, a family heirloom, used to live at Jamie’s house, she tells us at So Much Better With Age. But when her mother-in-law got worried that Jamie might paint it, it was sent to live at another family member’s house. There, it didn’t get painted….but it did get left outside on a patio. By the time she spotted it and rescued it, Jamie had a mess on her hands.
Over at Club Chica Circle, Pauline had a basic beach bag that she wanted to give a little more personality. She decided to add a bit of color and pattern.
Brett from Being Bianca shared this incredible table makeover at I Should Be Mopping the Floor. What she started out with was a basic console that had been sitting in her entryway for years, and Brett tells us, “I just couldn’t stomach spending a small fortune on a new table without attempting an upcycle on this one first.”
Katie from View From The Fridge shared this project at Oh My! Creative. She turned some glass canning jars into decorated vases in just a few simple steps.
This table makeover was the brainchild of Melanie and Steffanie from Find it, Make it, Love it, who shared it at Fun, Cheap, or Free. Steffanie’s grandma was going to throw this hexagon side table out, but luckily her granddaughter saw potential.
Lina blogs at Fancy Frugal Life. “Our outdoor furniture is about five or six years old,” Lina relates. The furniture came with some plain beige pillows that were starting to look dingy.
Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. “When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for ‘feeding my habit’,” Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.