This counter height farmhouse table was one of the first furniture purchases Kristy from The Diary of Dave’s Wife ever made. Over the years it’s been used and slightly abused. Since she still loved the table, Kristy decided to give it a new lease on life with a makeover.
This cupboard was destined for the dump until Terry saw the potential underneath. As she tells us at The Curator’s Collection, “I thought that while it was ugly and poorly painted (note the dripping goopy red glaze on it) it did have some pretty features.” She convinced the owner to let her have a go at it, and you won’t believe the difference!
Here’s a rescue of my own that I shared at Infarrantly Creative. This brown dresser was one a friend was getting ready to toss out, but she passed it along to me, instead.
Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique had this secretary desk in her pile of “things to be refinished”. A small accent table in a pizza shop restroom with a diamond-patterned top caught her eye, so she snapped a photo and used it as inspiration for the secretary makeover.
“I found this dresser sitting on the curb on garbage day when I was out walking, my dog, Buddy,” Erin explains at DIY Passion. “Hilarity ensued and it did eventually end up in my car and in our sunroom, where it sat, musty and yucky for months until I started to come up with a whole space vision.”
At her blog, Live Randomly Simple, Jessica shares a fun chair revamp. She took a basic, ladder back chair and used some paint and a stencil to infuse it with personality.
“In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by,” confesses Shanna at Restoration Redoux. After figuring out that it was possible to actually paint upholstery, however, her days of passing by vintage chairs are over. Shanna was thrilled when her mom spotted this tufted number on a neighbor’s curb.
Stacy and Eric blog at Anastasia Vintage (click over to read the very cool story behind their blog name). A Craigslist curb alert led them to this chair….which had definitely seen better days.