When Kelli from Lolly Jane was a newlywed, her mom bought her this cabinet for much-needed storage in a tiny apartment. On a whim, Kelli painted it with sage green craft paint one night while her husband was working late. Recently, she decided to give it new life as a garden cart.
Jenna blogs at 24 Cottonwood Lane. She’s been working on a makeover of her master bedroom, and sticking to her budget has resulted in several impressive rescues. Just take a look at what she did with her old lamps.
Hannah from Lovely Little Life has a funny story about how she acquired this birdhouse. “It was my mom’s, and when she moved it went in the yard sale pile,” she explains. “As a joke, my father-in-law put it out in front of my house to see if I would notice, ha ha!” I left it there out of pure laziness, but after awhile it started to grow on me–eventually it called my name.”
At May Richer Fuller Be, Chaney recently gave a yard sale side table a fresh new look! She added new dimension to this little table by embracing a two-tone, “dipped” effect.
Sara from Thrifty Treasures had a piano bench that had seen better days. She also had a sample can of paint in a bright coral color that she was interested in using. Since Sara usually gravitates towards softer colors, she wanted to try that bright coral on something small, first. The old piano bench was a perfect opportunity.
Katy from A Shade of Teal found this sturdy wood piece at a yardsale. It wasn’t exactly clear what it was–empty picture frame? headboard?–but under the 80’s tole painting job it had great lines and detail. Katy thought it would make a terrific chalkboard.