DIY Union Jack Trunk

Meredith & Gwyneth trunk before

Time to check in with Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie.  They’ve been working on a fun project for their New York apartment that started out with discovering Meredith’s old footlocker trunk in the atti, last week.

Meredith & Gwyneth trunk before

{…Read More…}

Peacock Blue Nightstand Makeover

Junque Chic blue side table before

At Junque Chic, Amy was thrilled to come across two matching nightstands at her local thrift shop.  They were just the way she likes them:  sturdy, but in need of a new look.

Junque Chic blue side table before

 

{…Read More…}

DIY Faux Bois Breakfast Tray

Making Lemonade breakfast tray before

Carrie blogs at Making Lemonade.  I could totally relate to her description of the item that started this makeover.  ”Enter this generic breakfast tray that we’ve had for at least a decade,” Carrie begins, “the type you get at Bed Bath & Beyond in the hopes that life will be filled with breakfasts in bed and lazy Sunday mornings.  Then the reality hits and you find your 2-year-old using it as a surfboard down the deck stairs.  HYPOTHETICALLY.”

Making Lemonade breakfast tray before

{…Read More…}

Cabinet Upgrade for Less

Thrifty Treasures broken chairs before

Sara from Thrifty Treasures figured out a fantastic way to give builder grade cabinetry a custom-looking upgrade.  It started with these worn out old chairs with spindle legs that she acquired through Freecycle.

Thrifty Treasures broken chairs before

{…Read More…}

Vintage Window Message Center

Always something window before

The story of how Patty from Always Something acquired her stash of vintage windows is a good one.  While driving through a historic Virginia college campus with her husband, Patty spotted a dumpster heaped with old windows.  She convinced her husband to stop the  car, and Patty pulled out as many as she could.

{…Read More…}