Forgotten Cabinet Becomes Pretty Again

cabinet 3 drawer

This little cabinet was discovered in the attic by Camille of Gustave & Voltaire when she moved into her home. “When I saw it I realized how beautiful it could look,” Camille tells us. “Like in that 80’s movie when the plain secretary transforms into a bomb by letting her hair down and taking off her glasses.” Ha!

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Now the Hay is Gone, This Cabinet Looks Great!

old-cabinet

“I got this cabinet off the free section in Craigslist,” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “I had to remove hay out of it because the people had been storing it in
their barn.”

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Decorating with Faux French Shutters

bifold-doors

“These hollow, plain, closet doors were a freebie find,” explains Sara at Thrifty Treasures. Inspired by a picture of vintage French shutters, she decided to turn the old doors into new decor for her home.

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A Pair of Louis Chairs Made New

french-chairs

When Dena from Hearts and Sharts told her realtor than a basement workshop was a must for her–since she loves refinishing furniture–her realtor was quick to offer her some of the furniture languishing in her own basement. So….this project is courtesy Dena’s real estate agent, who passed along these Louis chairs.

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Side Table Gets a Touch of Old Paris

hexagon-side-table

It was the last day of a yard sale when Shanna of Restoration Redoux spotted this little side table.  The woman running the sale was ready to shut things down, so she let Shanna take the table home….for free!  It was dirty and ugly, but the hexagon shape held some potential.

hexagon-side-table

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Francophile Chest Makeover

Rendition Road wood box before

Over at Rendition Road, Stacey tells us, “I found this solid, hand built chest tossed curbside & took her home.  I could tell it was hand built by someone who knew what they were doing. She was in such bad shape though, cleanliness wise, that she needed some intensive care once I got her home.”

Rendition Road wood box before

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French Glam Dresser Makeover

Velvet Glove dresser before

Lori blogs at The Velvet Glove, and loves transforming furniture.  She found this chest of drawers behind a building.

Velvet Glove dresser before

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“Vintage” Pharmacy Sign from Old Wood

Art is Beauty boards before

After having her kids and husband home for a week over Christmas break, Karin from Art is Beauty was itching to do a project.  It had to be a quick one while the rest of the crew was sledding, so she grabbed some old scrap wood and went to work.

Art is Beauty boards before

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