Chair Revival

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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.

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New Look for a Nightstand

old-nightstand

Kristi of My Weekly Habit tells us, “I had a sturdy but dated nightstand that was given to me by my mother-in-law as part of a set for our spare bedroom. When I changed our spare bedroom over to an office, I had some homeless furniture.” Instead of kicking it to the curb, Kristi decided to give it a makeover.

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Redoing a Floral Dresser

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This flowery dresser has been in Jess’s family for years. It made the rounds through various rooms in her parent’s home, ending up in the laundry room. “When my parents went to remodel their laundry room, the flower-covered dresser was going to be kicked to the curb if I didn’t save it,” Jess explains at A Smith of All Trades.

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Keep Ugly Dressers

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As anyone with any experience in makeovers well knows….some before pictures are downright scary!  Take this dresser that was given to Danielle by a friend, for example.  She tells us at her blog, Antique Recreation,  “Someone put a lot of work into this finish, and I’m sure someone else would love it…but it wasn’t my {…Read More…}

From Paint Cart to Sophisticated Kitchen Island

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Needing more counter surface in her kitchen, Meg of Oliver & Rust did some online window shopping for a small island or kitchen cart. She fell in love with one at William-Sonoma, but the pricetag was way out of reach. “After not getting or finding what I want, I was huffing in the garage and saw my paint cart–formerly the little island in our first home,” Meg says. “The top was covered with paint but the size was perfect.”

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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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Free Desk Gets a Fabulous Makeover

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Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish.

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Gorgeous Makeover for a Roll-Top Desk

roll-top-desk-open

Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish

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