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!

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“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

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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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Shutters Make Functional Small Table

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Karen blogs at Flimsy Pi. Lately she’s needed a small table for her reading room, but when she couldn’t find the size of table she was looking for, Karen decided to use materials on hand to make one instead. That’s where some shutters Karen received from a friend came in.

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Lace on a Dresser

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“My husband originally painted this dresser over 5 years ago to go in our son’s room before he was born, explains Stephanie at Crafting in the Rain. “We recently got him a new dresser, and I got to try something fun a girly on this one.”

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Wallpapered File Cabinet Redo

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“My boss is in the process of moving and has been in major clean out mode,” says Katie at Little House of Four. “I was busy on the phone while this was all happening until I suddenly saw a guy hauling out an old file cabinet.” Needless to say, Katie came home with an ugly but functional cabinet.

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Fancy Vintage Child’s Chair Makeover

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“When my uncle was clearing out his basement he gave met his little vintage child’s chair that he found,” says Shanna at Restoration Redoux. The chair was ornately carved but was banged up and had stained upholstery.

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