Milk Painted Midcentury Mod Side Tables

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After receiving these retro side tables as a gift from her mom, Bonnie at Revolutionaries got to work! She used some elbow grease and milk paint to transform the tables into a drool-worthy duo.

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A Dresser Gets Feathers and Fun Again

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“I found this dresser sitting on the curb on garbage day when I was out walking, my dog, Buddy,” Erin explains at DIY Passion. “Hilarity ensued and it did eventually end up in my car and in our sunroom, where it sat, musty and yucky for months until I started to come up with a whole space vision.”

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Baby Swing Restyled

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While Jenny from Paint & Pillows was grateful for all of the baby gear friends and family passed along to her when she announced her pregnancy, she does have one question for the world at large: “Why can’t baby stuff actually go with the decor of the home?” She decided that there was no reason she couldn’t restyle some of the larger pieces of equipment–like this baby swing–so they would coordinate with the spaces where they’d be sitting out, ready to use.

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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

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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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