Gilly found this vintage cabinet in the back of a shed. She says of it's sadly neglected condition, " Someone at one point in time had used it as target practice….its had patches of dried mud all over it like someone had thrown mud balls at it!" Gilly shares the makeover she gave this diminutive piece at Colour Saturated Life.
Virginia of Fynes Designs had been striking out when it came to patio furniture. She'd waited until she could find one that she could afford, but to her disappointment the one she bought turned out to be a lemon and had to be returned. Bummer. "One day, just after garbage clean up, one of my cousins landed on my door-step with a gem," Virginia tells us.
From her crafty corner of Hungary, Lavender Girl is showing us how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of toilet paper rolls. Believe me, it's worth using Google Translate to see what's been coming together at Croissant and Lavender.
At The New Vintage, Mei used a mistinted can of paint to give this mid century modern dresser a snazzy new look. "I must confess that I am addicted to using mistint paints for two great reasons: 1) Environmentally friendlier. I am recycling paints that for some reason other people don’t want; 2) Economical – you get the paints for a bargain," Mei explains.
Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Heather from The Heathered Nest not only picked up a hitchhiker, she took it home and gave it a makeover! The hitchhiker just happened to be a twin bed frame that she spotted on the side of the road.
"A friend and I found a vintage thermos in a neighbor's dumpster," confesses Paula at Sweet Pea, "and I was happy to have it for decorating." Inspired by another blogger, she decided to turn the thermos into a lamp.
At iCandy Handmade, Autie shares the backstory on these two cupboard doors. "My father-in-law owns a restoration company and oftentimes has cupboard door styles or carpet squares that have been discontinued and he no longer uses." He gave them to Autie and the doors sat in her garage for a while before she figured out what to do with them.
When this dresser fell into Rachel's hands, it had come straight from her grandmother's attic, painted a brilliant color of orange. Rachel painted with a much more subdued shade of grass green, and it's been that way for several years now, she explains at Maison de Pax.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours! In honor of the wearin' o' the green, I spotted a project for you that was made from upcycled materials and celebrates good St. Patty. Check out what Laura made from paint chips over at Live. Love. Scrap.
Over at View From the Fridge, Katie loves getting the wooden toys made by the Melissa and Doug toy company...but hates the fact that none of the wooden packaging for these toys comes with lids! "Bins without lids hold toys for maybe 3 minutes before my two little boys dump the entire contents out onto the floor," she laments.
Julie blogs at Simple Redesign. When she acquired this piece, she decided that having it continue it's life as a dresser really wasn't an option. "I never really liked the waffle pattern on the top drawers. I originally tried to convince myself that it was kinda cool and different, but in the end, they had to go!" she exclaims.
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