Candlelit Romance from Chippy Barn Wood

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Sara, A.K.A “Mrs. Major Hoff” blogs at Major Hoff Takes a Wife.  She tells us, ” My friend just happened to find this fabulous chippy painted barn wood when she was out strolling through a pasture. Okay, so she is a veterinarian, and maybe is out in pastures more than the rest of us–but holy smokes! What a score!”

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Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

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Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

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Vintage Folding Chair Makes a Great Command Center

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Over at Nalle’s House, Anu asks, “A folding chair is great for small spaces, parties and as additional seating, but what do you do with it while it’s not in use?  I decided to make my vintage folding chair serve double duty as seating and as a command center in my front entry.”

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Spiffing Up Old Books

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Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books.  She covers them with fabric!

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Grandpa’s Nightstand Goes Shabby Chic

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This little side table sat next to the bedside of Jessica’s grandpa for years. It was worn and shabby, but to Jessica the nightstand was a keepsake. See how she revived it at Live Randomly Simple.

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Dresser Revamp, New York City Style

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At Makin’ My Apt a Home, Arod’s daughter has been wanting a New York City theme for her bedroom. Mom decided to make it a reality, and the first step was transforming this hand-me-down dresser.

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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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Photo Finish for a Hand-Me-Down Dresser

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Like I’ve said before, not every old piece of furniture needs a major overhaul to become beautiful and/or useful again.  An old Ikea Malm dresser at {BD} Photography is the perfect example.  Bridgette shares how this hand-me-down from friends got a new look.   This particular Malm dresser needed a small repair, which Bridgette took {…Read More…}