Window Framed Doilies

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Over at her blog, Flimsy Pi, Karen explains that a friend gifted her with several old windows. “When we picked them up from her house my husband thanked her for ‘feeding my habit’,” Karen laughs. She decided to use the first window as a display for some handmade doilies, a gift from another friend.

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Seeing the Beauty Underneath the Beast: Desk Makeover

old-writing-desk

“When I first laid eyes on this writing desk, I wasn’t going to stop to pick it up. The top looked really beaten and un-salvageable,” says Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. Luckily she got out of the car for a closer inspection, and decided that while it would take some effort, the desk was more than salvageable. It came home with her.

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Solid Wood Side Table Makeover

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Nicole from Designitgirl was delighted to find this solid wood side table.  The original finish was looking a bit dated, but it had such good bones that she knew with a little TLC it could have a new life.

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Roadside Cabinet Find

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Over at McCall Manor, Holly spotted this handsome bookcase on–you guessed it–the side of the road!  Believe it or not, all that glass was completely intact!

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Milk Paint Makeover of a Nightstand

Revived by Delia nightstand before

Over at Revived by Delia, Delia says that she’s had this nightstand waiting in a pile of furniture that needs makeover for so long she doesn’t even remember where it came from.  “Judging by the coat of dirt it was covered in, it had been neglected for some time,” she notes.

Revived by Delia nightstand before

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A Dash of Coco bench before

Coco keeps track of her projects at A Dash of Coco.  When she spotted this bench on her neighbors’ curb, she was torn.  It’s the dilemma of many a roadkill rescuer when faced with neighborhood roadkill:  grab it and run, or ask for permission to turn their junk into something fabulous?  In Coco’s case, she went and asked for it, and they neighbors were beyond thrilled to let it enjoy a new life at her house.  Hooray!

A Dash of Coco bench before

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Artsy Nightstand

The Weathered Door nightstand before

Reeves explains how she got a free nightstand at The Weathered Door: ” I got this nightstand when I bought a dresser… the owner threw it in and I was not going to pass that up.”  Since it was free, she felt brave enough to try something a little different from her other furniture makeovers.

The Weathered Door nightstand before

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Painted Wood Banker’s Chair

Slate bankers chair before 1 WD

You know you’ve really achieved elite junker status when even friends of friends start passing their castoffs on to you. That’s exactly how Reeves from The Weathered Door ended up with a free solid wood banker’s chair.

Slate bankers chair before 1 WD

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