At Crap I've Made, Char was shopping at the thrift store with her mom when they happened upon this teak table for a steal of a deal. It had great bones but needed a little love, or as Char puts it, "child labor."
Angie blogs at Echoes of Laughter. She had an old metal side table that was ready to be kicked to the curb. When Angie told her mom she wanted to spruce it up with spray paint, Mom was skeptical that anything could save this old table!
"These boat oars were left behind in our old house," shares Jamie from So Much Better With Age. She had been using the oars as decor in her dining room, but Jamie thought they would look even better with a little paint.
At Our Southern Home, Christy had an old set of antique iron furniture she'd purchased fifteen years ago from an ad in the newspaper. "These chairs have been sitting in the loft of our barn for over ten years!" Christy confessed.
Over at Second Chance to Dream, Barb had some old mailboxes she'd collected over time from thrift stores and garage sales. At just $1.00 each, the price was right and Barb knew she'd come up with some clever use for them.
At Crafty in Crosby, the mom-and-daughter duo Leigh and Jeanette knew that their swimming pool--or as they call it, "Redneck Swimming Hole"--was missing something. They decided a tiki bar would make their swimming hole complete, but didn't want to break the bank over it. And that's where two old pallets come in to the story!
At My Creative Days, Lindsay was browsing a yard sale when she came across a box that held a rocking chair top, along with the rest of the rocking chair...in pieces. But Lindsay knew that the broken chair still had lots of potential!
Cheryl blogs at The Creative Me and My McG. When the cushions of her garden swing seat became too damaged to use, Cheryl noticed that some patio chairs she'd saved from a neighbor's garbage matched the swing frame and fit inside the seat area. She joked to her husband that it was too bad they couldn't use the chairs as seats for the swing, and he took it as a challenge!
At her blog, Balancing Home, Megan shares, "The very first thing I said when we put an offer in on our house was, that porch needs a makeover." One reason the porch needed a makeover was the absence of visible address numbers.
Over at Clean and Scentsible, Jenn had an old planter on her porch that she had perked up with paint two years before. But recently, she noticed that her planter was no longer adding a pop of color to her porch, due to rainwater damage.
Sarah from Homeology was excited to update her outdoor spaces this year. Unfortunately, an unanticipated air conditioner replacement put a big dent in her budget. Sarah was forced to put some of her updates on the backburner and cut corners on the others. She was able to have her gorgeous mid century modern deck chairs professionally refinished, but really didn't want to put faded cushions on such pretty chairs.
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