Forgotten Cabinet Becomes Pretty Again

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This little cabinet was discovered in the attic by Camille of Gustave & Voltaire when she moved into her home. “When I saw it I realized how beautiful it could look,” Camille tells us. “Like in that 80’s movie when the plain secretary transforms into a bomb by letting her hair down and taking off her glasses.” Ha!

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Refinished Farmhouse Table

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This counter height farmhouse table was one of the first furniture purchases Kristy from The Diary of Dave’s Wife ever made. Over the years it’s been used and slightly abused. Since she still loved the table, Kristy decided to give it a new lease on life with a makeover.

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Milk Painted Corner Hutch

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Do you have a spot in your house that bugs you? For Allison at The Golden Sycamore, it was a corner in her dining room. No matter what she tried to do with it, “It just never felt right.” Then she spotted this corner cabinet on her neighbor’s curb and dragged it home. She put it in the problem corner just to keep it out of the way but fell in love with how it looked there! And once you see what she did with it, you’ll fall in love with it too.

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Updating a Kitchen Table

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At Classy Clutter, Mallory had the chance to help give a friend’s dining room a new look. The focal point of the room was this sturdy, solid wood mission-style table. Since the table was in great shape and had some fantastic details, Mallory suggested lightening it up a bit with paint.

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Nasty Rocker Gets a Major Makeover

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“So, my aunt rescued this old rocking chair from a dumpster,” begins Ashley at Domestic Imperfection.  ” As soon as my husband saw it sitting on the front porch he cringed and asked, ‘are we really keeping that nasty thing?’” Ashley reassured him that it wouldn’t be nasty for long, and got to work on a {…Read More…}

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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Basic Chair Goes Shabby Chic

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At her blog, Live Randomly Simple, Jessica shares a fun chair revamp. She took a basic, ladder back chair and used some paint and a stencil to infuse it with personality.

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Painting an Upholstered Chair Pink

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“In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by,” confesses Shanna at Restoration Redoux. After figuring out that it was possible to actually paint upholstery, however, her days of passing by vintage chairs are over. Shanna was thrilled when her mom spotted this tufted number on a neighbor’s curb.

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