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.
At Confessions of a Serial DIYer, Christy had this tulip wreath from last year's spring decor. "I had it hanging in the garage and it had fallen several times and was looking a little tattered, " she explains, so she decided to take the wreath apart and make something else for this year.
"My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street," explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.
Here's a quick and easy project for anyone who has access to animals. That would be wood or plastic animals, not the real thing--you don't want to drill holes in those! Anyway, Betsy from Happily Ever After Etc. came up with this project, and while she purchased her animal from Amazon, you can find similar animals in toy bins and garage sales across America. Look around--you might find one in your own house!
Aimee blogs at The Crazy Crafty Lady. There, she explains that the mismatched and worn-out dining set that she had really wasn't her style. But with two year old twins, this stage of her life is not the one in which she is going to be investing in fine furniture. Instead, she decided to restyle the table that she had.
This old table was rescued by Sarah when she found it sitting on the roadside in front of her apartment complex. It didn't look too promising, but she took it home anyway. Check out the makeover she gave it at Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.
When DeDe of Designed Decor wanted a little something new to brighten up her wall, she went shopping in her own garage. Leftover pallet pieces and baseboard trim became the star of this shabby chic wall decor.
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!
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.
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.
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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