Decoupaged Desk Makeover

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Shanna from Restoration Redoux found this desk in the free section of Craigslist. “When we went to pick it up, it was in a very sketchy alley,” she confesses.

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Family Heirlooms Get a New Look for the Next Generation

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These little side tables have already sat in two generations of homes. Anam’s grandparents had them first, passed them along to her parents, and now they have come to live at Anam’s house. At her blog, Delicious and DIY, Anam shares how she updated them to suit her taste.

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Old Storage Becomes New Outdoor Decor

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When Kelli from Lolly Jane was a newlywed, her mom bought her this cabinet for much-needed storage in a tiny apartment. On a whim, Kelli painted it with sage green craft paint one night while her husband was working late. Recently, she decided to give it new life as a garden cart.

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Knock, Knock! Door Turned Desk

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“When we moved away from Iowa, I had a couple of really old doors with the super cool keyholes in them,” says Laura of Laura Kelly Designs. She took the doors with her, knowing that they had potential to become something really great. Recently, she decided to turn one of the doors into a desk.

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Tube Television Turned Dog House

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“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?

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Navy Striped Goodwill Vase with Metallic Touch

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Tamara blogs at Provident Home Design. Lately she’s been working on accessorizing her dining room. When she saw this vase for cheap at her local Goodwill, Tamara looked past the pinkish mauve color and saw that it had potential.

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Duct Tape Transforms Storage Drawers

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Linda from With a Blast shares the backstory on this old storage drawers unit. “I have had this particular unit for years…it used to be hidden under my desk.” But now that Linda has moved her furniture around, the drawers will be in a more visible area, and she decided they were a little too blah.

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Vintage Suitcase is Pretty in Pink

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Over at Pretty Providence, Sarah has a collection of vintage suitcases down in her cellar, which she scored at yard sales over time. One day she got brave enough to take on an old ugly suitcase and make it something beautiful. Sarah wasn’t quite brave enough to take on a spooky cellar though, so her husband saved the day and brought up the suitcase. That’s what husbands are for, am I right?

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