Rustic Industrial Coffee Table from a Throway

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Once up on time, after Dena of Hearts & Sharts had been visiting a friend, her friend asked, “Hey, do you want this crappy table?” Dena hesitated, then decided the sturdy but stained table might be perfect for turning into an upholstered ottoman someday, so took it home to sit in her garage.

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Kids Art Desk from an Armoire

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A friend of Gail’s found this kid-sized armoire in a pile of furniture on the side of the road. Knowing that Gail (of My Repurposed Life) is a genius at refabbing old furniture, the friend brought the whole pile to her. I’m pretty amazed by what she did with the armoire.

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Total Transformation for this Mod Chair

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I’ve seen some pretty dramatic rescues in my day. But this chair that Heather of The Heathered Nest picked up….well, let’s just say this does beat all. Even I would have driven right past this hot mess!

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Updating a Ceiling Fan DIY Style

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The ceiling fan in Emily’s living room was less than lovely–she pretty much declared it hideous and was ready to toss the thing. However, last summer the ceiling fans in her house were in constant use, so she felt like getting rid of it wasn’t an option. After learning that she could switch out the light portion of the fan, Emily decided to update the fan herself, and she shares the project at My So-Called DIY Blog.

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Give New Color to Tired Bed Linens

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Tempted to throw out your sheets when they start getting dingy? Heather from Woods of Bell Trees gave hers a dye job, with gorgeous shabby chic results!

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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…}

Sentimental Sign

Sparrow's Haven barnwood before

When Kelsey’s parents sold their rural property and moved across the country, they took several pieces of wood with them from the old barn that had stood on their acreage. Years later, Kelsey’s mom asked her to help turn on of those pieces of wood into something special, which she shared at Poofy Cheeks.

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Mid Century Mod Desk Gets a Beauty Treatment

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At Art is Beauty, Karin picked this desk up off the roadside over a year ago. She love the mid century modern style of the desk, but was super intimidated by the layers of oil paint, mold, and other gross stuff on the desk top.

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