Candlelit Romance from Chippy Barn Wood

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Sara, A.K.A “Mrs. Major Hoff” blogs at Major Hoff Takes a Wife.  She tells us, ” My friend just happened to find this fabulous chippy painted barn wood when she was out strolling through a pasture. Okay, so she is a veterinarian, and maybe is out in pastures more than the rest of us–but holy smokes! What a score!”

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Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

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Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

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Vintage Folding Chair Makes a Great Command Center

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Over at Nalle’s House, Anu asks, “A folding chair is great for small spaces, parties and as additional seating, but what do you do with it while it’s not in use?  I decided to make my vintage folding chair serve double duty as seating and as a command center in my front entry.”

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Spiffing Up Old Books

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Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books.  She covers them with fabric!

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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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