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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Out of the Ashes

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Amy’s brother works for a restoration company and was cleaning up a house that had recently suffered a fire.  “When he came across this little end table…he knew I could save it and give it a new life!” she tells us at Junque Chic. Due to all the water and smoke damage, it was necessary to {…Read More…}

Trashed Chairs Get a Glam New Look

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“I’m not usually the trash picking sort (this was a first for me) but I really couldn’t resist,” Erin confesses at House of Earnest.  When she spotted these cane chairs in her neighbor’s trash pile, she lost all her inhibitions about trash picking.   Despite the unraveling cane wrap, seats that were barely there, and {…Read More…}

From Paint Cart to Sophisticated Kitchen Island

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Needing more counter surface in her kitchen, Meg of Oliver & Rust did some online window shopping for a small island or kitchen cart. She fell in love with one at William-Sonoma, but the pricetag was way out of reach. “After not getting or finding what I want, I was huffing in the garage and saw my paint cart–formerly the little island in our first home,” Meg says. “The top was covered with paint but the size was perfect.”

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Mismatched Cabinets Get a Little Love

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At Thrift Craft Love, Jess has been working on fixing up a craft room for herself. “I wanted to save some old metal cabinets that had been in my parents basement for more than 30 years,” she tells us, and decided that she’d incorporate them into her craft room. While they offered terrific storage potential, the cabinets were pretty beat up, and completely mismatched!

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Grandfather’s Desk for the Next Generation

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“This desk used to be my grandfather’s and is going to now be my sister-in-law’s vanity,” says Meg at Oliver & Rust.

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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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Waterfall Dresser Gets a Second Chance

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When Gail of My Repurposed Life spotted this waterfall dresser, it’s former owner was just about to break it apart and toss it in the dumpster. It was in really bad shape, having been stored for years in a damp shed.

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