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

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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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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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