Refreshing the Finish on Vintage Chairs


Over at Clockwork Interiors, Cynthia was looking for a few small projects she could work on. She remembered her stash of chairs in the garage awaiting TLC, and decided that it was time to breathe a little life into a few of them. “They are so comfortable, and I love the fact that they came out of someone’s work shop!” she says of this set of three handmade, vintage chairs.

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DIY Concrete Dining Set


Aimee blogs at The Crazy Crafty Lady. There, she explains that the mismatched and worn-out dining set that she had really wasn’t her style. But with two year old twins, this stage of her life is not the one in which she is going to be investing in fine furniture. Instead, she decided to restyle the table that she had.

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Red, White, and Blue Side Table Makeover


When Shanna’s friend found this dumpy little side table in her mother’s attic, she offered it to Shanna–who was more than happy to take it away! She talks about the makeover process over at Restoration Redoux.

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Blue Painted Cabinet

refabbed record cabinet before

This old radio cabinet had sat through two weeks of garage sales, but no one wanted it due to its beat up condition. Fortunately, its story does have a happy ending because Reeves from the Weathered Door swooped in to the rescue!

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Rescued Red Buffet

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Karin at Art Is Beauty was out with her girlfriends for a birthday lunch when she spotted an old dresser at the side of a city street.  Her friends were nice enough to help her load it up into the back of the minivan and bring it home, where Karin gave it a new life.

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Refinished Card Catalog Cabinet

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Erin from DIY On the Cheap transported this old library cart home in pieces all the way from her grandparent’s in Indiana to her home in Atlanta. Erin’s grandparents were the ones who rescued this beautiful piece from a vacant school building that was owned by a family friend. The cabinet had been sitting inside {…Read More…}

Refinished Cabinet Nightstand

vintage record player cabinet

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust was on the lookout for the perfect nightstand to accompany the custom bed she was building for her guest bedroom. She found a vintage record player cabinet at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore for only $20 that fit just what she had in mind. Kristen refinished the cabinet with an {…Read More…}

Vintage Play Kitchen


Andrea from Queen B and Me rescued this vintage play kitchen from the demolition pile at her parent’s house. Andrea’s father had intended to refinish it for her daughter but obviously had abandoned the project.  Andrea decided to take on the goopy layers of paint and peeling laminate counter. The job required hours of sanding {…Read More…}