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!"
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.
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."
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."
At Lolly Jane, Kelli reveals that all her neighbors know just how much she loves "junk". They call her when they have stuff to get rid of, and that's how Kelli acquired this heavy-duty coffee table top.
"We have a big graduation party coming up this month and I wanted to make outdoor lanterns to decorate the tables and provide a little ambiance," says Susan at Organized 31. Luckily she has an extensive collection of glass bottles, all ready to recyle.
Over at my other blog, Infarrantly Creative, I recently shared a tutorial for a fun refashion. I took scraps of fabric--including some that used to be t-shirts--and turned them into cute, comfy skirts for my little girl!
A while back, Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer had the opportunity to collect some discarded fencing--for free! "It had been cut into the perfect 4 X 4 stack," she notes. She's been able to get a lot of mileage from that pile of boards. Want to see some of her projects?
When Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof first moved into her current home, she loved the pretty periwinkle blue of the buffet/entertainment center in their living room. "And it is still a really pretty color. But it does not work well with navy blue or gray or kelly green," Jenna notes, the colors that she's gravitated to in her current decor.
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