Drink Enough Frappuccino and You Can Make These Pretty Vases

What's Ur Home Story painted vase before

“After seeing a ton of painted Mason jar projects on Pinterest I’ve been saving up every glass bottle/jar that I come across,” says Vidya at What’s Ur Home Story.  “So it was no big surprise that these didn’t end up in my recycle bin.”

What's Ur Home Story painted vase before

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Bar Stools Get a Lighter, Brighter Look

Chase the Star bar stools before

Over at Chase the Star, Barbara has been working on updating her kitchen and dining area with lighter, brighter colors.  These barstools had already been through a lot when they arrived at her house (check out that scary before picture), so this was their second rescue under Barbara’s capable hands.

Chase the Star bar stools before

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Working Magic on Fake Pumpkins

Rain on a Tin Roof pumpkins before

Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof had some funny little dollar store pumpkins.  They were a cute size, but the seam around the middle was sort of….undesirable.

Rain on a Tin Roof pumpkins before

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From Dark to Light: A Butcher Block Redo

So Much Better With Age butcher block before

Jamie from So Much Better With Age bought this small butcher block table off of Craigslist years ago, and she’s loved having it in her kitchen.  She never quite liked how the table looked with her dark floors, however–it was just too much dark wood in one space.

So Much Better With Age butcher block before

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Painting Upholstery Instead of Replacing It

Elizabeth Joan Designs painted chair before

At Elizabeth Joan Designs, Erin scored these twin barcaloungers free from a Craigslist ad.  “And they were is great condition,” Erin notes.  “No funky smell. No nasty stains. Only a small amount of dust and hair clung on for its life as I vacuumed them off.”

Elizabeth Joan Designs painted chair before

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Tornado Trash to Kitchen Coffee Bar

Upcycle Addict bathroom cabinet before

“I believe this was one of those small cabinets that go above a toilet or perhaps in a laundry room,” says Sherry at Upcycle Addict.  “It was in perfect condition… nothing wrong with it.  It was sitting on a curb along with a small mountain of stuff that had been tossed after clean up from the tornado.”

Upcycle Addict bathroom cabinet before

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Spa-Like Treatment Gives an Old Chair New Life

Nicer Than New duct tape chair before

Joan blogs at Nicer Than New.  When she spotted this chair on the curb in her neighbourhood, she made a u-turn and loaded it up, duct tape and all.  On closer inspection, she discovered that the chair was made of teak in Denmark.   “By the tag, I also believe he was a big deal during the ’70s,” Joan says.

Nicer Than New duct tape chair before

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Upcycling an Old Calendar for Chic Wall Art

Life on the Bay Bush calendar before

Over at Life on the Bay Bush, Amanda has been sprucing up her laundry room.  When she needed some artwork for one wall, she was having some difficulty finding something that worked for the room and that she liked.  So she got a little help from Barbie.

Life on the Bay Bush calendar before

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