Candlelit Romance from Chippy Barn Wood

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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!”

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Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

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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.

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Vintage Folding Chair Makes a Great Command Center

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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.”

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Spiffing Up Old Books

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Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books.  She covers them with fabric!

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Mantle Clock Revamp

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Several years ago, Sara spotted this mantle clock at a garage sale and brought it home. Initially, she thought that maybe her husband could fix it, but it turned out that a few key components were missing….so using it as an actual clock got scrapped. Sara shares what she did with it instead at Thrifty Treasures.

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Coffee Table Redo

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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.

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Glamorous Mirror Makeover

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At Mommy Is Coocoo, Amanda and her husband have been finishing up a bath renovation.  As part of the process, the large, unframed mirror over the vanity needed to come down.  The contractor was going to charge them money to remove and dispose of it, but Amanda had other plans.

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Blue No More: A Buffet Makeover

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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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