Broken Dresser Lives Again


Karen spotted this broken dresser on one of her tree lawn hunts for furniture. Despite it’s poor condition, she brought it home for a makeover, and tells us all about it at The Salvaged Boutique.

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Bookshelf Makeover

Pots, Pans, Paintbrushes shelves before

When Kendra at Pots, Pans & Paintbrushes and  bought her house, the owners graciously left behind two ugly brown laminate bookshelves. Rather than chunking them or using them for garage storage, she decided to give them some TLC.

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Pallet Media Center

Design Dining Diapers pallet before

When Taryn at Design, Dining + Diapers redesigned her family room recently, she had a limited budget but knew she needed a lot of storage.  Aiming for something with a rustic look, she figured out how to make this gorgeous storage system from reclaimed wood.

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Barnwood Media Tower

pile of old wood

Brooke from Killer B Designs couldn’t help but get excited when she got her hands on a bunch of old wood from a broken ranch fence. The grayed boards were perfect for building a rustic media tower and only required the purchase of a few 1x2s for a frame. Brooke says, “The best part about {…Read More…}

Floating Wall Shelves

A couple of years after a major deck renovation, and Kari from Big Plans Little Victories still had tons of mahogany boards living in her basement. That’s when she and the hubs decided to challenge themselves to see how many things they could create from the wood. Kari and her handy husband repurposed several of {…Read More…}

Book Wall Shelves

I love this “clever new use for old books” that was featured on Real Simple. Old books, like the ones pictured, often have really neat designs on the spines and are perfect for turning into colorful and decorative shelves. The books simply slide between two large brackets on the bottom and a small one on {…Read More…}

Children’s Storage Hutch


Catherine from Freddy & Petunia got a call from her niece about some trash treasures that were sitting curbside. From the stash Catherine nabbed two nightstands, one with French Provincial styling and one that was pretty boxy looking. They were both in rough shape and missing parts, but, of course, that didn’t interfere with Catherine’s {…Read More…}

Laminate Bookshelf with Fabric Backdrop

Catherine from Bluenose Life found a small laminate bookshelf that was destined for the dump in her neighborhood. You’ve probably had one of these Wal-mart cheapies at some point in your life. Catherine sanded the whole piece down and then primed and painted it white. She jazzed it up by creating a new back from {…Read More…}