Sofa Set Makeover

Namely Original couches before

Emily and her mom like to redo unwanted furniture in their spare time, and they blog about it at Namely Original.  This second hand sofa set was in good enough condition to use in their own living room, but they weren’t loving the blonde wood.

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Old World Two Tone Dresser

One of my Roadkill Rescue readers Liz, found this old, beaten up dresser in the back of an office building.  She said it was solid and super heavy and her sister-in-law helped her cause by helping her load it up.  Liz knew she could make this painted brown/black cabinet piece into an awesome chest of {…Read More…}

Two-Tone Coffee Table

Years ago, Nicole at Thrifty Decorating hauled this coffee table out of the garbage. She first painted it black and then got tired of the black and painted it cream. She still never loved it but lived with the look for years until the table was just in bad shape. Then the project that was {…Read More…}

Rustic Wine Crate

I so love simple projects that yield fantastic results! This wine crate upcycle from Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl is one such project. Brittany received a wooden wine crate from a friend with a stash of magazines. You know she was probably more excited about the crate than what it held! With just some stain {…Read More…}

Rustic Crate Table


Leslie from Sweet Sweet Simplicity transformed a shipping crate she got from a friend into a gorgeous and functional piece of furniture in just a few simple steps. Leslie stained the crate a rich red mahogany and then simply added casters. I love the rustic look and storage capabilities of repurposing a shipping crate. Plus, {…Read More…}

Stained Headboard Bench

Lindsay from Diary of a Crafty Lady worked with her dad to build a gorgeous bench for her sister’s front porch. The project began with a headboard and footboard that Lindsay’s dad picked up. The pieces were solid wood with a nice inset design and knobs. The headboard became the back of the bench, and {…Read More…}

Vintage Radio Bar

This 1930’s Radio Cabinet was about to become homeless when Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected and her husband Scott found it. Unfortunately, the radio components were unsalvageable but they were able to upcycle the vintage radio into something fun and useful instead. Scott took this project on himself, working hard to refinish the exterior and {…Read More…}

Paint and Stain Desk

Allison from Fab Rehab Creations received her grandfather’s old desk when her parents decided to sell their vacation home. Allison knew she wanted to keep it for her own work space and give it an updated, two-tone look.   Allison refinished the top in dark walnut and painted the base a creamy white with some {…Read More…}