Now the Hay is Gone, This Cabinet Looks Great!

old-cabinet

“I got this cabinet off the free section in Craigslist,” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “I had to remove hay out of it because the people had been storing it in
their barn.”

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Free Desk Gets a Fabulous Makeover

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Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish.

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French Farm Inspired Piano Bench Rescue

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“My family is finally getting past the shame and embarrassment phase of me grabbing things from the trash,” laughs Mindi at My Love 2 Create.  “In fact, this bench was picked up by my oldest son–I didn’t even have to get out of the car!” The piano bench they hauled home was sturdy and useable, {…Read More…}

Gorgeous Makeover for a Roll-Top Desk

roll-top-desk-open

Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish

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Lace on a Dresser

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“My husband originally painted this dresser over 5 years ago to go in our son’s room before he was born, explains Stephanie at Crafting in the Rain. “We recently got him a new dresser, and I got to try something fun a girly on this one.”

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Wine Bottles Make Pretty Picnic Centerpiece

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Over at Club Chica Circle, Pauline saved some wine bottles to use for a craft project. She wanted to take advantage of their pleasing shapes and the beautiful colors of the glass.

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Stylish Side Tables Started as Paint Buckets

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“If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know I have an addiction for recycling old paint buckets,” says Ama at OhOh Blog. But when you see the stylish side tables she’s going to show you, you’ll have a hard time believing that they started out as paint buckets!

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Cute Magnet Boards from Salvage

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Amy Jo from The Little Moments tells me that the owner of a salvage shop gave her these old metal ceiling tiles for free. “I don’t know ANYBODY who wants to put in a metal ceiling these days!” she laughs.

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