Vintage School Desk Makeover

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Some rescues have a really fun history, like this little school desk that got a makeover from Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama.  Dee tells us, “This was originally my desk back when I was a lot smaller and younger–and no, I’m not that old! My aunt worked for one of the local school districts, and she saved this from being thrown when one of the older schools was being renovated.”

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Pretty Clutch from Used Textiles

Sneezerville denim clutch

Over at Sneezerville, Britt combined a worn pair of trouser jeans and an old floral tablecloth to make a pretty accessory:  a clutch!

Denim Trousers

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Pretty Pink Striped Dresser Makeover

Restoration Redoux pink striped dresser before

Shanna of Restoration Redoux is thrilled to have a new baby niece on the way.  She was delighted to help decorate the nursery by refinishing an antique dresser that the new parents already owned.

Restoration Redoux pink striped dresser before

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Dipped (and Striped!) Chair Makeover

The Happy Housie chair before

Krista blogs over at The Happy Housie.  Recently, she freshened up her entryway with board and batten.  The shabby little chair sitting in the entryway looked even shabbier next to the pretty new walls, so Krista decided she needed to spruce it up a bit.

The Happy Housie chair before

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Colorful Bench for the Porch

Dee Constructed painted bench before

Over at Dee Constructed, Dee was at a friend’s home when she spotted this bench in a corner of the garage.  The bench was unloved and unwanted, covered in dust and cobwebs.  When Dee exclaimed over it, her friend was more than happy to load it into the back of Dee’s car to go home with her.

Dee Constructed painted bench before

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Ex-Girlfriend’s Dresser Makeover

The Turquoise Piano dresser before

When Kelli of The Turquoise Piano married her husband, she just assumed that the old dresser he had was something special to him.  Three years later, she asked about it and learned that it had belonged to his ex-girlfriend’s sister, and he couldn’t remember how it ended up at his house!  Can you say makeover time?

The Turquoise Piano dresser before

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Refinished Chair

The Weathered Door chair before

When a family friend told Reeves they had some furniture in their garage they were going to get rid of, she went right over to take it off their hands.  Reeves, who blogs at The Weathered Door, took the unwanted furniture home and gave it some TLC.

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Striped Side Table

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Ashley from Cherished Bliss got this little table from her mother-in-law. After a complete fail trying to refinish it, Ashley turned to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to get the job one. The chalk paint totally came through. In only one naptime, Ashley finished the whole table, stripes, wax, and all! I love how the stripes {…Read More…}