At Savvy Young Something, Sarah bought a solid wood white desk on Craigslist shortly after moving into a new house. She admitted that the desk needed a lot of work, but sat in her basement for about five months. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to let projects sit on the back burner sometimes!
"We've had this table for years! It's been through messy toddlers times two, who have recently moved on to creative art expression with markers. And being that we had pretty much scrubbed the finish right off of the table, drawings had become ingrained in the wood," confesses Heather of Twin Dragonfly Designs.
"I found this beautiful hand woven cane web chair on the side of the road," says Cintia from My Poppet, noting, "It was nice and solid but a little weathered." It was also a little ho-hum, which Cintia set out to change with this makeover.
"In late winter my friend and I found a dresser put out for the trash on one of our early morning runs," tells Paula from Sweet Pea. "My husband and I repaired it, painted it and now it has a new home in our living room."
On the day Taryn of Design, Dining + Diapers pulled an old trellis out from underneath some raspberry bushes in her backyard, she had no idea how many fun things for her home were going to come from that trellis! She's already on her third project making use of the wood from it.
After finding a pile of gorgeous vintage windows on the side of the road recently, April has been sharing all the ways she's repurposing those windows at House by Hoff. (I featured one of those transformations here.) Her latest window project is perfect for a summertime vignette.
"I collect and store things I know can be made into something...someday," confesses Sara at Thrifty Treasures. "I had some legs I cut from a chair and an old cutting board that I decided to put together to make something new."
Courtney of Sweet C's Designs had some ugly black metal patio furniture that she really didn't love. "This ugly furniture was in my “to trash” pile, when I hit up an antique store in Fort Collins and I grabbed some gorgeous aged iron planters that I absolutely adored," she says. "I decided I could try to make the furniture match the aged iron."
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