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Moroccan Stenciled Desk Makeover

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! savvy young something before
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Herringbone Table Makeover

"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. twin dragonfly designs before
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Cross-Stitched Cane Chair

"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. My Poppet cross stitch chair before
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Rustic Frame from an Old Trellis

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. Design Dining & Diapers trellis wood before
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Chalkboard Window

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. House by Hoff window before
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Faux Aged Iron Patio Furniture

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." Sweet C's Designs patio furniture before