Refreshing the Finish on Vintage Chairs

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Over at Clockwork Interiors, Cynthia was looking for a few small projects she could work on. She remembered her stash of chairs in the garage awaiting TLC, and decided that it was time to breathe a little life into a few of them. “They are so comfortable, and I love the fact that they came out of someone’s work shop!” she says of this set of three handmade, vintage chairs.

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Grandpa’s Nightstand Goes Shabby Chic

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This little side table sat next to the bedside of Jessica’s grandpa for years. It was worn and shabby, but to Jessica the nightstand was a keepsake. See how she revived it at Live Randomly Simple.

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Old Tennis Racket Wreath

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If you are a crafter or a maker or a collector, chances are you have enough in your stash to make just about anything at any given time! That’s the case for Kathy at Petticoat Junktion, who challenged herself to come up with some spring decor using stuff she already had on hand. Here’s what she came up with: a twig wreath form, a flower, and an old tennis racket.

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Which Way Did This Dresser Makeover Go?

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Well, it’s easy to figure that out, because this dresser is full of maps! Karen from The Salvaged Boutique rescued this dresser from the curbside on garbage day. Although it had sustained some minor damage, she knew that it could be repaired and restyled.

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Mantle Clock Revamp

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Several years ago, Sara spotted this mantle clock at a garage sale and brought it home. Initially, she thought that maybe her husband could fix it, but it turned out that a few key components were missing….so using it as an actual clock got scrapped. Sara shares what she did with it instead at Thrifty Treasures.

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Vintage School Desk Gets Smart

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“During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side,” says Emily at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Seeing beyond the peeling paint job, she could see the potential in this desk and took it home.

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Storage Trunk Makeover

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“My brother found this old trunk in his attic and wanted me to work my magic on it,” Bre begins her story. “I wanted to keep most of the original character but it needed some updates as well.” She shares the process at Brepurposed.

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Vintage Door Knob Picture Holder

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Here’s a fun way to display favorite pictures from She’s Crafty. Candice found these vintage doorknobs a while back, and has been waiting for just the right project to come along. When she got her new family pictures this year, she came up with the perfect way to display both pictures and doorknobs.

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