One Friend’s Trash is Another Friend’s Treasure

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“A few months ago when I spotted a beat up little table, apparently ready to be discarded on a friend’s porch, I just had to ask about the little table’s future,” says Joan from Nicer Than New.  Her friend replied that as far as she was concerned, the table was garbage, so Joan could have it if she wanted it.  Score!

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70′s Dresser Becomes Media Console

Just Trying to Make Cents media console before

Jaye from Just Tryin’ to Make Cents of It All tells us, “We needed a TV Console for our new TV and I just knew I could find something at my favorite thrift store.”  She found a heavy-duty dresser (circa 1970)that probably came as a matching set with a groovy waterbed.

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Restored Walnut Dresser

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Titia of Crafty in Canada was on her way to her favorite junk store when she spotted a pile of furniture on the side of the road. Amongst the pieces was this painted dresser. Titia says, “I just knew there was something special under all that ugly ewwwy paint.”

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Refinished Walnut Dresser

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Tami from Curb Alert answered an ad on her local Freecycle website and ended up with a broken whitewashed dresser. It was quite the shabby little fellow, but nothing Tami couldn’t tackle when armed with some sandpaper. Tami sanded off all of the dirty, washed out white and replaced it with a rich walnut finish. {…Read More…}