Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold…But You Still Don’t Want It!

Homework gold leaf table before

At Homework, Carolyn shares how she rescued a little table that used to belong to her father-in-law.  ”Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood,” she says.  ”At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house.”

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Forgotten Board Becomes a Lovely Coat Rack

Simply Country Life coatrack before

At her blog Simply Country Life, Adina tells us that this piece of wood was headed to the garbage because the carvings that had once been on it had broken or fallen off.  Even with those carvings missing, she loved the shape of the piece, so Adina saved it from the burn pile.

Simply Country Life coatrack before

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Benched: Trash Bound Headboard Gets Repurposed

Foool4Peppers headboard before

Brian of Fool4Peppers tells me that he found this headboard in his neighbor’s trash.  He’s transformed a few headboards into benches already, so he was definitely ready to go to work on another bench with this one.

Foool4Peppers headboard before

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Pop of Color for a Vintage Dresser

Primer and Pinated Nails dresser before

Kelly blogs over at Primer and Painted Nails.  ”I got a call from my neighbor the other day because her sister had several pieces of furniture she just wanted gone,” she says.  This dresser was one of them.

Primer and Pinated Nails dresser before

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Vanity Bench Redo with Fun Fabric

Sunset Coast vanity bench before

Cindy blogs at Sunset Coast.  She found a vanity bench that had seen better days, but the curvy legs were so pretty she decided to give it a second life.

Sunset Coast vanity bench before

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Pretty White Desk Makeover

Amy Giggles Designs desk before

At Amy Giggles Designs, Amy shares a furniture makeover project that she helped her parents with.  They started with a garage sale find desk that wasn’t in great shape.

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Vintage Sideboard Restored

Design It Girl dresser before

When DesignItGirl Nicole spotted this sideboard on the roadside, she was on her way to work.  ”I didn’t have time to stop and lug that huge piece of vintage into my truck,” she laments.  ”I prayed she would be waiting for me and the (bad) garbage man didn’t take her. Sure enough there she was waiting for me on my way home from work.”

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Credenza Makeover

The Weekend Country Girl credenza before

At The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says, “I found this beauty by the side of the road on the way home from work. It took some smooth talking to my Hubby to get him to take the truck and pick it up.  I had to go back with him and we almost died getting it loaded. It is 6 1/2 feet long and weighs about the same amount as a baby elephant.”

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