At Growing with the Gimlins, Jody shares how her mom cleaned out her garage and passed along this cute old picnic basket to Jody. But since the top was decorated with Jody’s maiden name, she decided to give it a makeover to better fit her family.
Over at Club Chica Circle, Pauline had a basic beach bag that she wanted to give a little more personality. She decided to add a bit of color and pattern.
Over at My Weekly Habit, Kristi had a well-used, yet sturdy, old wicker chair. “We actually use it when I am out front with the kids or when one of us is waiting for someone to come,” Kristi says.
Sometimes a piece of furniture is fine as it is….other than it just doesn’t look right in the space you have for it. That was the problem with this wicker chair in a corner of Christina’s bedroom. “My inner battle was that the chair’s finish was pretty as-is. It just didn’t go with the room,” she tells us on her blog, Operation Home.
Susan from Names On the Jersey Shore was walking her son to the bus stop one morning when she noticed that her neighbor had set these wicker chairs out for curbside trash pickup. Other than a little wear and tear, they looked fine, so Susan picked them up before the garbage truck could.
Over at Thistlewood Farm, KariAnne had a very shabby wicker desk she’d found at a yard sale. The desktop was pretty damaged, and when some serious sanding wouldn’t fix that, KariAnne had to come up with a plan B. Her solution? Stick-on cork tiles from Walmart.