A Pretty Pair of School Desks

school desks

Two sad school desks languished in a thrift store until they were spotted by Eva at Humblebee Home. When she first saw them, Eva says “they were scratched, stained, and icky grimy but they were also DARLING.” Clearly she saw their potential and gave them the royal treatment!

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Oooh, Pretty! Mason Jar Succulent Planter


Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has been sprucing up her bathroom.  She came up with this pretty planter for succulents using scrap wood and a mason jar.


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Sofa Set Makeover

Namely Original couches before

Emily and her mom like to redo unwanted furniture in their spare time, and they blog about it at Namely Original.  This second hand sofa set was in good enough condition to use in their own living room, but they weren’t loving the blonde wood.

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Stenciled Garden Gate

discarded garden gate before

When this garden gate was being tossed in the trash by a friend, Debbie from Debbiedoo’s swooped in to save it for a new life. It was grayed and weathered from its life outside. Debbie’s husband came up with the idea to use the gate to fill an empty space in their woods where they {…Read More…}

Stained Union Jack Coffee Table

Ashley at Domestic Imperfection got this coffee table for free from a friend and decided it would be just the thing to class up her brother-in-law’s space. And the perfect opportunity to branch out and try something new! The tabletop was all sanded down and ready for some stain when Ashley couldn’t deny the fact {…Read More…}

Bedpost Candlesticks

Gail from My Repurposed Life isn’t one to throw away little scraps that are leftover from bigger projects. And why would she when she can turn those little, and seemingly inconsequential, pieces into something fabulous? These leftover cuts of bedpost may not seem worth holding onto for some… However, Gail recognized their potential to become {…Read More…}

Tree Stump Side Tables

When a neighborhood friend lost a few trees in a storm, Debbie from reFresh reStyle gained a couple of new side tables. It only took a few steps for Debbie to transform a couple of ordinary old stumps into the newest additions to her “reFreshed” dock. Debbie first enhanced the color of the wood and {…Read More…}