Turn a Pine Dresser Into a Silver Leaf Bedside Table

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

You know how it goes. Family's coming in town for the holidays, you've thrown your junk into the sparsely furnished spare bedroom and now you're scurrying to spruce up the joint. One thing you'll need to win over your mother-in-law is a bedside table instead of a t.v. tray. Grab an old junker at Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a thrift store and quickly get to work. Here's what you need:

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How To: Bed Bug Free Thrifting

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 09/29/2010

Two months ago I got clean. I stopped buying used furniture and other cast-off household decor. Until last Friday. One little left hand turn off the road to Lowes and I was back at my favorite Goodwill store. Oh so what?  I'm not throwing my money away. I'm making charitable contributions. It was different this time. (I mostly bought slick surfaced goodies.)

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A Sad Table Gets Blue

by DIY Maven

For fifteen years, this sad little, garage-sale-find coffee table was collecting dust in Melissa's garage. A reconfiguration of living room furniture compelled her to rescue it from its isolation and give it a new life. The little table went from

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Sewing Table turned Entry Table

by DIY Maven

small-entry-table before
In the last edition of the Curbly Make It! library, "Make It! Secondhand Chic", I turned an old sewing table into a laptop table. Since I didn't need a laptop table, I'm now using it as a little table at the landing of my stairs. Restored Style and I were, apparently, on the same wavelength.

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Dresser Re-Do

by DIY Maven

This is one of those pieces of furniture that I might overlook because of the turned legs and that applied molding on the drawers. However, Barb from knack studios subdued those overwrought elements with a delicious painting

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Secondhand Chic Makeover Makeover

by DIY Maven

created at: 07/19/2010

One of the projects that I contributed to Curbly's Make It! Secondhand Chic featured the above side table. I snagged it at a local thrift shop for about 4 bucks. (The reason it was so inexpensive, I assume, was because the marble top was chipped and fractured. Good for me, because I didn't want the top anyway. The simple cherry wood bottom was all I wanted.) My first thought was to make a frame for the top, paint it up and then tile the center. But since tiled table top tutes are

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New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

by Chris Gardner

created at: 07/15/2010

Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.

"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself to a...

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Trash to Treasure: A New Dress a Day

by DIY Maven

Wanna get famous and sign a book deal? Maybe have somebody make a movie out of your life? Think of an idea like this and then do it. Marisa Lynch's determination to turn thrift store dresses into fun, contemporary dresses and documenting the journey puts her in the running to become the next Julie Powell

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