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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:
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.)
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
Cathe swung by the dump on her way home one day and found this 'nasty, greasy, crusty' red wagon. It only had 2 wheels, but that did not deter Cathe from rescuing it. She brought it home took it apart, scrubbed
Can you guess what kind of salvaged frame Hannah used to make this inspiration board? If you guessed the end of a day bed, you're smarter than I am. Of course, that's the really great thing about this project: you can use just about any kind of discarded frame you come across!
Brittany snagged a $5 light fixture at her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore and decided to turn it into a Pottery Barn inspired lantern.
Michelle picked up this "hideous" glittery pink tray at Hobby Lobby for under three bucks. She gave it funky, retro once-over using, of all things, bottle caps.
Unbeknownst to this unfortunate looking chair, Ryan turned out to be her fairy godmother. Ryan didn't use a magic wand for this makeover--just a lot of hard work. Okay, maybe hard work and a little
Heather wanted a soap dispenser for her potting shed. Her mason jar idea couldn't be more appropriate. Supplies were minimal in its construction
I know what's coming next, and yet the title of this post STILL sounds improbable. But with Dr. Qui's Instructable, it's not only probable, it's totally
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
Problem: old oak hutch. Solution: black paint. Outcome: a transformation worthy of a double take.
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
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...
Rachel recently nabbed this end table at a garage sale for 3 bucks. As she says, "It wasn't the prettiest chicken in the coop." But it did have potential. A little spray paint and some masking tape and ta-da:
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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