I have seen these 1970's living room sets in thrift stores and passed them up....quickly, but I love how this was recycled into a beautiful outdoor furniture set.

70's Set to Outdoor Beauty!


Love this idea of using a burlap valance to skirt a chair. I have done this with a bedskirt.

Junk Chic Cottage: Chair Up Do


Redoing a Goodwill Coffee Table - in black-"I am LOVING a black paint from Behr (shock) called Black Suede."--Eggshell finish

Thrifty Decor Chick: Transforming a Goodwill coffee table


DIY-a video tutorial for painting a black finish on furniture (pottery barn style)

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If you're new to painting, I would HIGHLY recommend visiting All Things Thrifty and read her post Painting Furniture 101. This is where I started and I am sooo thankful for this post to set me in the right direction. Check out her piano transformation here! it is TO DIE FOR!

Classy Clutter: Desperate Dresser {Our First Post!}


How to get a beautiful black finish {pottery barn style}!

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Tutorial: How to achieve the Potterybarn Black Finish.... this is really neat!!!

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used Ace Hardware’s Royal paint in “Cannon ball” to paint 2 coats. Then once it dried completely, I used a 120 grit sheet of sandpaper to distress the areas I wanted the wood color to show through.

Classic Black Console Makeover


How to Freshen Up (Paint) Your Outdoor Cushions - I can't believe this works! Genius!!! (and the tutorial is very helpful and detailed)

How to Freshen Up (Paint) Your Outdoor Cushions - denise designed


Rusty Heart Designs: DIY Centerpiece (A tutorial)

Rusty Heart Designs: DIY Centerpiece (A tutorial)


Multiple Choices

11 Small-House Tricks


DIY Furniture Style Kitchen Island | Everyday Enchanting

Build Your Own DIY Furniture Style Kitchen Island


My Repurposed Life Not all projects turn out as expected. This tutorial will show you how to make a bench from two unwanted chairs.

repurposed chairs double chair bench


Basic or unattractive wooden armchairs are a flea market staple. Buy one for a few dollars and give it a new attitude.

A Home Decor Makeover with Crafts


Great repainted table ~ I used the Valspar Satin paint in Black (I forgot to take the picture of the can before I painted with it). This product comes pretinted so it is a nice deep black. It is a water based, roll on paint that goes on really thin but sticks like spray paint. I loved that I could still see the grain of the wood through the paint. I did 5 thin coats

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Love the painted chairs

Free Farmhouse Dining Table Plans


FRENCH BLUE SIDEBOARD - top is ASCP graphite, serpentine body is equal parts ASCP paris gray mixed with louis blue, with dark wax, and old white trim in all the right places. LOVE the mirror too.



Coffee Table turned Ottoman before and after - artsychicksrule.com #makeover #ottoman #diy

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Paint a dresser; take out bottom drawer, add baskets and there is an awesome accent table!

Evolution of Style: September 2010


Before and After Coffee Table makeover

Coffee Table Makeover {Industrial} - Beneath My Heart


Katie Nordquist | blog | DIY: Upholstered Headboard

Katie Nordquist | blog | DIY: Upholstered Headboard


This tall cabinet adds storage and a casual country look to any room. The surprise is that it's so easy to make: You start with an unfinished bookcase--whatever size suits your purpose--and add a pair of ready-made louvered shutters. For this 7-foot-tall cabinet, 18-by-80 7/8-inch shutters were used. Shutters typically come in two styles: traditional, with 1 1/4-inch slats, and plantation, with 2 1/4-inch slats. The latter were selected because their scale fit this large unit. (Photo: Thomas...

8 Creative Ways to Use Old Shutters


10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers! The story of what one blogger has learned after painting over 20 pieces of furniture. Successes, failures, and everything in between! This is a great read!

LiveLoveDIY: 10 Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers


recycled furniture redone very nicely..

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