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Side view of the vintage Jacobean buffet and mirror upcycled, repurposed and refinished. White and gray chalk painted, silver, dark glaze, gilding wax and glass crystal antiqued knobs to finish this one :) you can see more on my FB page. Chictoshabbyfurniturebyrebecca

Cottage Style: Although cottage style today graces even the most upscale homes, its roots lie in modest means and making do. The hallmark elements that characterize this popular look—pale paint colors, distressed surfaces, humble fabrics, and found treasures—were born of practicality in an era when high design was available only to the wealthy. Room by Wendy Johnson.

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DIY Pallet Bookcase

To repurpose old pressed wood bookcases: take the flimsy back off and replace with stained 2x4s or 1x4s. WALL COLOR