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Five Great Reasons for Repurposing Furniture

By krys January 31, 2012

Reclaiming furniture is a lovely way to avoid waste, make something unique, get exactly what you want, preserve a sense of history while saving money!

Furniture Facelift: Becca's Dumpster Headboard

By Blogger July 8, 2011

I must be rubbing off on the people around me. My good pal Becca came to me with this headboard she rescued from the garbage truck. It's a little dingy and a little banged up but you'd never know after Becca finished with it! This headboard was just leaning against the dumpster, all but forgotten from society, when Becca came and dragged off scooped up this guy and brought him home. I love happy endings!

Furniture Facelift: Shannon's Coffee Table

By Blogger February 15, 2011

As many of you know I like to upcycle pieces of wood furniture when I can. And I'm going to share my dirty little secret with you all, I purposely drive around on Sundays every so often and look for discarded furniture to remake. Sunday is the day that my neighborhood can put anything they want out on the curb and it will get hauled off to the dump. I think of myself as a knight in shining armor to these poor furniture pieces that have not quite hit their expiration date yet. This became quite a bad habit before I moved into my most recent apartment, and before I knew it my garage looked like an episode of hoarders. But unlike a hoarder I know how to host an amazing garage sale, and anyways long story short this table was one of the pieces I kept.

Furniture Facelift: Sara's Patio Chair

By Blogger December 20, 2010

Literally one of the easiest remakes you can do is spray paint. You can spray paint just about any hard piece of wood, plastic, glass, even some metals. And brightening up your patio is as easy as putting a fresh coat of paint on something, and hey if you don't like you can always paint it back. This took all of two coats and about 5 hours to dry.