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Re Cycled Dresser to Child’s Kitchen

I just saw this on another bloggers site and just had to share it with you….since it’s right up my alley….love these kitchens for kids!!!

Have a little baker in your home that would love a play kitchen for the holidays? With a bit of TLC and some inspiration, you can transform an old piece of furniture into an adorable play set. You’ll be amazed by these whimsical transformations! From a Dresser Top… Photo …to a Cozy Kitchen Nook. […]

via DIY Children’s Play Kitchens from Recycled Furniture — Agatha Chocolats

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Chairs UpCycled

These chairs are from a waiting room that they were going to throw out. You have seen these chairs probably in every waiting room you have been in….


Would you take them home? If so, what would you do with them? Well, the first thing was to remove/replace that ugly tweed fabric and padding inside.

Then pick out a paint color you like. I went with the same paint color on the wood. Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x Satin Spray in Oasis Blue…Take your time…do 2 light coats, letting them dry in between coats. Then follow up with a couple of light coats of poly, letting dry in between coats.

The complimenting fabric is a high end outdoor fabric (that I had leftover from a previous job).  These would be perfect for a covered porch or patio.  The cost is the cost of a can of spray paint. Here they are now!


What I am trying to say is….think outside the box. If it is in good condition, and you could use them when finished…what a steal! Get your stapler ready….upholstery is easy. If you have any questions…happy always to answer.


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Dresser Repurposed Update

I wanted to share with you a beautiful creation by Rita  Champine. What she did was she took the drawers of the dresser and used fabric and embellishments to make the drawers look like suitcases. So no need to look for suitcases to make one of your own. Just pick out some great fabric from your local fabric store and happy creating!!…This dresser was being tossed aside to be burned.


and after Rita’s magic….Painted the entire structure with brown rustoleum paint. Found some material from my local fabric store recent bins. Added some embellishments from things I had laying around in my work room – old belt buckles, handles, locks, upholstery tack. Added in all the right places and now this piece can continue on to it’s next journey of existences.


Isn’t this a wonderful inspiration…

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Hello Birdie

I was in Home Depot a bit ago, and in the indoor garden area they have all these parakeets that are so realistic looking. I purchased a smaller one. He was sitting on a wire ring. When I got home, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with him…don’t you just hate that random purchase…nah..I will figure out something. He kinda was too small to make a big impact in the pergola….so I had to figure out something else.

I had this cage I had found…on the curb…actually with 2 others. They were in pretty bad shape..


So, I took a wire brush and  a solution of 50-50 vinegar and water and scrubbed off the water stains and rust. I couldn’t get it all off, but it looked pretty good. After it was dry, I sprayed it with Rustoleum 2x Metallic Gold…look at how pretty it looks now…


I love this spray paint!! So pretty…so then I took the little bird and put it into the cage. I fastened his ring to the top inside….now he is sitting pretty…


Isn’t this cute!! Doesn’t he look real. I had posted this on another site and they thought the birdie was real…