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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Repurposed & Refinished Piece of Furniture

As you may or may not remember, CH and I repair, refurbish and refinish furniture.  CH is the major talent and I am the helper.  I take care of the marketing and business end of things.  We find old pieces on the side of the road; we buy some at yard sales; and we get some from friends.  We have been doing this for almost two years as a supplement to our retirement income and have sold all but two pieces.  We sell in consignment shops, flea markets, Craigslist and direct sales. 

It is such a rush when a piece is finished as we had planned.  It is even more of a rush when a piece sells - not just because of the money but because someone else appreciates what we have done. 

I have posted pics of some of our makeovers and will be doing so again soon.  But in the meantime, I want to share a project from Apartment Therapy.  The pic below is the finished piece.. What do you think it started as?

In order to find out click here to get to Apartment Therapy for the answer and all the particulars.
I hope your day is going well and..
Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.


  1. That is amazing! I would use it to display my pot towels. I am going to be looking for an old cot now. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Donna - is a cot a baby crib to you? Whatever - the idea is great even if one used an infant-sized crib.

    Thanks for visiting, Daniela and Donna

  3. What an amazing re-use for this item. Outstanding!

  4. You are so right! I will be on the lookout for old cribs from now on.