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sarah m. dorsey designs: Adding Legs to a Mid Century Modern Dresser | How To

This is just a fantastic tutorial, and the pictures are also wonderful. Go see the entire article on sarah m. dorsey designs.

I guess we were the only ones who saw the potential because we got it for $8!!

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5 Favorites: Before/After Kitchen Renovations: Remodelista

Remodelista is doing before and after kitchen remodels. They are fabulous, including the “After” below featuring reclaimed shelves.

"After" Photo in Modern Kitchen Renovation, Remodelista

The owners made the floating reclaimed oak shelves themselves. They wanted to offset the slick surfaces of new Caesarstone countertops and white lacquer cabinets with something rough and hand-hewn.

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Before & After: Minneapolis Attic Makeover | DesignSponge

Lovely before and after attic remodel on DesignSponge today.

Get a load of those floor boards – yum!

Thankfully photo stylist and film maker Matthew Stenerson came along and decided to give this space a new life. Working with his friends, Ryan Fall, Jake Zontelli and Nadia Haddad, Matthew transformed the attic of his 1901 South Minneapolis “farmhouse” duplex into a beautiful bedroom and office.

via Before & After: Minneapolis Attic Makeover | DesignSponge.

Design*Sponge | Reclaimed Wood Dresser

I love patchwork wood projects like this dresser makeover from Jonnie Anderson, whom you may remember from his lovely studio renovation a couple years ago. The weathered wood and pastel tones give the piece a wonderfully beachy, summertime vibe. I’ve never been lucky enough to find salvaged wood in such beautiful colors, but if I do, I’m definitely going to follow Jonnie’s lead. The vertically striped drawers look amazing, and I think he was wise to place it outside — while a big piece like this might overwhelm a room, it makes a beautiful statement outdoors. Nice work, Jonnie! — Kate

Time: 4–6 hours

Cost: $5 for supplies (wood was on hand)

Basic Steps: I collected a bunch of scrap wood already in narrow strips and with varying degrees of paint already on them (and peeling off), then just cut them to length on the mitre saw. I attached them to the vintage dresser with a brad nailer (pneumatic nailer) on the fronts of the drawers and the top of the dresser. Then I used plastic lawn bags to line the drawers so planting flowers in them would not rot out the insides. I just used a stapler to attach the bags.

You can’t really go wrong on a reclaimed wood piece. The beauty of it is that it’s not “perfect.” If I’d needed the drawers to all close, I’d have had to be more precise with the way I cut each slat, but because I knew the drawers would be left open, I knew they didn’t need to be precise. — Jonnie

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