Chop and Change

Jen received this desk from a friend who knew of her talent for transformations.  What a nice friend. Guess how many of my friends have given me free furniture?  NONE OF THEM!   They must know me too well, and figure that if they gave me some item to makeover, I would either let it sit in my garage for 10 years or sell it on Craigslist.  That’s why I live vicariously through everyone else and their fantastic abilities. 

Jen, for instance, chopped half of this desk off with a chainsaw and turned it into a side table!  That’s pretty amazing to me.  Check out all the details on her blog Eating My Candy.




Tara didn’t take any power tools to her telephone chair, but she did knock out the side for a more open look, which really highlights its curvy shape.  It’s like a brand new chair! I’d even call it better than new, because new furniture doesn’t come with the pride of doing it yourself, or the fun stories to tell about how you had to de-spider it either. Where’s the fun in that? Great job Tara!



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  1. Oh I just love the before and after’s. What awesome transformations. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. These updates are fabuloso! Keep ’em coming!

  3. I have the exact same telephone table that I have been meaning to transform for like 3 years now!

    Reading this gives me inspiration again!

  4. Love them both!

  5. i love that table!
    i have a high school desk/chair ive been meaning to re-do and have been looking for before /after of someone eses work but cant find any similar.

  6. Love the fantastic telephone table! How creative! Any idea what tools she used to get the sides off cleanly?

    ~ Jillian

  7. Thanks so much for the feature Linsey!


  8. Hhheeyyyy, remember the desk under your mirror? Go look…it’s still there!!! Ummmm……

  9. Great Uses for some outdated pieces! And that’s the best solution for an old gossip table/chair that I’ve seen-definitely a thumbs up!

  10. Thanks so much for the feature 🙂 That telephone table was SO much fun to re-do! Cant wait to get my hands dirty again!


  11. love the telephone table redo!!

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