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Repurposing Furniture {HGTV Featured!}

by | Mar 1, 2011 | Creative Inspiration & Projects, Decorating Inspiration

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Repurposing Furniture {HGTV Featured!}

I love this Hoosier Cabinet by Isabella & Max (and the room too!)

I was so excited and honored to be featured again, alongside a couple of other familiar bloggers, on!  We were asked to share ideas for how we have re-purposed or revamped furniture or other items in our home!

Enjoy the slideshow of repurposing furniture ideas at HGTV and see if you recognize any of the images or bloggers who were featured! I spy Janell Beals of Isabella & Max, Marian of Miss Mustard Seed, Donna of Funky Junk Interiors! Now they are REALLY talented ladies!

You’ll recognize a few simple re-purposing ideas from around my house (and one that has already been repainted!)! I have another “re-using” project planned for the very near future and I cannot wait to show you what I’m going to do!

The slideshow is at


  1. Gina

    How wonderful – congrats!!

  2. Jess

    How cool! Can’t wait to go check it out!

  3. Dianne

    How exciting!!!!

  4. FairfieldHouse


    Congrats! I love when someone I read ends up in the spot light! Heading over now.

    Your Friend,

  5. Estela

    Congrats!!! I LOVE & read every single one of those blogs!


    Resourceful ladies! I love when stuff gets recycled into useful, neat, new uses.

  7. Glenda Childers

    I love it, Melissa, that you continue to have so many opportunities to share your love of home.


  8. Janell Beals

    Thanks for the shout out Melissa, I was just going to put together a post on this article myself!! Can I just copy yours?! :)


  9. Kim-todays creative blog

    Melissa, this is wonderful! You are so good at your craft! I just love how you work that beautiful brain of yours!

  10. Valarie

    Awesome, congrats! And I am obsessed with that hoosier cabinet now!

  11. TidyMom

    How exciting Melissa!! Congrats!

  12. Jennifer

    What a great honor. Congrats!

  13. {darlene}

    Oh, that IS so exciting! Congratulations Melissa!

  14. teresa

    Happy Day….how fun!

  15. Dana

    I’m so very happy for you!

  16. Jean of Internet Home Alliance

    You are sharing so nice ideas so keep it up! i also like it when making and using things for the decorations around the house. Ladies can be really get so talented and creative.

  17. Melissa

    That is so GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Kim Christopherson

    How cool is that?!? Congratulations Melissa!!! I’m so happy for you! You are so deserving — you have the talent and you are a wonderful person, too.

  19. Rene'

    I am so happy for you…what a blessing!!!!
    You are very talented and it’s so nice to see that shared through HGTV!!

  20. Michelle

    Congrats for being featured on! How fun is that? a blessing from God :+)

  21. jimi ann path of life

    It’s so cool when your work doesn’t really seem like work, because you enjoy it so much — and it shows. You’re an artist! By the way, I love your little gold finches at the top! Spring is here!

  22. courtney

    This is so cool! Many congrats.

  23. Kitty A.

    I always enjoy your blog and thought it was a great slideshow! My only issue with HGTV is they don’t seem to understand the meaning of the word repurpose. When you take a dresser and repaint it, are you not still using it for its original purpose of storage? More like repainting than repurposing. Now, taking a ladder and hanging it on the wall as a shelf truly IS repurposing. I know, nit-picky, but HGTV does this all the time! Keep inspiring us all!

    • Melissa

      I wondered that too a bit, the ladder and the cupboard doors were definitely repurposed but the coffee table is just blue rather than wood. However, the blue table IS repurposed in the sense that I gave it a new life and it is now being used again, not as something different but something fresh and new in my home rather than sitting lonely in the garage. Maybe that is what they mean!

      • Kitty A.

        Being able to use something again that wasn’t being used is always a good thing! I need to dig out some fun paint colors and go to town on my old stuff!

  24. Lisa's Creative Home

    How exciting for you! I would be so honored to be featured there. Congrats!

  25. Mary Joy


    I am SO excited for you!!!! How wonderful to be able to share your passion with so many more people through HGTV!!! Hopefully some of the readers from there will find you…and maybe someone, who may not know Christ, will discover Him through meeting you over here at The Inspired Room…all from a slide show on HGTV!!!! Praying!!! :D

    You have such a gift!!! Thank you for sharing it!!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy


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