Even though we're not actively looking for furniture, we still peruse Craigslist from time to time, in the name of helping out our friends. Which is how we met David of Rehab Treasures, who charmed us with his knowledge of furniture and his attention to restoring his finds to better-than-new detail. Although he'd sold the arc light we'd been coveting before we got there, we were charmed by his knowledge of furniture and his attention to restoring his finds to pristine detail.
A chair with a dingy metal frame stood next to its glistening cousin. "Oh, I picked up the pair together," David said, "I just haven't finished restoring its twin." We couldn't believe that two chairs had started out identically. We would've probably overlooked them if we'd stumbled over them in a junk store. Recently, David's started sharing the secrets to his magic touch with furniture on his blog. While we may not have the patience to do it ourselves, we're certainly inspired by David's enthusiasm —or we can let David do the work. To learn what you could do if only you combined patience with a great eye, click here.