Roadkill Rescue for sale!

What?  GASP?!  Yes it is indeed true.  I have loved Roadkill Rescue since its beginning in August of 2011.  However I am expanding my other sites Infarrantly Creative and Knock Off Decor and I need to get some things off my plate.  So I am selling my blog!  What!? How can you do that?


Well this isn’t my first time selling a site so it is possible.  If you ever wanted to be a blogger and love the idea of Roadkill Rescue, here is your chance.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity let me know.  I can send you all the stats, revenue, and information you need to make an informed decision.

Email me at with the subject line Roadkill Rescue.  I will email you back with all the pertinent information you need to make an informed decision.

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Candlelit Romance from Chippy Barn Wood

Sara, A.K.A “Mrs. Major Hoff” blogs at Major Hoff Takes a Wife.  She tells us, ” My friend just happened to find this fabulous chippy painted barn wood when she was out strolling through a pasture. Okay, so she is a veterinarian, and maybe is out in pastures more than the rest of us–but holy smokes! What a score!”

Major Hoff Takes a Wife old wood before

While most of the wood was set to be turned into picture frames, one piece was a little chunkier than the others, so Sara had the chance to get creative with it.  By drilling four round holes into it, she created a beautiful votive candle holder for her friend’s breakfast table.  How lovely!

Major Hoff Takes a Wife old wood after

Get all the details on this project at Major Hoff Takes a Wife.

Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser before

The finish was free of dents and scratches, so the first step in this makeover was to give it a quick coat of ivory shaded paint.  Then, Shanna went for the ombre effect on the drawers.  Starting at the top, she added a little more turquoise paint to the ivory paint she had already used with each successive drawers.  The graduated shading looks especially lovely on this piece.  It reminds me of a swimming pool!

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser after

Get more details on this project by clicking over to Restoration Redoux.

Vintage Folding Chair Makes a Great Command Center

Over at Nalle’s House, Anu asks, “A folding chair is great for small spaces, parties and as additional seating, but what do you do with it while it’s not in use?  I decided to make my vintage folding chair serve double duty as seating and as a command center in my front entry.”

Nalle's House folding chair before

Wait–did Anu just say she turned a folding chair into a command center?  That’s right!  With the chair folded up, she painted the bottom of the seat with chalkboard paint, to serve as a message center.  She hung a handy little rectangular bucket from the crossbar of the chair with s-hooks.  “The tray at the bottom is perfect for holding sunglasses, keys, cellphone, etc. and even for adding a little greenery or flowers to the space,” Anu notes.  Hung up on the wall, the chair pulls double duty as stored extra seating and a commend center!  Not to mention, it’s completely beautiful in this space.

Nalle's House folding chair after

Read more about how this folding chair was repurposed at Nalle’s House.

Spiffing Up Old Books

Over at her blog, Two Twenty-One, Chelsea has come up with a fun way to add a little pizzazz to old books.  She covers them with fabric!

Two Twenty One fabric covered books before

Don’t let the mention of fabric scare you away from this project since there’s no sewing involved.  Chelsea simply cuts a rectangle of fabric and uses adhesive spray to attach it to the cover of the book.  The sky’s the limit on this one–you can use any fabric you like to achieve this look.  Keep this tip in mind for styling bookshelves.  You could have a lot of fun with that!

Two Twenty One fabric covered books after

Do see a detailed tutorial on this process, visit Two Twenty-One.

Yard Stick Serving Tray

Courtney hates letting things go to waste. As she says at A Diamond in the Stuff, “If I think that I can come up with a use for it, I’ll hold onto it. Sometimes for a very long time.” Hmmm . . . I’m sure none of us can identify with that at all, right? After a sewing table project, Courtney had a ton of leftover yard stick remnants. And of course she couldn’t just throw them away (of course) so she turned them into a yard stick serving tray!


Courtney had some wooden serving trays stashed away waiting for her to think of “something awesome to do with them.” She “pieced in sections of the yard sticks one by one and trimmed up some pieces where I needed to.” She repainted the tray with chalk paint, then glued all the sticks into place. Courtney used a few coats of polycrylic over the top of the yard sticks to smooth them out and fill in small gaps. I know it was time consuming to trim down all those sticks, but the final project is gorgeous!

yard-stick-serving-traySee the complete instructions at A Diamond in the Stuff.

A Whale of a Tale

Laura’s rescue may seem to just be about using a piece of reclaimed wood to make something beautiful, but it’s so much more than that! I got sucked into the story of her grandparents’ hand-built home (where the wood came from) and her parent’s beach house (where the completed piece is going). At Finding Home, Laura is telling the stories and introducing us to a very sentimental and happy whale.


Laura made “Glenda the Happy Whale” to be a new piece of décor for her parents’ New Jersey beach home, which has been rebuilt since Hurricane Sandy destroyed it. She drew her whale shape on a thin piece of plywood and cut it out with a jigsaw to create a template. After gluing and nailing the template to the back of her scrap wood, she started cutting around the template, then sanded down all the rough edges. Laura stained and waxed the whale, then put her on the mantel until she’s ready to make the voyage to her new home at the beach!


To see the complete tutorial and read about Laura’s grandparents, visit Finding Home.