I am just super, super impressed with this project that I stumbled upon at Designed By Dawn Nicole. In need of a way to keep track of her children’s chores and rewards for good behavior, Dawn came up with something that’s pure genius. And it all started with a rescued crib railing!
“A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for me,” Susan tells us at Organized 31. The friend was confident that Susan could do something with them, and she loved the way they opened. Susan’s friend also confessed that the tray inside meant to hold cigars was perfect for storing beads.
This nightstand was sitting unused and falling apart in Sharon’s home, she explains at her blog, Mrs. Hines Class. “I wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t want to get rid of it since it’s a part of my parent’s bedroom suite from my childhood home.” So it had been moving around to different rooms, waiting for Sharon to figure out what to do with it.
When Chaney’s parents bough a riverfront home, this dated brass light fixture was part of the deal, she explains at May Richer Fuller Be. Recently, Chaney has been helping them with some updates. After studying the brass and glass pendant light, she decided that instead of replacing the fixture, she just needed to give it a makeover.
Over at Dillon’s Digital Designs, Cherryl spotted this old changing table at a friend’s garage sale. When the Jenny Lind style table was still there after the sale was over, the friend let Cherryl take it away….for free
Over at Lake Girl Paints, Deb has figured out a shortcut to getting the distressed, black painted finish on furniture that Pottery Barn made so popular. She shows us how on a few farmhouse style dining chairs.
Jay is a woodworker who blogs at Jay’s Custom Creations. At his day job, he was working on a kitchen remodel and the homeowners wanted him to get rid of the old cabinets. No one responded to the ad he put on Craigslist for free cabinets, so Jay had a few cabinets on his hands.
“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?