Happy 2014!

Fireworks

It’s the first day of the new year…2014!  I’d like to wish each of you a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year.  May your dumpster diving be fruitful and your ability to spot treasures on the curb be rewarded. Thanks for all that you’ve done to help Roadkill Rescue grow during 2013.  You’ve shared your {…Read More…}

Dated Artwork Becomes Pretty Corkboard

Designed Decor corkboard before

DeDe from Designed Decor decided that it was time to give this date piece of artwork new life.  Since she wasn’t using it as it was, Dede turned it into something that she could use:  a corkboard.

Designed Decor corkboard before

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Keep Little Hands Busy With an Acorn Craft

Acorns

Do you have kids home for the holiday break and a few acorns leftover from your fall crafting?  Then here’s a fun little craft project to keep the kids busy for a little while, brought to you by Anu of Nalle’s House.

Acorns

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Lighting Dark Winter Nights with a Scrap Wood Lantern

One Dog Woof scrap wood lantern before

Over at One Dog Woof, ChiWei had an abundance of scrap wood and a terrific idea: turn those scraps into a lamp!  If you’d like to make a similar project, she recommends using pieces of wood with straight sides and corners.

One Dog Woof scrap wood lantern before

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Updating a Country Bench

Thrifty Treasures bench before

Most Roadkill Rescuers would agree, it’s hard to pass by anything made of solid wood.  So you’ll understand completely why Sara from Thrifty Treasures had to bring home this sad little bench she found.

Thrifty Treasures bench before

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Upcyle Toilet Paper Tubes into New Year’s Eve Party Favors

Design Dining & Diapers new year favors before

Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers shared this festive upcycling project at Kleinworth & Co.  She started out with a pile of empty cardboard toilet paper tubes.

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Tossed Table Becomes a Stylish Bistro Set

Art is Beauty table before

One cold day when Karin and her husband were out on a walk, they spotted this old table sticking out of a dumpster at their neighbor’s house.  With permission from their neighbor, they fished the table out and took it home.  Karin–who blogs at Art is Beauty–knew that with a lot of TLC and a couple of chairs, it could become a trendy bistro table!

Art is Beauty table before

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Rawr! It’s a Tiger Striped Bar Cart

Rain on a Tin Roof bar cart before

Everyone except Jenna who passed by this metal cart on the curb saw it as another piece of junk.  Jenna, on the other hand, could see the potential it had to become a sexy bar cart.  If you need a fabulous rolling bar in time for your New Year’s Eve celebration, check out this rescue at Rain on a Tin Roof.

Rain on a Tin Roof bar cart before

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