“During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side,” says Emily at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Seeing beyond the peeling paint job, she could see the potential in this desk and took it home.
Over at Pennies ‘n Grace, Molly tells us, “When we moved into our home last August we made plans to make our huge loft into a game room/office space.” In need of some inexpensive furniture, she decided to experiment with turning pallets (like the one pictured below) into couches.
Deb from Lake Girl Paints recently tackled a dining set that “had great lines to begin with but needed some repair.” This lucky set got a major makeover with a really cool striped painting technique!
Dan and Erin at DIY Passion decided to try making their own log side table (instead of buying one for hundreds of dollars) when a friend offered them a stump from his property. As Dan tells us, “It’s maple and it’s heavy as you-know-what.”
The talented Emily is showing off a fabulous new headboard made from reclaimed wood over at Elizabeth Joan Designs! She “spotted an old 6′ stockade fence tossed to the curb” one night and knew she’d found the perfect piece to complement her son’s bed.
Jessica is sharing a fast and dirty side table project at Live Randomly Simple. While scoping out a soon-to-be-demolished house, she found an antique dresser with beautiful drawers that were “dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about.” The drawers escaped the wrecking ball and came home with her.
Sondra Lyn of Sondra Lyn at Home has her husband to thank for this brilliant curbside find. He spotted this hutch one night while walking the dog and immediately took her out to see it. Once they lugged it home, the fun began!
At Redo It Yourself Inspirations, Robin came up with a way to turn cardboard boxes into a useful and beautiful storage option. Looking for something to act as “drawers” in a small shelf she was redoing, Robin was struck by the fact that a few of the cardboard boxes she had lying around were the perfect size.