When she was putting the finishing touches on her dining room makeover, Jen had to admit it–her dining table just didn’t go with the rest of the room. But who has money for new furniture when you’ve just finished a home improvement project? Like most of us, Jen did not, so she had to get creative with what she had, and she blogged about the process over at Noting Grace.
Ashley of Domestic Imperfection was 41.5 weeks pregnant when she decided that something had to be done about these nightstands. They’d been languishing in their dated state since she’d hauled them home two years ago….but when that nesting instinct kicks in, watch out!
“My 72-year-old dad found this china cabinet curbside,” says Amy of High Style ReStyle. “My dad doesn’t get excited at much but from the beginning it held an attachment for him. He couldn’t get over someone discarding such a high-quality piece of furniture,” she explains. His excitement inspired her to turn the old cabinet into a special surprise for Dad.
“One day, as I was driving the car, I saw this dismantled dresser on the pavement in front of a house along with other rubbish,” Camille begins her rescue story at Gustave & Voltaire. “I stopped and rang the doorbell to ask if I could take it, but it was so big it didn’t fit into my car. So the owner offered to deliver it to me in his truck!” Rescue AND delivery? Why, yes, please!
Virginia of Fynes Designs had been striking out when it came to patio furniture. She’d waited until she could find one that she could afford, but to her disappointment the one she bought turned out to be a lemon and had to be returned. Bummer. “One day, just after garbage clean up, one of my cousins landed on my door-step with a gem,” Virginia tells us.
At House of Hawthornes, Pam spotted this mid century modern beauty of a chair at a yard sale and brought it home for–get this–a dollar. (Since a dollar isn’t worth much these days, I’m counting that as a rescue!) It was made of really nice wood and had amazing lines, but the orange upholstery was an eyesore!
“My dad snatched this old sewing cabinet for me up from the street,” explains Ronja at her blog, Nur Noch. It was just the right size for her sewing supplies, so she decided to pretty it up with a makeover.
At Makin’ My Apt a Home, Arod’s daughter has been wanting a New York City theme for her bedroom. Mom decided to make it a reality, and the first step was transforming this hand-me-down dresser.