Paige has been hanging on to a "chopped up spool bed" for over a year. As she tells us at A Junk Chick Life, "It was a side of the road freebee that I dragged home specifically for the sole purpose of making a bench." The stars (and the perfect shade of milk paint) have aligned, and now her bench is a reality!
"One of the perks of being in a construction-related business is that you can claim any discards from job-sites that might be re-purposed," Marty tells us at Marty's Musings. That's exactly how this old set of shutter-like closet doors came into her possession. Marty has a great imagination. When she looked at the doors, she could see a headboard!
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.
We all know that over time, our tastes change. I'm always impressed when people find a way to help the furniture they already have evolve to suit those changing tastes. Nicole's platform bed at The Felted Fox is the perfect example of this.
Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Heather from The Heathered Nest not only picked up a hitchhiker, she took it home and gave it a makeover! The hitchhiker just happened to be a twin bed frame that she spotted on the side of the road.
Molly from Pennies 'n Grace says, "I absolutely love finding or getting things for free! I have fond memories of hopping out of the car as a kid and pulling some treasure out of a heap for my mom to make our home beautiful!" Willing to do the same for her own home as an adult, Molly didn't hesitate to rescue this old door from a friend's trash heap.
When Rachel of Maison de Pax learned that after two boys, baby #3 would be a girl, she decided to go with all-out frills in baby girl's nursery. Opting for a Jenny Lind style of crib, she passed the crib along to her sister, who is welcoming another baby girl into the world.
At The Thinking Closet, Lauren and her husband recently build a headboard out of wood harvested from old pallets. They offer some great tips and tricks for anyone who wants to make anything from reclaimed pallet wood.
Over at Oh So Shabby, Lynda decided that dogs can't have all the nice things in life. "I am an incurable cat person through and through," she admits, "so I thought it was time the Kitties got pampered!"
At Namely Original, Emily and her mom have been helping to put together the children's rooms in a new home. The bunk beds that they owned had seen better days, and the owners were ready to send them to the dump. Luckily, Emily's mom convinced them that they were worth trying to salvage.
"Our complex has a big trash enclosure where people tend to leave furniture they no longer want," explains Sarah at This Sarah Loves. "My husband calls this 'donating to the universe'. Last week I found a West Elm headboard that had been donated to the universe!"
Over at Picked & Painted, Helen welcomed her second baby on July 3rd. Congratulations, Helen and family! Part of the preparations for the new baby involved getting the nursery ready, which included a crib makeover.
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