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!
Last year, Stacy of Vintage Scrap Shop saw a free piece of furniture on the curb in her neighborhood. She says, "At first glance it looked like nothing more than a pile of potential firewood but thankfully I managed to take a 2nd look & saw what appeared to be an old potting bench." So what else could she do? She loaded it into her car and brought it home to give it a new life.
I had to laugh when I read Abby's awesome confession over at Just a Girl and Her Blog. Her dining room set has three chairs, but she has a family of four. So one of her sons "has always sat on an uncomfortable folding chair" at meal times. Ah . . . the joys of working with what you have! When her sister offered up an old bench, Abby knew it was time "to make my little guy a cushy bench to sit on instead!"
Mindy blogs at MyLove2Create, but she shared this nifty rescue at My Repurposed Life. This beat-up, cheap laminate cabinet was a free find that Mindy picked up when she was picking up some other Craigslist freebies.
When her husband sent her a text asking if she wanted a couple of wire spools, "I immediately said yes!" says Lisa at Mabey She Made It. Since the stools were too small to use as a table, and too large to turn into children's furniture, Lisa decided that they could serve best as stools.
I've featured quite a few projects here at Roadkill Rescue that involve cribs being turned into benches. This one by Sara of Thrifty Treasures, however, takes this concept to a whole new level. She transformed crib parts into a settee with some serious style credentials.
Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: "never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains." After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!
One lucky day, we spotted this solid wood dining table as a curbside freebie on our way home from work," Trisha from Black and White Obsession tells us. "As soon as I laid eyes on it I KNEW it would be the perfect piece to turn into a much more functional corner bench."
Over at My Repurposed Life, Mindi of My Love 2 Create put together an amazing piece of furniture, using chairs that she found on the curb during her city's spring clean up. The chairs were in bad shape, with ugly upholstery and a broken spindle or two.
At Vintage Charm Restored, Lori really needed a way to corral her family's belongings right where they go in and out: the entryway. The locker systems she spotted in catalogs were just too pricey, so Lori came up with a way to custom design a system, using completely repurposed supplies.
This nifty headboard project was created by Jen from Scissors and Spatulas for Somewhat Simple. It's got a cool backstory. The forgotten, neglected headboard once was her husband's childhood bed. "It was going to be tossed to the curb until I claimed it for myself because I had a vision," Jen tells us. "Being the little scavenger that I am, I hauled it home and rescued it!"
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