Grandma’s Shelf Gets Glam

McCall Manor weathered shelf

Meet Holly, from McCall Manor, who asks a question many of us are probably familiar with: “You know all of those times when you scour the internet looking for a piece of furniture that has the EXACT dimensions that you need for a space and when you can’t find it online you look in your garage and realize that a piece you had been using to hold dirty garden shoes is actually perfect?”

McCall Manor weathered shelf

{…Read More…}

Dumpster Diving Produced This Gorgeous Bookshelf

Redoux Interiors dumpster found black shelf

“Do you know how THRILLING it is to find something decent in or around a dumpster?” asks Karen at Redoux Interiors.  She found this black bookshelf in a dumpster.  It was actually pretty good looking, but didn’t have any shelves.

Redoux Interiors dumpster found black shelf

{…Read More…}

Wooden Spool Gets a Book Loving Redo

Our House spool before

At Our House, Now a Home, Emily shares a terrific rescue project.  ”I got this spool as a freebie when I was picking up some chairs
from a craigslist post,” she explains.  ”It was going to be thrown out”  Emily had a feeling that she could turn it into something amazing, so she brought it home and did just that!

Our House spool before

{…Read More…}

Giving Laminate Furniture New Life with Paint

Meatloaf & Melodrama laminate shelf before

Over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, Dee had two laminate shelves on either side of her television that were functioning fine as they were.  Dee’s one big objection to them was that due to the sheen and color of the laminate, they were dust magnets!  Despite frequent dusting, they always looked like they needed to be dusted again!

Meatloaf & Melodrama laminate shelf before

{…Read More…}

Trashed Shelf Gets a Second Chance

Obsessive and Creative little shelf before

“This was one of my first rescues,” confesses Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative.  ”I saw it in front of a neighbor’s house on big trash day. I could not explain why I had picked it up. It was in such bad shape no one would understand!” she laughs.

Obsessive and Creative little shelf before

{…Read More…}

Bookshelf Makeover with Maps

The View from Here bookshelf before

Anna has been in the process of clearing out stuff she doesn’t need anymore, over at The View from Here.  This bookshelf was one of those things, but before she listed it on Craigslist, she decided to try painting with chalk paint.

The View from Here bookshelf before

{…Read More…}

Glass Shelf Re-do

Cuckoo 4 Design shelf before - Copy

Julia blogs at Cuckoo 4 Design.  She had a corner of her shelf that needed something…but she couldn’t figure out what that something was until she came across this glass shelf at an auction.  I probably would have passed this one up, but Julia didn’t–she’s got a great imagination!

Cuckoo 4 Design shelf before - Copy

{…Read More…}

Fancy Carved Bookshelf Makeover

That Thing I Made bookshelf before

Over at That Thing I Made, Joanna picked up this worn out bookshelf for $20.  It was pretty hard to see past the ugly stained finish and particle board backing, but Joanna has a good imagination.

That Thing I Made bookshelf after

 

{…Read More…}