Today's rescue comes from Melanie of Making it in the Mitten. She loves entertaining outside during the summer, and this year she decided "we needed a space to place food and beverages while we are outside." Her husband grabbed a couple of free pallets from work, and they used them to build an outdoor bar!
"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!
When Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof first moved into her current home, she loved the pretty periwinkle blue of the buffet/entertainment center in their living room. "And it is still a really pretty color. But it does not work well with navy blue or gray or kelly green," Jenna notes, the colors that she's gravitated to in her current decor.
At Country Design Style, Jeanette's dining room pulls double-duty as an office space. In that space, she had a lovely vintage buffet that wasn't functioning at optimum capacity: it only held a few linens and dishes that got pulled out infrequently for formal dining. On the other side, she had two sad little filing cabinets in the corner that were functioning at over-capacity as storage for office supplies.
"I scored this gem at my favorite re-store just when she was about to be loaded onto a truck bound for the dump," Rae tells over at Re-Tiqued by Rae Bond. "Naturally I flapped my arms about and gestured over to the my trunk - open, willing and spacious."
Over at May Richer Fuller Be, Chaney was visiting her parent's at their river house when she spotted this unsightly kitchen cart in their garage. Turns out, it was something that the previous homeowners had left behind. Chaney was able to see past the nasty orange color an imagine the potential in this cart.
At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from her uncle one day, asking if she would like to come get an old Federal style buffet he was clearing out of his basement. "My hubby and I went over and picked it up," she tells. "It was funny because as we were picking up the buffet pieces were popping off of it and they were worried. I said, 'I have saved worse than this!'"
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