Over at Finding Home, Laura has had this vintage galvanized milk crate sitting in her garage for a long time. She recently decided that it could be better used as a seat or stool in her kitchen.
Over at The Salvaged Boutique, Kathy tells us, “Last year I was dressed in a suit, heels on, make up done, good hair day. And then I drove by a neighbor’s house and saw farm tools, antiques AND furniture…curbside for garbage day!”
When Susan of SAF Affect saw these beautiful Mid Century Modern chairs, she was willing to plunk down cash to get them. She paid $300 for a set of four, and felt like that was a steal. So imagine Susan’s surprise when, just days later, she spotted two more chairs of the exact same design sitting on a curb waiting for the garbage truck.
Before Dena from Hearts & Sharts moved, her friend Bob passed along these retro chairs to her. They were sturdy but ugly. Dena knew that with the right makeover, they would look fantastic in her new kitchen.
Dena from Hearts & Sharts found this chair in the treasure trove that was her grandmother’s old shed. Only when she found it, the chair looked more like trash than treasure.
Recently, Cristina from Remodelando la Casa encountered an interesting situation. An store in her area was closing, and was giving away office chairs for free! She went over and picked up two sturdy, upholstered chairs. They were in great shape, but they weren’t exactly her style.
Some rescues require more of a vision to execute than others. That was the case for these old chairs: worn out, shabby, and unloved, they really didn’t have much going for them style-wise before they met Deb from Lake Girl Paints.