These cabinet doors were a curbside treasure that caught Mindi’s eye and made her slam on the brakes! She brought them home and decided to turn them into a desk for her boys. At My Love 2 Create, she says, “When I finished this desk and put in my boys’ room it is was a toss up for who was more giddy, me or my boys.”
Dianne’s daughter found an old computer desk on the curb while out riding her bike. Dianne, who blogs at Once upon a Storage, says she had been “looking for a piece that I could turn into a BBQ Prep Station on our patio,” so she snagged this desk and turned it into a fully loaded Father’s Day gift.
At Fynes Designs, Virginia was inspired by the hues of summer to refinish this rescued furniture. Most of these pieces came straight from the trash. Although they didn’t look pretty when she found them, they were actually sturdy and there was nothing wrong with their construction.
“During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side,” says Emily at Elizabeth Joan Designs. Seeing beyond the peeling paint job, she could see the potential in this desk and took it home.
Amy, one of the great minds behind From Gardners to Bergers, is smart to keep her eyes open. She recently spotted a curbside keeper and could see that “the slanted legs and the straight lines on this desk were begging to be modernized.” Its wish was her command!
Suzanne at The Painted Drawer offered to help her neighbor with this little desk and chair set. “They were both painted a bright blue for him when he was a little boy and now are going into his daughter’s room,” she says, explaining the reason for the makeover.
Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique had this secretary desk in her pile of “things to be refinished”. A small accent table in a pizza shop restroom with a diamond-patterned top caught her eye, so she snapped a photo and used it as inspiration for the secretary makeover.
This vintage desk over at The Salvaged Boutique was another garbage day find. “This time it was spotted by my teenager son,” says Karen proudly. (She’s obviously raising him the right way.)