"This footstool had been kicking around the classrooms in my school for over fourteen years. No one is quite sure who it belonged to originally," explains Lori at Rise.Shine.Create. When she found it hidden under a pile of books in another classroom, she asked her colleague if it could go home with her.
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.
At her blog, Tiny Sidekick, Corey shares an upholstering project. Corey's mom had a comfy, round ottoman that had started looking a little shabby and didn't go with her current decor. She asked Corey to help give it a new look.
Tempest blogs at Ellomennopee. "I've always wanted a footstool, I blame Disney," she confesses. (That footstool puppy in Beauty and the Beast is pretty irresistible!) Hence the reason why Tempest rescued this worn out footstool from the curb.
At Our Southern Home, Christy had an old set of antique iron furniture she'd purchased fifteen years ago from an ad in the newspaper. "These chairs have been sitting in the loft of our barn for over ten years!" Christy confessed.
Sara from Thrifty Treasures loves tufted ottomans. She was thrilled when she saw another blogger use an old coffee table to make one, because Sara realized she already had just the right table for an ottoman transformation downstairs in her own basement.
Occasionally, seasoned Roadkill Rescuers encounter the phenomenon of extra drawers. In Beth's case, she found a dresser on the side of the road that was in horrible shape except the drawers, which were completely fine. She shares her idea for rescuing drawers over at her blog, Pickles In My Tea & In My Soup.
"I collect and store things I know can be made into something...someday," confesses Sara at Thrifty Treasures. "I had some legs I cut from a chair and an old cutting board that I decided to put together to make something new."
At Diary of a Crafty Lady, Lindsay tells us, "I found a few old drawers on the side of the road during trash day and couldn't pass them up! I turned one into a wall shelf for my
daughter, and with another one I made this storage ottoman!"
At The Shabby Creek Cottage, Gina's husband works for a cable company, so she has easy access to the leftover wooden cable spools. She realized that the shape and height of the spools was just right for becoming a stool.
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