Jenn from Clean & Scentsible came up with a way to keep her garage a little more organized without spending much time or money. Her material of choice? She repurposed a pallet.
“Back when I was in high school my parents bought me a vanity,” says Shonee at Hawthrone and Main. “I really loved using it. I would sit in front of it every day when I would get ready in the mornings.” While Shonee no longer uses the vanity, she decided that she still wanted it in her home. Recently, she gave it a makeover.
“A friend of mine dropped by one day with a pile of these cigar boxes that she picked up for me,” Susan tells us at Organized 31. The friend was confident that Susan could do something with them, and she loved the way they opened. Susan’s friend also confessed that the tray inside meant to hold cigars was perfect for storing beads.
This nightstand was sitting unused and falling apart in Sharon’s home, she explains at her blog, Mrs. Hines Class. “I wasn’t sure what to do with it and didn’t want to get rid of it since it’s a part of my parent’s bedroom suite from my childhood home.” So it had been moving around to different rooms, waiting for Sharon to figure out what to do with it.
Over at Dillon’s Digital Designs, Cherryl spotted this old changing table at a friend’s garage sale. When the Jenny Lind style table was still there after the sale was over, the friend let Cherryl take it away….for free
Over at Lake Girl Paints, Deb has figured out a shortcut to getting the distressed, black painted finish on furniture that Pottery Barn made so popular. She shows us how on a few farmhouse style dining chairs.
“I got this old TV for free at a yard sale, ” says Shanna of Restoration Redoux. “My hubby didn’t understand why we were bringing home something that ugly or heavy.” We rescuers are evil geniuses with plans up our sleeves all the time, are we not?
Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish.