“In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by,” confesses Shanna at Restoration Redoux. After figuring out that it was possible to actually paint upholstery, however, her days of passing by vintage chairs are over. Shanna was thrilled when her mom spotted this tufted number on a neighbor’s curb.
Two sad school desks languished in a thrift store until they were spotted by Eva at Humblebee Home. When she first saw them, Eva says “they were scratched, stained, and icky grimy but they were also DARLING.” Clearly she saw their potential and gave them the royal treatment!
It was love when Mindi from My Love 2 Create spotted this old orange toolbox. With free plywood from a friend and some pieces she already had at home, Mindi built an absolutely gorgeous tray stand to feature her new beautified toolbox!
Stacy and Eric blog at Anastasia Vintage (click over to read the very cool story behind their blog name). A Craigslist curb alert led them to this chair….which had definitely seen better days.
Kristi of My Weekly Habit tells us, “I had a sturdy but dated nightstand that was given to me by my mother-in-law as part of a set for our spare bedroom. When I changed our spare bedroom over to an office, I had some homeless furniture.” Instead of kicking it to the curb, Kristi decided to give it a makeover.
Over at Thrifty & Chic, Alicia shares her love of tree stump furniture, saying, “It’s a great conversation piece. And they are cheap! The cheapest piece of furniture I own.”
Karen spotted this broken dresser on one of her tree lawn hunts for furniture. Despite it’s poor condition, she brought it home for a makeover, and tells us all about it at The Salvaged Boutique.
“My sister-in-law and her husband bought a new house, and I really wanted to make something for them,” explains Mindi at My Love 2 Create. Her sister had mentioned that they could use a table for their entryway, so that’s what Mindi set out to make. Her material of choice? Salvaged deck wood.