Christine blogs at Must Love Home. She tells us, “This cabinet began as an island in the kitchen of my first home.” No longer needing it in her kitchen, the solid wood cabinet had sat outside on Christine’s porch, until inspiration struck one day in the form of a Pottery Barn catalog.
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.
“One of the perks of being in a construction-related business is that you can claim any discards from job-sites that might be re-purposed,” Marty tells us at Marty’s Musings. That’s exactly how this old set of shutter-like closet doors came into her possession. Marty has a great imagination. When she looked at the doors, she could see a headboard!
At Refashionably Late, Ruthie went out in search of a free swing set that she’d seen advertised. The swings were gone, but what she found instead was a woman in a hurry to unload a lot of stuff….with a garage full of furniture she was giving away for free! Ruthie was delighted to discover a piece of furniture she’d been wanting for a while: a tiered side table.
Okay, I just have to say that it is seriously hard to believe that this gorgeous and well-designed entry hallway is the product of not one, but TWO rescue projects! The fabulous furnishings in this hallway didn’t start out quite so pretty as they are now. Instead, ChiWei of One Dog Woof started out with an old dining room console and a couple of free wine crates from the local wine shop.
Dinah was thiisclose to throwing out her weathered, faded children’s picnic table. But then her “trash to treasure” side came rarin’ through and she decided to give it a makeover instead! At DIY Inspired she shows us just what a coat of paint and some new cheery fabric can do.
“A neighbor down the street couldn’t fit her two green plastic adirondack chairs in her moving truck,” tells Amy at Sweet ‘n Sour Gumballs. “These chairs were on their way to the dump until I intercepted.” It just so happened that Amy had recently cleared away a spot in her backyard that was just perfect for a couple of nice chairs.
I think we’ve all had (or currently have) a spot in our home that “really wasn’t working.” Megan’s was in her home office. At The Homes I Have Made, Megan is showing us how she took an Ikea filing cabinet that was just collecting clutter, added a hidden printer and laminator along with some fabulous personal touches, and turned her awkward bit of wall space “into the gem of the room!”