Chair Rescued Once, Then Again

DIY Beautify chair before

Cindy blogs over at DIY Beautify.  She’s got a double rescue to tell us about today.  One that started with Cindy dumpster diving for some chairs.  She says, “They were GROSS. Bad paint job with bad paint. Lots of drips and globs. And sticky. And the seat cushions?  Eeeek!”  After some TLC, Cindy got them to look like this…

DIY Beautify chair after

 

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait to Paint

My Painted Stuff antique table before

99% of the time here at Roadkill Rescue, the featured projects involve a fresh coat of paint to make them look good again.  And I’m all for that.  But I can definitely say that there are times when it’s good to think before you paint, like in the case of this dining table that was picked up off the side of the road by Dee of My Painted Stuff.

My Painted Stuff antique table before

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Saved Stump Begins New Life as a Table

Redhead Can Decorate tree stump before

Julie has been working on a big redecorating project and blogging about it at Redhead Can Decorate.  She’s giving her family room the look of a mountain lodge, and decided that she needed an ultra rustic accent table.  It wasn’t hard to find the materials for this one, Julie explains, “We had to cut down a dead elm tree in our yard due to safety concerns.”

Redhead Can Decorate tree stump before

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An Heirloom Cedar Chest Comes to Life

Lake Girl Paints Lane Cedar Chest before

Deb from Lake Girl Paints says that this chest has been in her friends’ family for years.  “Grandma Pat Hemje received this Lane Cedar Chest when she was 16. Now it has a home with her son’s family.”  Even though the chest was worn down, they planned to keep it as an heirloom and asked Deb for some help.

Lake Girl Paints Lane Cedar Chest before

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Awesome Chalkboard Bins from Plastic Storage Drawers

R&R Workshop plastic drawers before

Rachel from R&R Workshop had graduated from the plastic drawers on wheels to real furniture.  “We no longer needed to use these plastic drawers, but I wasn’t willing to get rid of them!” she exclaims.

R&R Workshop plastic drawers before

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Castaway Dresser Gets Ombre-fied

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser after

Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna’s friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn’t want anymore, including this dresser.  “This was the first piece I’ve completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color,” Shanna explains.

Restoration Redoux ombre dresser before

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What a Change! Changing Table to Bar Cart

Rustic Rediscovered changing table before

Over at Rustic Rediscovered, Susan’s husband picked up this changing table from the side of the road.  A changing table isn’t a necessity at their house any longer…so Susan transformed it into something that they’d use a little more often.

Rustic Rediscovered changing table before

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From Terrible to Terrific: A Rocking Chair Story

Rain on a Tin Roof rocking chair before

“This dilapidated, layers upon layers of paint, broken arm, broken spindles, broken seat, broken back rocking chair was the rocking chair my Hey Bud (great grandfather) went to buy with his father when he was just a boy,” explains Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof.  As you can see, it was in terrible condition.  Someone with no sentimental connection to it would have probably sent this rocker to the curb.

Rain on a Tin Roof rocking chair before

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