Joan blogs at Nicer Than New. When she spotted this chair on the curb in her neighbourhood, she made a u-turn and loaded it up, duct tape and all. On closer inspection, she discovered that the chair was made of teak in Denmark. "By the tag, I also believe he was a big deal during the '70s," Joan says.
Deb blogs at India Pied-a-Terre. This little cabinet was a contribution to their household from her husband's bachelor days. "I've hated this Danish style cabinet and was ready it get rid of it and replace it. The cabinet shook when you opened and closed the doors and the doors were always crooked. Plus it was boring!" she exclaims.
At Art is Beauty, Karin got a call from a relative saying another relative was clearing out all the old furniture in his basement. She scored a couple of good freebies, and she also got this dining set that had seen better days. The table and chairs were in such bad shape that Karin didn't work on it right away.
"I went to buy a monitor shelf a couple of weeks ago and was surprised at the cost, " says Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative. Desperately needing the desk space that a platform shelf would offer, she decided to make one of her own.
When Brandi of Don't Disturb This Groove was given more than a yard of sample fabric, she knew it was the solution to dirty laundry strewn across her son's bedroom floor. Inspired by a similar project she'd seen in Martha Stewart Living, Brandi decided to make a hamper that would hang on the door.
Over at The Weekend Country Girl, Karen says, "I literally picked up these legs out of the trash at a garage sale. (I did ask first.) They once were legs for a side table and were solid wood. I did not have a plan for them but they were too nice to be trashed!"
At Thrifty Treasures, Sara has had this broken, curbside find chair sitting in her basement for well over a month. Despite the broken back, it was sturdy, and she loved the legs. Sara tells us, that the inspiration for this rescue struck, "As I was browsing some of the link parties the other day, I saw a vanity seat that looked just like a chair with its back cut off."
When Design It Girl, Nicole, came across this marble topped end table, it was about to be tossed. "A company that was selling vintage pieces (in not so great shape) was relocating their store, and they had so many pieces, they didn't want to bother moving." Nicole salvaged this table and several other pieces.
My parents-in-law wanted to get rid of their old bench because one of the arms had crumbled away and the underneath needed strengthening," tells Jenna at Island Bluebird. "I grabbed it before they threw it away. I think they thought I was mad!"
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