Louis Cane Chair Gets a Facelift

Rain on a Tin Roof cane chair before

Over at Rain on a Tin Roof, Jenna’s friend knew how much Jenna wanted a chair with French country flair.  So when that friend came across this cane chair at a yard sale, she passed it right along to Jenna.  The chair was in pretty bad shape–as in, no to be used for sitting, bad–so it sat down in her basement for a while.

Rain on a Tin Roof cane chair before

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Trashed Shelf Gets a Second Chance

Obsessive and Creative little shelf before

“This was one of my first rescues,” confesses Rhonda from Obsessive and Creative.  “I saw it in front of a neighbor’s house on big trash day. I could not explain why I had picked it up. It was in such bad shape no one would understand!” she laughs.

Obsessive and Creative little shelf before

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A Mini Kitchen Renovation

Night Owl Corner play kitchen before

At Night Owl Corner, Linda explains, “My dad built this play kitchen for my sister and I when we were kids.  It’s been up in the attic collecting dust for the past two decades until I decided to freshen it up for my own daughter. I told my Dad he did a great job building it but it needed a woman’s touch in terms of color!”

Night Owl Corner play kitchen before

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Trashed Bar Stools Take a Number and Come Inside

Elizabeth Joan Designs bar stools before

Emily of Elizabeth Joan Designs tells us, “These stools were a curb find. I attempted to sell them at two different garage sales and there were no takers. After our last sale, I brought them into the house and my son loved being able to sit at the counter to “help” make dinner. Their original look didn’t match anything in our home, so I opted to give them a makeover to match our dining table.”

Elizabeth Joan Designs bar stools before

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Think Pink: Trashed Nightstand Refabbed

While They Snooze nightstand before

At her blog, While They Snooze, Sarah has been working on transforming her daughter’s bedroom from baby to big-girl style.  One of the problems that needed addressing was the lack of a nightstand.  “And, lucky for me… the neighbors were movin’ on out and left this beauty at the curb. Score! Quite scratched but the perfect size,” Sarah exclaims.

While They Snooze nightstand before

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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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