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!"
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."
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.
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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.
"So I was antiquing with my mom in Stillwater earlier this summer and an old AV cart with clear acrylic wheels caught my eye," Jackie tells us at Teal & Lime. "My mom said, 'I have one like that in my basement.' She must have seen my eyes widen and my ears perk up, because then she said, 'Do you want it?'"
Annie blogs at Unexpected Transformations. "I was given this dresser from a friend who didn't quite know what to do with it, she says. The finish was worn and on some of the upper drawers, the slides had broken off.
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