Denise has been working on giving her closet a complete overhaul, and needed a dresser to contain some of the clothing. When her neighbor decided to put this dresser out for the trash, Denise eagerly picked it up and took it home for a makeover, and blogged about it at Denise Designed.
At her blog Plum Doodles, Sheila has been giving her keeping room a mini makeover. There's not room for a lot of furniture, but one thing she needed in there was a small table. "I decided to challenge myself and create a diy accent table from whatever I already had on hand," Sheila says.
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.
"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.
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.
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