Mandy, The Comfy Crafter, was given this small table by a coworker. "The top was heavily discolored," Mandy points out, "but it made a good enough plant table for a while. When we moved into our townhouse it worked better as an entry way table to catch mail and such things, but the top was UGLY. Cue makeover!"
Chelsea from Pinterior Designer and her husband were driving along one day when she spotted the bar cart of her dreams in the most unlikely place: on the side of the road. She screamed for him to stop, and--to make a long story short--the bar cart came home with them.
Not everyone would see something cute for their yard when they encountered this shabby looking birdbath. Lindsey from My Creative Days, on the other hand, immediately knew exactly what she wanted to do with it--and her idea did not involve birds!
When a friend passed these two nightstands along to Martha, she was thrilled. "They came to me at just the right time....my
family has recently moved and these two pieces will make wonderful additions to our guest room AND the price was just right," she confesses on her blog, Martha Leone Designs.
At Homework, Carolyn shares how she rescued a little table that used to belong to her father-in-law. "Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood," she says. "At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house."
"Not long ago someone called me to tell me they saw a table in the ditch near my house. When you love junk people start calling you to rescue it," laughs Rhonda at Obsessive and Creative. Since the fiberboard tabletop had been sitting in the water, it wasn't salvageable, but Rhonda thought she could do something with the rest.
Jamie from So Much Better With Age bought this small butcher block table off of Craigslist years ago, and she's loved having it in her kitchen. She never quite liked how the table looked with her dark floors, however--it was just too much dark wood in one space.
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.
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.
Shannon blogs at Bohemian Junktion. She's been busy helping her son get ready to to move into his first college apartment. When he decided that a desk wasn't for him, they went looking around their place for a small table or something that could be used for housing his printer. What they found was this wooden wire spool that Dad had brought home from work.
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