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.
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.
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.
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."