Kelly blogs over at Primer and Painted Nails. "I got a call from my neighbor the other day because her sister had several pieces of furniture she just wanted gone," she says. This dresser was one of them.
At The Weathered Door, Reeves shares a makeover that brought a little excitement into the life of a hum-drum piece of furniture. "This little bench was given to be by some family friends," she explained. Once used as a vanity bench, it had stayed in the safety zone of bland neutrals.
At Names on the Jersey Shore, Susan discovered one disadvantage when she upgraded to a flat screen TV on the wall. "The table we had the old tv on was quickly becoming a clutter spot," she notes. "It's that spot that everyone dumps everything. Obviously we needed a piece of furniture that was smaller but still had room for the Fios box & the Wii, etc."
Sheila is so good at rescues, she can pull something from the gutter and give it a successful makeover! No, seriously, over at Plum Doodles, Sheila has some great ideas for reusing scraps of gutter screen. This particular project even made use of an old framed mirror, as well.
At Remodelando la Casa, Cristina has been having some fun experimenting with chalk paint. She tried out Annie Sloan's Duck Egg on this little tray, and loved the color. But the plain, blue tray still seemed like it needed something else to complete the transformation.
Beth blogs at Through the Eyes of the Mrs. Her rescue project was inspired by a genuine problem in her home. She explains, "We were in desperate need for some organization in the hair accessory department."
Yo-ho, yo-ho, another roadkill rescue for me! As you may have guessed, this one has a nautical theme...and it's gorgeous! Jodi of Enhanced Home Decor started with this roadside find: a small, hexagon shaped side table.
"Our complex has a big trash enclosure where people tend to leave furniture they no longer want," explains Sarah at This Sarah Loves. "My husband calls this 'donating to the universe'. Last week I found a West Elm headboard that had been donated to the universe!"
Kiri over at I Like That Lamp says, "I had a gorgeous ombre pink silk blouse that never really fit that well. Not being able to stand the thought of throwing or giving it away, I did what any normal person would do…. made it into a lampshade!"
After renovating her master bedroom, Ama of OhOh Blog had plenty of big paint buckets left over. Not one to let anything go to waste, she decided to include one of those buckets in the new decor for the bedroom.
Tara at Suburble tells us, "This playhouse was sitting in the backyard of a family whose 15 year old girl had grown tired of it. It was chipped, ugly, and its siding was falling apart. They were going to tear it down before we spoke for it."
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