Having seen lots of cute (but expensive) serving trays floating around the web, Hannah from Lovely Little Life was excited to find a few forgotten wooden trays at Goodwill, and bought them for a fraction of the price she would have paid elsewhere! She took on the challenge of making this one as cute as the trays she’d seen online.
Jen blogs at IHeart Organizing. Although her desk drawer was once beautifully organized with acrylic drawer dividers, she decided to use the drawer dividers in her vanity instead. And five months later, her desk drawer needed some love.
At Savvy Young Something, Sarah bought a solid wood white desk on Craigslist shortly after moving into a new house. She admitted that the desk needed a lot of work, but sat in her basement for about five months. I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to let projects sit on the back burner sometimes!
“We’ve had this table for years! It’s been through messy toddlers times two, who have recently moved on to creative art expression with markers. And being that we had pretty much scrubbed the finish right off of the table, drawings had become ingrained in the wood,” confesses Heather of Twin Dragonfly Designs.
At her blog Vicky Loves to Decorate, Vicky shares the rescue of a broken telephone table. It was missing a piece on the top, but she was sure she could fix that.
“I found this beautiful hand woven cane web chair on the side of the road,” says Cintia from My Poppet, noting, “It was nice and solid but a little weathered.” It was also a little ho-hum, which Cintia set out to change with this makeover.
“In late winter my friend and I found a dresser put out for the trash on one of our early morning runs,” tells Paula from Sweet Pea. “My husband and I repaired it, painted it and now it has a new home in our living room.”
On the day Taryn of Design, Dining + Diapers pulled an old trellis out from underneath some raspberry bushes in her backyard, she had no idea how many fun things for her home were going to come from that trellis! She’s already on her third project making use of the wood from it.