Rescued Desk Finds a New Home and a New Look

Country Mouse Tales school desk before

“A little more than a month ago my mom called me to let me know she had found a small desk on the side of the road, and snagged it for me,” says Bekah at Country Mouse Tales.  “The first time I saw the desk it was sitting in her backyard, and I didn’t immediately have high hopes.”

Country Mouse Tales school desk before

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From Drawer to Footstool

Pickles in My Tea and Soup drawer before

Occasionally, seasoned Roadkill Rescuers encounter the phenomenon of extra drawers.  In Beth’s case, she found a dresser on the side of the road that was in horrible shape except the drawers, which were completely fine.  She shares her idea for rescuing drawers over at her blog, Pickles In My Tea & In My Soup.

Pickles in My Tea and Soup drawer before

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This Project Gives Roadside Bar a Whole New Meaning

Pinterior Designs bar cart before

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.

Pinterior Designs bar cart before

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Free Furniture Gets a New Look

High Style Restyle dresser before

“This beautiful chest was the victim of divorce and neither party wanted to take it with them,” says Amy of High Style Restyle.  She happened to be in the right place at the right time, so their loss was her gain.

High Style Restyle dresser before

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Thanksgiving Pictionary from Household Items

Somewhat Simple mason jar before

Somewhat Simple recently featured this project by Christine from I Dig Pinterest.  “You know how on Thanksgiving there’s always the time after eating until you feel like you’re going to burst, when you just want to sit and relax?” Christine asks.  “Well this is a perfectly low-maintenance game that will keep the kids occupied while you watch from the sofa.”
Somewhat Simple mason jar before

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Closet Door to Craft Room Storage

The Little Moments closet door before

“On garbage day last week, I drove past a house with a mound of stuff set out at the road,” tells Amy Jo at The Little Moments.  “I took a few minutes to check out the ‘trash’.  There were three TV’s, a particle board entertainment center, two wooden closet doors and a king size headboard.”

The Little Moments closet door before

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Turning Bottle Caps into Bathroom Storage

Ohoh Blog toothbrush holders before

Over at Ohoh Blog, Ama came up with a genius (and hygienic) way to store toothbrushes, using upcycled materials.  Her light bulb moment started with these large, plastic bottle caps.

Ohoh Blog toothbrush holders before

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Thrift Finds Upcycled Into High Fashion

The Felted Fox dress before

Over at The Felted Fox, Nicole is crazy good at turning worn out items into things of beauty.  “This time I decided to repurpose (or upcycle) an old thrift store dress I owned and had long gotten bored of,” she tells us.  “It had been earmarked for the Goodwill pile, when I stumbled upon a photograph of Solange Knowles wearing a little cropped
jacket and skirt combo.”

The Felted Fox dress before

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