Molly from Pennies 'n Grace says, "I absolutely love finding or getting things for free! I have fond memories of hopping out of the car as a kid and pulling some treasure out of a heap for my mom to make our home beautiful!" Willing to do the same for her own home as an adult, Molly didn't hesitate to rescue this old door from a friend's trash heap.
Over at The Little Moments, Amy Jo rescued this badly-made frame from the dumpster at her local ReStore. "Honestly, I don’t blame them," she laughs. "They are in the business of architectural salvage, not 'crafts gone wrong' salvage."
AT Oh My! Creative, Susan explains that this old, broken chair was a source of mild contention between she and her husband. He has wanted her to get rid of it for the past ten years. On the other hand, she tells us, "At nearly 100 years old, and a garage sale rescue from my mother’s attic, I knew it was destined for greatness."
"A friend and I found a vintage thermos in a neighbor's dumpster," confesses Paula at Sweet Pea, "and I was happy to have it for decorating." Inspired by another blogger, she decided to turn the thermos into a lamp.
Here's a delightful little project from Meghan of Our Pinteresting Family. She likes to use the squeezable pouch baby foods when she and the kids are on the go. "They have the colorful twist-off tops on them, and I have been collecting them, hoping to use them for crafts," Meghan tells us.
"Since moving to North Carolina I’ve just wanted to redo everything in the house with a more beach-y/nautical vibe," says Courtney at Crafts by Courtney. So, when she found these old art prints inside her parents shed, she didn't hesitate to bring them home for a seaworthy makeover.
These little side tables have already sat in two generations of homes. Anam's grandparents had them first, passed them along to her parents, and now they have come to live at Anam's house. At her blog, Delicious and DIY, Anam shares how she updated them to suit her taste.
This table has sat in Tonya's kitchen for several years. It originally had an oak finish, but she painted it white soon after bringing it home. Unfortunately, Tonya had skipped a few steps in the painting process, and those mistakes were starting to show. It was time for a redo, and Tonya shares the process at her blog, Love of Family and Home.
This dated medicine cabinet was a yard sale reject that Gail from My Repurposed Life brought home for free. "It took me awhile to figure out that it wanted to be a portable craft station," she tells us.
At Upcycled Treasures, Katie had fabric medium in her craft stash that she'd purchased for a craft project and didn't use. So, when she came across a fantastic looking area rug that she couldn't afford, Katie had a light-bulb moment. Why couldn't she make a rug?
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